Critic & User Reviews
Many different ways to kill your Pikmin!!
posted by gonzo3333 (LAS VEGAS, NV) Jul 15, 2006
Member since Aug 2003
11 out of 12 gamers (92%) found this review helpful
The game looks great. From the menu to the text, it all just seemed... Pikmin-like....
The graphics are really nice. They're not perfect, but they're very colorful and all of the creatures they have just have a look to them that looks really cool.
It's not amazing but it's very nice music to listen to while playing a strategy game. There's not too much music in the game, but what there is, is great! The levels, "The Forest of Hope" and "The Final Trial" have the best songs. There's not one song in this game that is annoying.
Obviously the best part of the game. The first few minutes I ever played, I was liking it only a little. But then I really got into it, and by the end of the first day, I had a blast with the game. You can have three different pikmins. Red, yellow, and blue. Reds are immune to fire and are the strongest, yellows can carry bomb rocks and can be thrown the highest, and blues can go in water. The game isn't too difficult but your pikmin will die if you don't think of a strategic way to get a part for your ship. That only goes for some, however. The first few parts are a breeze to get, and really shouldn't sacrifice many of your beloved pikmin. There really are no weak points to this game. Just the fact that it isn't too long really.
Not a very long game. It should take you about 10 hours. Challenge Mode is fun, but doesn't last too long. But, you'll probably come back to this game a lot. I played and beat it a good 4 times. There are 3 files in this game, and it takes up 19 blocks in your memory card.
So this is a must-play. Whether you rent or buy, you'll get your moneys worth ;)
One of the best series of Nintendo games ever
posted by Mariobro (CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH) Aug 22, 2008
Member since Apr 2006
5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful
posted by BadReview (WALLA WALLA, WA) Mar 29, 2007
Member since Feb 2007
4 out of 6 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
it definetly wasn't better than Pikmin 2 though.
It starts out as Captain Olimar going on vacation
, but he crashes into a meteor, and crash lands on planet.... EARTH!!! He estimates his suit will only keep him alive for 30 days.(Everybody whose ever played the game wishes it were a few days longer)He runs into a red thing witch spits out a seed witch grows into a Pikmin.
This is a great great so it is hard to believe it was made in 2001.
P.S. If you want to get a TON of Pikmin go to the landing site(this requires blue Pikmin) go over to the grey wall, and blow it up with bomb rocks inside the box(to pick bombs you need yellow Pikmin)after that go to the small pond, and throw a lot of Pikmin into the clam's mouth after the pearl pops out take it to any of the onions for 50!! Pikmin.
The time limit is the problem
posted by MetalMario (PITTSFIELD, NH) Jul 8, 2010
Member since Apr 2010
2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
The sunrise-to-sunset time limit isn't so bad. In fact, it's a pretty essential part of the gameplay. The game would have been improved greatly, however, by the allowance of unlimited days during which to get things done. After all, if you're rushed off your feet, then you're not having fun.
Charming and cute, but not my type
posted by Plague310 (SAN DIEGO, CA) Jan 26, 2008
Member since Jan 2008
2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
THE GOOD: the music, scenery, and characters make this game look and sound good. It's fairly addicting, and having hordes of little flowers following you brings back memories of caterpillar parties in late 90's and early 00's adventure games. Control is good, and sending funny-looking flowered imps to their death can be satisfying.
THE BAD: The game does not have a lot of action (at least, not on the level of Metroid or some other games), and that's because it's not an action/adventure game. Also, the passing of night and day, an integral part of the plot, can become rather annoying and pedantic. Just when you realize where to go or when you finally get somewhere it's night, and time to turn in. The controls are strange, taking a while to get used to, and the pikmin blindly following everywhere gets bothersome.
There's really NOTHING TERRIBLE about this game. It's charm is fairly addictive, and after a short time, you'll either find yourself playing for hours or never wanting to see it again. Like I said in the beginning: liking or not liking this game really depends on your personal tastes. It's definitely worth a try if you have any interest in games which don't involve gore, racing, or sports.
THE FINAL OPININON
posted by PkMiNLoVeR (Clermont, FL) Jun 6, 2009
Member since Jun 2009
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
my favorate game
posted by stephen (GLENDALE, AZ) Oct 21, 2006
Member since Aug 2006
2 out of 6 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
Pikmin try to help you, but they get eaten!
posted by BULLY123 (PRATTVILLE, AL) Jun 15, 2009
Member since Jul 2008
1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
posted by mattside (HOWES CAVE, NY) Aug 5, 2006
Member since Jun 2006
1 out of 8 gamers (12%) found this review helpful
posted by Freibergs (LUTZ, FL) Jan 7, 2008
Member since Jun 2007
1 out of 9 gamers (11%) found this review helpful
Pretty Fun and Challenging.
posted by SonicHeadK240 (WATERVLIET, NY) Mar 8, 2011
Member since Mar 2011
Do you have the time?
posted by shadow96 (ALEXANDRIA, VA) Jan 6, 2011
Member since Jan 2011
I own it, back win I was 6, and I played hours on end, just to see what has around the comer!
Pikmin is almost guarenteed to capture your heart.
posted by MegaLuigi (SLIDELL, LA) Oct 24, 2010
Member since Oct 2010
Dis game is awesome
posted by cutie123 (Bronx, NY) Jun 29, 2010
Member since Oct 2009