It would work theoretically, but depending on game window size having a full screen canvas is never the best idea.[/quote:1hc75rca]
True, but the game shown in the video looks to be about SNES resolution, which isn't too big. Plus, you only need the canvas when you have the whip active, yeah? You can spawn/destroy it as needed.
But if you can get a smooth looking chain of sprites then that's probably the most efficient way to go.