One of the most refreshing games to come out of Nintendo in a while...It's a great adventure indeed, but when the 30 days are over and the last level is complete you find yourself feeling somewhat slighted.
You feel like the most clever person on the planet when you're able to bring in three parts a day, slaughter a few frogs, and birth seventy Pikmin without breaking a sweat...what is there is enormously fun.
This is a really good game. By far has the best combat mechanics in the series. And has a fun to collect but not too overwhelming collectable. The balance between the types is the best in the series. There are some cons to this experience. This review is based on the switch version.
The pikmin get stuck on everything and are very stupid. Its impossible not to get at least one pikmin death without something stupid happening.
The game is too short and can be beaten in one sitting.
The game lacks many proper boss fights
Swarming feels clunky sometimes and often fails.
The forest naval is really annoying and I hate it lol.
The game lacks a proper challenge mode that the other games have.
Overall the game is really good for its time and incredibly fun! Great if you have some time to kill and the gameplay loop is very addicting, and it has great enemy design.
• The areas are very well-designed along with wonderful music and visuals.
• The progression is very good.
• Olimar is a wonderful character and full of charm.
• The Pikmin AI is jank. They tend to trip and get stuck on things, meaning you’ll have to suddenly stop to help them.
Pikmin 1 still holds up as a game I want to come back to, even all these years later.
If you ask me anything about this game I would be baffled. I never understood Pikmin in any shape and form, and the strategy guide failed to bring any clarity to what I was doing. This game has a timer of 30 days, and you collect random objects as part of your mission. The game’s title comes from the creatures that are the staple of it in Pikmin. You pluck them out of the ground, and then you try to build an army of them to complete your tasks. I cannot really say anything more about this game when I simply could not understand it at all.
SummaryPlayers 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]