Pikmin is a game of survival. The story starts when top Hocotate Freight employee Captain Olimar is struck by a meteor during his vacation in space. He wakes up in a strange planet filled with creatures he called Pikmin, after the PikPik Carrots on his planet. He encounters three types on his first visit: Red, Blue, and Yellow. He relies on these friendly yet fierce creatures to collect the pieces of his destroyed ship, the Dolphin, and escape the planet before his life support ends - in 30 days.
Red Pikmin are resistant to fire and have better physical power then Blue and Yellow. Blue Pikmin are able to swim in the water while Red and Yellows would drown, making them the ONLY ways of water working. Yellows are the second best in the game, as they can pike up Bomb Rocks, a powerful and destructive weapon that can be used in different ways. They can also be thrown higher then any other.
During the game, Olimar and the Pikmin travel the world, collecting ship parts and fighting var...
THE GOOD: 1. The graphics are amazing. 2. The storyline is good and as you advance in the game new features are added such as more and different monsters in each area. 3. Each type of Pikmin have there own certain ability. 4. Pikmin's a great strategic game and as you move on Captian Olimar will explain how to control the Pikmin and fight certain monsters, basically teaching you how to play the game. 5. There is more then just one area and each area will get more challenging.
THE BAD: 1. Some-what Repetitive 2. Theres time limits for each day 3. Too much reading parts in the game so it's not suggestible for children who can't read. 4. You only start off with one Pikmin making it kind of hard. 5. With only one type of Pikmin when you've started out you cannot go in the water to explore further without finding another type of Pikmin who can swim and won't drown.
SUMMARY: Pikmin was the first in it's series developed by Nintendo in December of 2001. It was an instant hit, maybe one of the best game...
SUMMARY: Nintendo has a lot of licenses under its belt already, each with a rich history stemming back to previous generations. The next Mario or Zelda game always gets its fair share of hype. However, the big N isn't about to let that be all. Enter Pikmin, a new license from Nintendo that intends to bring RTS gaming to the Gamecube.
The world of Pikmin is, in a world, beautiful. The environments are lush, as well as being rich in texture. The graphics of the things like grass and rock look very realistic, demonstrating the jump from the N64 extremely well. Water looks and effects are also very good, with ripples, splashes and light reflections. Nintendo have also taken care to make sure that the environments vary enough to remain interesting.
Even better is that these worlds aren't just nice looking lifeless pits. Each area is beautifully animated with care to breathe life into them...
THE GOOD: - a game that makes you think more strategically with commanding troops of pikmin to fight numerous enemies, and solve puzzles
- the game areas are lively and colorful
- can provide a challenge to even the most skilled gamers
THE BAD: - may provide too much of a challenge to others
- you only have a limited amount of time before the game ends
- can be hard to get all of the parts within the 30 day time limit (not real days, but days on the game)
- not really any replay value
SUMMARY: pikmin is a very odd game where your character named captain olimar crashes and lands on an unknown planet and his ship has lost all of the pieces all over the planet. not only that but his sensors indicate that the planet is filled with oxygen, which is strangely poisonous to our captain, and his helmet will only provide 30 days left until it fails. he later finds pikmin and then have them help him find his parts. this game will make you maybe feel like an actual captain commanding troops considering t...
THE GOOD: -Great graphics
-Take control of Pikmin
THE BAD: -No mutiplayer
-Gets a little repetitive after a while
SUMMARY: I have been waiting for a great innovative game for a while and Pikmin is very innovative. Basicly, you crash on a planet and your ship is totaled. To make things worse (and the story more interesting) you only have 30 bays to survive on the planet, because you got little air supply. But a spark of hope appears, when you pluck a Pikmin from the ground. The strange plant-like creature follows you and listens to your commands. After collecting thing, by using your pikmin to do all the work, to an onion (as they call it) more pikmin appears and you pluck them from the ground. Now, you use the pikmin to collect parts for your ship and bring them to it, but you must find all the parts in 30 days or your dead. Right off the bat, you will be stunned by the games great graphics. The game might look cute, but it is actually hard.
THE GOOD: The graphics and music are good. It's challenging.
THE BAD: Sometimes it's too hard, and you only have 30 days.
SUMMARY: This game is awesome! The Pikmin are cute, even though they act all cutesy when you find them, which I hate. It's really hard to get all the parts in a short amount of time. TThe graphics are good, and the music is good, too. Captain Olimar's cute. There are some really weird enemies, like the flying things that steal your Pikmin. You really have to think to beat this game. I can't find too many games like that anymore. It's really annoying, though, how the Pikmin die so easily. Fire, water, getting eaten, getting blown up. They're always dying, and you're only allowed to have 100 out at a time, so you have to go all the way back for more. Some of the parts are too hard to get. It's really hard to beat the spider thing in the Forest Naval. This game is really fun and challenging, though. It's awesome.
THE GOOD: -A LOT of polygons on screen -Nice colorful view with NO camera problems -You get to build up your Pikmin army -Some humorous animations -Fun music -A all-around good game in many ways
THE BAD: -Pikmin sometimes get left behind from getting stuck -NO 2 player mode -Very slightly repetitive -Kinda short ( 7-12 hours of gameplay )
SUMMARY: Pikmin is a fun game, and it requires you to think from time to time. The controls are very simple, it's for advanced casual players (some parts are slightly hard). You'll find yourself attached to these cute little creatures in no time, it's definitly worth renting, not quite the game to buy beacuse it's a little short on gameplay lenth. If it had a two player mode and made it longer, maybe add a couple more types of Pikmin, it would definitly be worth buying. (Just to note, Pikmin 2 will have 2 player, longer gameplay and 2 more types of Pikmin!)
THE GOOD: Repeatable days allow for more organised gameplay, child friendly with 3 endings.
THE BAD: Get's very repetative and frustrating.
SUMMARY: You play the part of Olimar, who becomes shipwrecked on an alien planet. His ship has shattered to pieces and it is up to you and some strange creatures (Pikmin) to gather up all the parts that allow you to return safely home before your life support wears out and you succum to the deadly oxygen!<br><br>As this game progresses, you are give a complete and very through "idiots guide" to how to play and everything thats going on. This is very helpful, if not occasionally annoying. <br><br>The repeat a day feature allows you a much better chance to complete the game by allowing more room for multi-tasking and error spotting; this makes it much easier to cope with when you've rasied a huge army of pikmin only to see them all munched in a couple of seconds.<br><br>The varity of pikmin discovered (3 types) all allow you to search previously in-ac...
THE GOOD: great graphics. great sound as well. the ability to control just over 500 charactors at a time is awesome.
THE BAD: levels are timed: you have an air supply, and if you exceed this limit your charactor suffocates. also some level are really hard.
the basic storyline:
in the beginning, your ship crashes and you find yourself stranded on another planet, looking for any signs of intelligent life. you play as captain olimar.(with that said, i will continue with the review in thrid person) captain olimar finds starnge plantlike creatures that look like colored onions/radishes that can walk. he names them "pikmin". they follow him around, and he can make more by growing them like normal plants. he soon learned they could perform various tasks, and perhaps help him find his ships parts that had been scattered to every far corner of the planet. but the pikmin weren't the only lifeforms on that planet, which captian olimar would soon find out....
THE GOOD: Beautiful graphics. You get to be a commander! Cheery sounds/music.
THE BAD: Wasted by the timer.
SUMMARY: Ok... I can't think of a decent introduction??? AAAAAHHHHHH!!! I'll just get right to the game. This game is one of the first (almost, maybe) Gamecube releases. You are Captain Omilar (Isn't that M-A-R-I-O scrambled with an L?), who is flying a spaceship when suddenly, an asteroid hits the vessel, which in turn, crashes onto a planet (Earth, perhaps?). When he wakes up, he finds his ship in ruins with 30 pieces scattered around the planet. His astro-suit tells him that the air is toxic and the life-support module has only 30 days to give him energy before he is gone. So, he is hopeless and just waiting to go away when suddenly, a little red alien with a leaf on his head approaches him after being picked from the ground. Mr. Omilar says he can grow more of these guys to get the 30 ship parts back so he can leave the planet to go back home. There are different colors (red, blu...