Pikmin GameCube
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 89 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 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. A riot of stressful action and multitasking that's fun every time you play it. [Dec 2001, p.164]
  2. Brilliant...Indeed, it's the kind of game that you find yourself playing in your head as you fall asleep at night, counting Pikmin, as it were. [Feb 2002, p.56]
  3. Pikmin's simple, elegant design and compact structure redeem its brevity.
  4. It has the obsessive quality. This one goes beyond simple addiction. If you get into it, you will probably REALLY get into it, and want to want to redo the game until you’ve completely dominated it.
  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: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  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. AzkaR.
    Jun 15, 2002
    10
    This is very fun to play.
  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 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 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. MicroFork
    Jun 14, 2005
    9
    Great game, might take a while to learn how to play, but just incredibly fun. Graphics are nothing special but they fit the game, and sound is pretty nice. Expand
  6. Jun 13, 2011
    8
    A remarkable experience that any GCN owner should have already had. Pros: Adorable, addictive, and original gameplay; rich in color; overall, it's fairly challenging and packed with witty puzzles and obstacles. Cons: The length is peculiar; annoying camera; repetitive sequences. 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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