Pikmin GameCube

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 118 Ratings

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  • Summary: Pikmin may be small and plantlike, but they can be a space traveler's best friend. Stranded on an unknown planet, Captain Olimar must enlist the help of these native Pikmin to rebuild his spaceship before the life-support system runs out. In the meantime, you'll have to fend off attackersPikmin may be small and plantlike, but they can be a space traveler's best friend. Stranded on an unknown planet, Captain Olimar must enlist the help of these native Pikmin to rebuild his spaceship before the life-support system runs out. In the meantime, you'll have to fend off attackers and solve various puzzles. To produce additional multicolored Pikmin you must defeat enemies and carry them back to the Pikmin nests called onions. But beware--watching giant predators gobble your Pikmin might make you angrier than you'd expect. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 39
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  1. Another dollop of glorious GameCube genius.
  2. From the moment you turn the game on you’ll be instantly captivated.
  3. Pikmin's simple, elegant design and compact structure redeem its brevity.
  4. netjak
    89
    I was pleased to find that my six-year-old daughter had as much fun as I did playing the game. Although she became a bit frustrated at points (as I did) she still was able to manage to manipulate the pikmin the way she intended.
  5. Not everyone may take to the strategic undercurrent, but as it stands, this Pikmin has already fixed its roots deep in my jaded gamer's heart.
  6. 70
    Solving the challenges was rewarding enough, but the steps one needs to take to achieve these goals become far too tedious.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. GeorgeS.
    Dec 18, 2006
    10
    This is the best game I have ever played, other than pikmin 2. And heads up because pikmin 3 is coming out for the nintendo wii.
  2. GeorgeB.
    Jun 1, 2002
    10
    This game is so cool! It's so easy to get hooked on. The blue guys are the coolest cause they can swim. The yellow guys stink cause all This game is so cool! It's so easy to get hooked on. The blue guys are the coolest cause they can swim. The yellow guys stink cause all they can do is fly higher and pick up bombs. The red pikmin are the best fighters. I think Miyamoto has outdone himself this time. Well maybe not. Expand
  3. D.C.
    Apr 3, 2003
    10
    Ups: Beautiful Graphics, great sound, originality, tons of creatures, great environments, smooth controls and simple gameplay Downs: Too Ups: Beautiful Graphics, great sound, originality, tons of creatures, great environments, smooth controls and simple gameplay Downs: Too short not to have something extra. There should at least have been some sort of multiplayer. Expand
  4. BoogerSnot
    Apr 27, 2004
    9
    The cons of this was the extremely short days and the allowance of days to finish your mission. The other con is that the pikmin get eatan The cons of this was the extremely short days and the allowance of days to finish your mission. The other con is that the pikmin get eatan too qickly. Then it takes too long to knock down walls and blow up things. Now the pros are this was a good origional story. The pikmin creatures are absolutly cute. The graphics flow smoothly and has very unique game play. Expand
  5. Jan 24, 2011
    9
    Incredibly fun and addictive this game is worth playing even now if you own a Nintendo Wii, I hope the next gen version of this game lives upIncredibly fun and addictive this game is worth playing even now if you own a Nintendo Wii, I hope the next gen version of this game lives up to the expectations. Expand
  6. Mar 10, 2016
    8
    This game is one of the better titles for the Nintendo Gamecube. I like its originality especially. While there are some annoying glitchesThis game is one of the better titles for the Nintendo Gamecube. I like its originality especially. While there are some annoying glitches they don't make the game unplayable in the slightest. My only complaint is that it's very short. Expand
  7. Anonymousguy
    Mar 29, 2003
    1
    This game got boring after an hour of playing. The only reason I gave it a one was because of it's origanality.

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Awards & Rankings

#3 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2001
#2 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2001