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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. 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 before...here’s your chance...wooptiedoo!

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  1. Rubbermade
    Mar 27, 2009
    10
    This is a fantastic game. It is a remake so how can anyone criticize it on having bad graphics or no new content or for not being Pikmin 3? New Play Control Pikimin is better than the GCN Pikmin. I can see now why people claim that the Wii has no games rated highly on this site and its because the critics are bias against the Wii and closed minded. Collapse
  2. Paratroopa
    Mar 18, 2009
    10
    Recently, I once created a discussion named "Mario Tennis Wii is this? NO! IT CAN'T BE!!!" and that discussion is about New Play Control! games shouldn't come out. Actually, I don't have Pikmin on Gamecube, so I'll give it a try. When, I played it, the graphics are slightly improved. The soundtrack? Awesome. The gameplay? Well, I heard the Gamecube version is quite frustrating because it's hard to aim. But the Wii controls make it easier. Like that, you are free to throw your Pikmins in any direction you want! What's more? Well, there's a day-to-day save functioning. You can restart the day you saved and start over. Cool! Overall, "New Play Control! Pikmin" is a great game. It proved me wrong about New Play Control! games which I think is horrible. Oops. There's a "New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat" and "New Play Control! PIkmin 2"! See ya! Expand
  3. Feb 25, 2011
    10
    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
  4. Jul 10, 2014
    9
    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
  5. RB
    Mar 10, 2009
    8
    Excellent with the Wii controls, it's as though the game was made for the Wii. While there's nothing new, they made minor changes (such as the Bulborbs no longer roaring when they die, which I am very disappointed at) and the Wii controls like I said are awesome. Expand