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Pikmin (New Play Control!)

Released on 06 February 2009

Rating: 3+ (PEGI)

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Aw, those Pikmin - they're so cute. And so helpful! Whatever you need done, be it swimming across treacherous waters, building heavy wooden bridges, or carrying life-threatening bombs, those little Pikmin just love helping you out. In Pikmin for Wii, you take on the role of Captain Olimar who has crash-landed on a mysterious planet, watched his spaceship explode into the ether and now needs to find some Pikmin pals pronto in order to get back into orbit.

Nintendo has remade this GameCube real-time strategy classic for Wii as part of the New Play Control! series. Now every Wii owner has the opportunity to take on the surreal world of Pikmin and track down the pieces of Olimar's spaceship by overcoming the obstacles, puzzles and foes that lie in wait. There are three types of Pikmin you can guide through the lush landscape: the fiery, aggressive Red Pikmin, the amphibious Blue Pikmin and the bomb-specialist Yellow Pikmin. They don't just appear out of thin air to obey your every whim though. They live in special little Onion capsules and start off life as an Onion seed, which you must nurture through three stages of development. And make sure you get them all home safely by dark - hostile enemies lie around every corner, so it really pays to know your Onions.

The all-new Wii version of Pikmin adds several features to the game, including the ability to replay any day, and an enhanced control system, using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. You only have 30 in-game days to complete your mission and get the Dolphin spaceship up and running. Can you manage it? You'll need your wits about you as you rediscover the magic of Pikmin in Pikmin on Wii.
  • Part of the exciting New Play Control! series on Wii
  • Collect up to 29 spaceship parts so that Captain Olimar can continue his journey
  • Multiple endings to enjoy, dependent on level of success
  • Use Wii Remote and Nunchuk for intuitive gameplay

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 Average rating (9 reviews)

 Pikmin make a welcome return!

| | See all MoogleMage's reviews (12)

Pikmin is a port of a Gamecube game released several years ago, in which having played myself was a huge fan. Sadly, the gamecube was doomed to obscurity and so this game didn't reach the audience it deserved.

For those who weren't lucky enough to play it the first time around, you take control of Cpt. Olimar who crash lands on a distant planet and has 30 days to recover his lost spaceship parts, with only the aid of the local creatures known as pikmin. Pikmin are tiny plant-like beings who seem to (luckily) obey every order issued by Olimar.
Just like ants, Pikmin are pretty much useless on their own but as the saying goes "There's safety in numbers". You can have up to 100 pikmin on the field at one time and can order them to fight, build, destroy or carry anything from local hostile wildlife to your missing ship parts. With 3 varieties of pikmin, each with their own strengths and weakness you'll have to assess each new situation/enemy carefully to decide which to use.

Thankfully with the popularity of the Wii, Nintendo have re-released some of it's better titles with some extras added to enhance the experience. Pikmin features new motion controls and an improved save function that allows you to restart any day.
"New motion controls? big deal!" I hear some people say, but using the remote to control the cursor makes to so much easier to aim and control your pikmin and honestly feels like an improvement upon the original. Now if you can see a pikmin even on the farthest edge of the screen you can call it, while previously you'd had to have run into range. Each level is timed which helps adds to the strategic side of things, should you push for that extra spaceship part or spend time harvesting more pikmin?

This newer update is a welcome addition to the Wii's library and although people have said to buy the gamecube version, I'd have to advise the opposite. The improved control scheme and save function more then make up the difference.

However, Pikmin still remains to be a short game and I managed to complete the story and all 30 spaceship parts within 5 hours easily. The motion controls deffinately made the game easier so that could act as a double-edged sword when considering a purchase. Also the character models look dated, but you spend very little time zoomed in close enough to notice. The environments are still as lush and beautiful as before and you'll honestly enjoy exploring every nook and cranny.

Now with Pikmin 2 awaiting a "New Play Control!" release and the brand new Pikmin 3 being made, there's never been a better time to start plucking your pikmin!

 Much better than GC version

| | See all Daeseok's reviews (1)

Nothing much has been changed, but the new control rules.
It's dead accurate and very responsive. Now it's much easier to gather your pikmins and aim to attack enemies.
Also graphically, 480p and widescreen is now supported -
If you already have a gamecube controller and a gamecube memory card you may consider buying an old gamecube version, for it's cheaper. But if you want an overall better experience, go for the Wii version.

 just a remake...

| | See all jack68's reviews (1)

back in 2001 a game called pikmin was on the game cube by nintendo, it is a strategy game in which you control miniature 'pikmin' that have different abilities depending on their colour. The game is well balanced in terms of difficultly and even if you dislike stragety games you will fun yourself having fun with this one.

But my problem here isn't with the game itself that nintendo has the cheek to fully release an 8 year old game ( that can already be played on the wii thanks to its backwards compatibly) just by adding the gimmick of the wiimote ( it doesn't really enhance the game play much).

This game leaves me wondering when nintendo will stop re-releasing successful games, and actually start making successful games again.

What would you prefer? Pikmin (New Play Control!) or Pikmin 3?

 Top game

| | See all acrobacebat's reviews (19)

this game first came out on gamecube, and now its out on the wii its the same but still very very fun its a must buy


| | See all daviesmaddy's reviews (1)

if you want a challenge and love gaming this game is for you. it may look cute and cuddly but their is a monster of a game hiding behind it. my favourite gamecube game and plays well on wii too. as well the standard mode there is a challenge mode too grow as many pikmin as you can within the time limit......................madness ensues

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Rating3+ (PEGI)