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  • Summary: No mission is too big for the tiny Pikmin. Touch down on a world of rich adventure with Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch. Command a capable crop of tiny creatures and explore a hostile planet in this exciting blend of action and strategy. Use each Pikmin type's unique skills to overcomeNo mission is too big for the tiny Pikmin. Touch down on a world of rich adventure with Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch. Command a capable crop of tiny creatures and explore a hostile planet in this exciting blend of action and strategy. Use each Pikmin type's unique skills to overcome obstacles and open up a diverse world around you. Seek out valuable items, solve puzzles and overcome powerful creatures in a richly detailed world full of surprises. What's new? Whether you've played Pikmin 3 on Wii U or it's your first venture on planet "PNF-404", Pikmin 3 Deluxe comes packed with exciting new modes and features:

    * 2P co-op: Journey through the main story in two player co-op* on the same console!
    * New adventures: Go it alone or team up with a friend to take on brand new prologue and epilogue stories starring Pikmin and Pikmin 2 heroes Olimar and Louie!
    * Quality of life improvements: Expand your exploration with an enhanced lock-on targeting system, enemy balancing changes, multiple difficulty modes, optional hints and more.
    * Piklopedia: Unlock profile entries for each character and find out their unique perspectives on each creature you discover.
    Squad up!
    If you need a break from your plucky adventure, more fun awaits with returning additional modes. Get competitive with another player in Bingo Battle, or complete unique challenges alone or cooperatively in Mission Mode which includes all DLC from the Wii U version!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 93
  2. Negative: 0 out of 93
  1. Nov 26, 2020
    100
    Pikmin 3 Deluxe is a better version of one of the best games ever made - one of Nintendo's crowning achievements, even. Whether you've played it before, or are lucky enough to experience it for the first time, you owe it to yourself to play this irrevocable environmentalist masterpiece.
  2. Oct 30, 2020
    90
    If you count yourself among a smaller audience that, for example, knows what an RTS or a Metroidvania is, this is a great game. It does exactly what it sets out to do, and it does it well, but it will feel overwhelming to those that have signed on during the Switch era.
  3. 90
    Pikmin 3 Deluxe is another excellent entry in Nintendo's charming and under-appreciated franchise. The main campaign is enjoyable enough on its own, but the numerous additions and improvements are just icing on the cake.
  4. Oct 28, 2020
    85
    This is a solid port of one of the best Wii U games. It’s a shame Nintendo didn’t try to enhance its visuals or fix some issues, but if you missed it on their previous console, now you’ve got a second chance.
  5. Nov 12, 2020
    80
    If you’ve yet to jump into Pikmin 3, then the Deluxe version is a great way to experience the charming game.
  6. Oct 28, 2020
    80
    Pikmin 3 Deluxe is another comprehensive re-release with a welcome multiplayer component, but it’s a shame Nintendo didn’t polish it to the fine sheen that it deserves.
  7. Oct 28, 2020
    70
    Nintendo’s overlooked Pikmin series shines as the latest Wii U Port on Switch, though the core gameplay experience is largely unchanged.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 64
  2. Negative: 4 out of 64
  1. Mar 24, 2021
    10
    Strategic perfection. The main story is one of the best I've ever played, you have to think very carefully about every choice you make. TheStrategic perfection. The main story is one of the best I've ever played, you have to think very carefully about every choice you make. The side content is also excellent. I've beaten this game twice now and plan to do it all over again. You owe it to yourself to play it. Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2020
    10
    I think i’m obsessed with this game i’ve beat it on every difficulty got platinums on every level of both side stories and got everyI think i’m obsessed with this game i’ve beat it on every difficulty got platinums on every level of both side stories and got every achievement except the mission mode ones i’m still working on those so yeah incredible game also don’t worry you don’t need to have played the other 2 pikmin games there will be some confusion like “who are olimar and louie” but the side stories can help with that Expand
  3. Oct 31, 2020
    10
    Absolutely loved this game. The enhanced graphics on the switch as well as the additional content make it a very worthy improvement from theAbsolutely loved this game. The enhanced graphics on the switch as well as the additional content make it a very worthy improvement from the previous edition. Does justice to the Pikmin legacy and I truly hope that this is the start of more Pikmin content on the switch. Expand
  4. Dec 14, 2020
    9
    This is prolly one of the BEST 2p coop couch switch game out there, believe me I have checked a lot of them.
    For non player partners this can
    This is prolly one of the BEST 2p coop couch switch game out there, believe me I have checked a lot of them.
    For non player partners this can still be safely played (with the exception of the final boss maybe).
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  5. Sep 12, 2021
    8
    Pikmin 3 Deluxe is complete for a management game. Endearing, the pikmins are an intelligent mechanic but little exploited because of a weakPikmin 3 Deluxe is complete for a management game. Endearing, the pikmins are an intelligent mechanic but little exploited because of a weak lifespan. That said, the mission modes and the side story add hours to the clock. Expand
  6. Dec 10, 2020
    7
    this games really fun, and all the improvements from the wii u version are good ones, but theres just not enough of them. i cant reccomendthis games really fun, and all the improvements from the wii u version are good ones, but theres just not enough of them. i cant reccomend paying full price for a years-old game where you can get the same experience for 40 dollars cheaper. buy it on the wii u, or wait for the switch version to go on sale. Expand
  7. Apr 25, 2022
    0
    When I play this game, it makes me feel like I'm doing the chem test all over again. Frankly, I'd rather do the chem test than play this.When I play this game, it makes me feel like I'm doing the chem test all over again. Frankly, I'd rather do the chem test than play this. Calculating moles is far more enjoyable than sh1tmin. My review for this game is Avogadro's number times ZERO Expand

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