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  • Summary: Players control a Spaceman who has crash-landed on a strange world inhabited by Pikmin -- plant-like creatures who selflessly follow the spaceman's orders. Controlling these Pikmin, it's up to you to help the Spaceman defeat the Pikmin-munching predators, solve puzzles and ultimately find a way to escape the planet. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. The most important thing is: Pikmin is worth playing. It's simply indispensable in any fan collection and a sample of the different way Nintendo makes its games. On the other hand, if you've already played it fully on GameCube, maybe the new version is dispensable
  2. Pikmin is a little gem that puts you in touch with the power, the beauty and the cruelty of the Nature in a wonderful way. Just don't mind if you already played the game on Gamecube.
  3. An incredibly charming adventure.
  4. Pikmin newbies and curious Wii owners alike should definitely take a look at New Control Play! Pikmin, especially if they have a craving for something a bit different.
  5. Pikmin, the Miyamoto's RTS experiment, comes to Wii with slightly improved controls and a lower price in order to attract wiimote's fans who couldn't play eight years ago one of the most original and fresh ideas for our dear but dead Gamecube.
  6. 75
    The Wii interface is a brilliant fit for the game, giving it the speed and fluidity of a true RTS.
  7. Pikmin was a good game back in 2002. Maybe Nintendo thought they should release it again. We rather wished they didn’t. The game is a complete waste of time. The game hasn’t changed a bit since the original and brings no new content. That’s just ridiculous. If you never played Pikmin’s your chance...wooptiedoo!

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  1. Feb 25, 2011
    Ah, Pikmin. one of the best RTS series of all time.
    it's so great. it's mixes fighting and scavenger hunting so well that My brain should be
    splattered on the wall from an awesomeness explosion. Why that hasn't happened yet, I'll never know. Expand
  2. Jul 10, 2014
    Fantastic game, not just a port, this version allows you to restart your day or go back in times a few days back. So the obnoxious time limit is not as grueling at all here. On top of that the wiimote seems to have been made for Pikmin, and this is coming from someone who does not like the wiimote one little bit. A wonderful first installment for one of the best series Myamoto and Nintendo ever created. Here's to many more Pikmin games. Expand

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