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Developed by Nintendo development house EAD.

Added on: June 06, 2001

[edit] Background

You control a spaceman called Captain Olimar who has crash-landed on an unusual planet. The planet is inhabited by Pikmin - strange flower-like creatures that are half-animal, half-plant as well as a variety of hostile creatures who will try and stop you in your mission. Captain Olimar must collect 30 sections of his crashed vessel which have been scattered across the planet to reassemble his ship and continue his galactic quest: luckily the obliging Pikmin are there to help him.

Each type of Pikmin has unique strengths, which Olimar must use to his advantage. Red Pikmin can withstand high temperatures, blue Pikmin can survive in water, while yellow Pikmin can destroy obstacles by using bomb-rocks. Players can control 100 Pikmin at any one time organising them individually, in groups, or in an army of 100 and the Wii Remote makes selecting, grouping and giving orders to your Pikmin more fluid and more intuitive than ever before making it more accessible to all levels of players.

[edit] Features

  • With newly added Wii motion controls, players simply point the Wii Remote controller at the screen to wrangle an army of Pikmin and put them to work.
  • The New Play Control! features open this highly rated Nintendo GameCube game to a new generation of players while giving players who loved it the first time a new way to experience it.
  • Players take command of up to 100 Pikmin and order them to swarm dangerous predators, demolish barriers and haul critical parts back to their ship. The game combines action and strategy with fun characters.

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Pikmin comes to the Nintendo 3DS, Captain Olimar sets foot on a 2D adventure

The return of the Bulborb

Sep 01 at 7:30pm, by Maxfield Navarro | 6 comments

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Aug 16, 11 5:13am
an awesome strategy game for the gamecube (i don't own the gamecube version, i own the wii adaption). Pikmin
nasty nappa
Jun 18, 11 5:04am
i found it very boring dull and frustrating Pikmin
Dark Silver
Sep 11, 10 12:29am
I fought the Mamuta, the Goolix, and the terrible Smokey Progg! Only lost 80 some Pikmin to the demon as well! Pikmin
Black Pikmin123
Aug 5, 10 4:46pm
Played 7 times or so, then got bored and moved to 2. Pikmin
Jul 25, 10 11:51pm
A fun game, though sometimes the time limit made things difficult. But difficulty is fun... right? Pikmin
May 2, 10 4:44am
hard Pikmin
Apr 22, 10 5:00am
loved this game getting a whole army together to do stuff an jump people an i kinda liked watching them attack bigger targets an getting... Pikmin
Nov 7, 09 10:35pm
looking for all the pices but im not playing that much to acctidct to the pc Pikmin
Jul 22, 09 6:17pm
LOVE this game! Pikmin
Jul 7, 09 4:00pm
Eh, not as good as Pikmin 2. Pikmin
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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Mar 9, 2009 (Wii)
    • Dec 3, 2001 (GC)
  • Japan:
    • Dec 25, 2008 (Wii)
    • Oct 26, 2001 (GC)
  • Europe:
    • Feb 6, 2009 (Wii)
    • Jun 14, 2002 (GC)
  • Australia: Feb 26, 2009
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