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An astronaut stranded on an alien planet must command battalions of plantlike creatures in order to survive and locate his missing spaceship parts.

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Motoi Okamoto (script)

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Hajime Wakai
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Captain Olimar is an intrepid space traveller from the planet Hocotate. In his ship the Dolphin Olimar retrieves precious items and materials for his homeworld. On one voyage, however, a meteor strikes his ship, forcing him into a crash landing on a mysterious world. Pieces of the Dolphin are scattered as it crashes, and though Olimar survives, the situation is grim. The batteries on his life-support system will die in thirty days, after which he'll be at the mercy of the planet's toxic oxygen atmosphere. But there may be hope: shortly after his arrival, Olimar discoveres strange creatures called Pikmin that obey his commands after he plucks them from the ground. With their help, Olimar works to collect the vital pieces of his ship so he can safely return home. Written by Anonymous

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2 December 2001 (USA) See more »

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A unique challenge like never before.
8 January 2002 | by smashattackSee all my reviews

If you love strategy games, you'll love Pikmin.

Pikmin surrounds you with amazing graphics and easy-to-learn gameplay the instant you grab the controller. The pikmin are easily trained and can be told what to do without much problem (until they fall into the water and drown themselves).

Many problems are presented that Captain Olimar and his cute, hard-working pikmin will have to overcome in order to ensure the survival of our hero. Included in the problems are: large lakes, huge pikmin-eating beasts, out-of-order bridges, and huge walls that can only be passed by the use of yellow, bomb-wielding pikmin.

I've heard people complain that this game (as well as others) designed for Nintendo are "cartoony". I don't know whether this comment was made to be an insult, picking at an assumed "flaw", or a compliment, as I have heard the same people say they enjoyed Crash Bandicoot or other similar "cartoony" games. The fact is that Pikmin may be "cartoony", but this is no flaw. This adds to the humor in the game, building up the already high satisfaction levels. I don't believe that if a game looks like little children's cartoons, it is bad. Rather, let's try to stay open-minded with all games, "cartoony" and devilishly gory alike.

All in all, Pikmin is well worth your time. Think of it as a sort of humorous way of playing Jurassic Park with a twist. After all, a huge ton of your pikmin will be smashed by leaping frogs, be eaten by huge "Bulbears", be burnt by flame-throwing animals, or drown because they weren't smart enough to follow you and steer clear of the river. This all adds a stylish, unique gameplay you shouldn't miss out on.


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