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Pikmin (Wii)

by Nintendo
Nintendo Wii
 Ages 3 and Over
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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  • The Wii Remote pointer is used is used to control the on-screen cursor, which directs where Olimar sends Pikmin as well as where he aims the sound of his whistle
  • The A Button has several functions:It allows Olimar to interact with an Onion (to put in or take outPikmin) or with the Dolphin (to check the ship's status and to repair his space suit). When next to a part of the Dolphin,pressing the A Button yields information on the part. If Olimar is near Pikmin embedded in the ground, pressing the A Button will make Olimar pull the Pikmin out. Most often the A Button will be used to grab Pikmin underOlimar's direct command. When the A Button is released Olimar will throw the Pikmin to where the cursor is
  • Retry a day from save The Wii iteration of Pikmin also allows the player to select a save file and return to an earlier date of that save file.
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B001CTL5GQ
  • Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 13.7 x 1.5 cm ; 163 g
  • Release Date: 6 Feb 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,197 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Product Description

Aw, those Pikmin - they're so cute. And so helpful! Whatever you need done, be it swimming across treacherous waters, building heavy wooden bridges, or carrying life-threatening bombs, those little Pikmin just love helping you out. In Pikmin for Wii, you take on the role of Captain Olimar who has crash-landed on a mysterious planet, watched his spaceship explode into the ether and now needs to find some Pikmin pals pronto in order to get back into orbit.

Nintendo has remade this GameCube real-time strategy classic for Wii as part of the New Play Control! series. Now every Wii owner has the opportunity to take on the surreal world of Pikmin and track down the pieces of Olimar's spaceship by overcoming the obstacles, puzzles and foes that lie in wait. There are three types of Pikmin you can guide through the lush landscape: the fiery, aggressive Red Pikmin, the amphibious Blue Pikmin and the bomb-specialist Yellow Pikmin. They don't just appear out of thin air to obey your every whim though. They live in special little Onion capsules and start off life as an Onion seed, which you must nurture through three stages of development. And make sure you get them all home safely by dark - hostile enemies lie around every corner, so it really pays to know your Onions.

The all-new Wii version of Pikmin adds several features to the game, including the ability to replay any day, and an enhanced control system, using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. You only have 30 in-game days to complete your mission and get the Dolphin spaceship up and running. Can you manage it? You'll need your wits about you as you rediscover the magic of Pikmin in New Play Control! Pikmin on Wii.

  • Part of the exciting New Play Control! series on Wii
  • Collect up to 29 spaceship parts so that Captain Olimar can continue his journey
  • Multiple endings to enjoy, dependent on level of success
  • Use Wii Remo

Manufacturer's Description

Players control a spaceman named Captain Olimar who has crash-landed on an unusual planet. The goal of the game is to help Olimar collect his vessel's lost parts, which have been scattered all over the planet. Luckily for Captain Olimar, the planet is inhabited by strange little creatures, called Pikmin. Pikmin are plant-like life forms that come in three different colours red, yellow and blue. Each type of Pikmin has unique strengths, which Olimar must use to his advantage. Red Pikmin can withstand fire, blue Pikmin can survive in water, while yellow Pikmin can destroy obstacles by using bomb-rocks. Players can control the Pikmin sprouts individually, in groups, or in one large Pikmin posse of 100 creatures. Pikmin on Wii will allow users to utilise all new controls when playing this GameCube favourite, and offering a more complete experience on the Wii. The New Play Controls have made this version of Pikmin more accessible and tighter, with the most notable difference being that Captain Olimar is now controlled with the Nunchuk's Analogue Stick while the cursor is moved with the Wii Remote's pointer.

The player's goal is to use the Pikmin to locate the 30 different parts of the Dolphin and carry them back to the spaceship to repair it so that Olimar can return home. The catch is that this task must be accomplished within 30 in-game days

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Update on an old favourite 25 May 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Pikmin is one of my favourite games of all times - I got it several years ago for the GameCube and must have completed it a dozen times.

I originally wanted to buy the sequel, but because I'm an idiot I accidentally clicked on this as well. However when I realised and tried to return Pikmin 1, Amazon very kindly let me keep the game (too much hassle for them to pay return postage I guess). So I got two games for the price of one!

I decided to give this away, but couldn't resist trying out the new control system first. It doesn't disappoint. It's as intuitive as the old version to control, and the addition of the Wii remote as motion sensor brings a new level of ease, as it frees up all of your fingers to mash buttons while you fling Pikmin everywhere.

In regards to graphics, there doesn't seem to be a lot of difference, but they have always been lovely and suit the style of the game, so no complaints there. The little Pikmin are as adorable as ever and the gameplay is smooth, no glitches or other problems.

The main issue people seem to have is the 30 day time limit, but as far as I'm concerned it just adds a bit more of a challenge to what could have otherwise been a very easy game. After the first play-through (it's pretty quick to complete if you put your foot down, so you can almost treat that as a practice round) you can then return with a better grasp of where the ship's components are, and from then (for me at least) it becomes more of a competition as to how many pieces I can find in a day, or how many days I have left at the end, etc. In my opinion this game deserves several play-throughs, so I never saw the time-limit as restricting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I really loved it 18 Aug 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this game a few weeks ago, I really only enjoy strategy games. This one really got under my skin. I played it once through knowing I was not going to get all the pieces but just sat back and enjoyed playing and mooching around the levels. Frankly I did not expect to finish it since I have never managed to complete a game yet. I managed 20 out of 30 pieces the first time and that was when I decided I could do it for real. The first 12 "days" were easy. I had done them before and knew my way around. Getting to new areas after that was progerssive ans sensible. The time limit, that may people seem to resent, was no problem for me, it was part of the challenge. The game would be easy if you could just keep going til you won. Second time round I actually got all 30 pieces in 26 days, leaving me 4 days to go back and kill more creatures and have a good look around.
Perhaps I am biased to this game becasue it is the first time I have completed a game but I would highly recomend it. I am definitley getting Pikmin 2.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My all-time favourite game 6 Aug 2014
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I'm not much of a gamer, but I have a Wii and I adore this game. It's unique, cute and challenging. I bought this one as I thought my disc was worn out I'd played it so much. It turns out the problem is with the console not the game, but I'm happy to have a spare copy, just in case!

It's great fun just running around exploring the different worlds and creatures and discovering what the different Pikmin can do. Once you open up the challenge levels they are great, I'm still trying to beat my high scores.

I googled what other challenges there are, and I've completed the game in 9 days. Next I'm trying to do it without killing any Pikmin, but still haven't quite managed that one!

This is my all-time favourite game and prefer it to Pikmin 2 and 3.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the Gamecube version? 23 Feb 2009
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
First off: This game is great.

It's a fun game to play, and in my opinion the wii controls help it a lot. I did (and still do) own the original on the Gamecube, but I didn't really enjoy it that much if I'm honest. However, now that I have the Wii version, I am loving the game! If you played the original Pikmin and liked it, but thought it was just missing the mark, do try this version!

The only problem with this game is, as other people have (and likely will continue to) point out is the time limit in each day, unlike Pikmin 2. I still recommend it, and will definitely be buying Pikmin 2 if they re-release it on the Wii!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nintendo have hit the mark! 10 Mar 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
first off, the game is blast, controlling little coloured creatures to help gather parts of your wrecked ship? genius!
Nintendo got it right when the said the were re-making gamecube games with new BETTER controls to be released as Wii games!
Pikmin was a great idea to start off with in 2001-2002 when ninendo created the game, yet it featured kind sloppy controls that made it look bad, not to mention the loathing day limit.

Yet, Nintendo have really answered the prayers of Ninty fans this time!
Nintendo released New play control pikmin as the first of a few to be re-done, yet, although you have the great new controls and options, you have th big letdown that made pikmin upopular as a gamecube game, the time limit, that is why Pikmin misses the 5/5 , because nintendo kept it there.
Overall, it is still a fun and addictive game, for those who haven't ever played it, this is essential, just be aware the bigger and better sequel is in line for the Wii-make and will be coming out soon!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Super fun Pikmin
Pikmin is an amazing game it is fun to try and speed run with super level design and fantastic game play.
Published 5 months ago by Anthony Donaldson
5.0 out of 5 stars Best game ever made
In short, this is the best game I've ever played. Now that's a bold statement and you can't compare this type of game to a FPS or platformer but I never enjoyed playing any other... Read more
Published 8 months ago by RC
5.0 out of 5 stars bought for my granddaugher
My granddaughter, aged 5, loves this. Her big brother has Pikmin 2 and so she now feels grown up. She loves it.
Published 9 months ago by Ann Holdaway
5.0 out of 5 stars Pikmin, pick me :)
Great port of an old game. Works perfectly on the wiiU. If you like the newer versions, then you'll love the original
Published 10 months ago by j q
5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy customer
Purchased for a young lady I look after she loves it :) if she is happy that makes me happy
Published 12 months ago by stacey
5.0 out of 5 stars You're taking your chances if you're not from the UK
I'm not sure if it was just my bad luck with a defective copy or if there's a regional lock on Wii games like this one, but be on your guard if purchasing this from outside the... Read more
Published 13 months ago by J. Mota
5.0 out of 5 stars pikmin 2
What can i say its pikmin on the wii and brill game and if you only have a wii u and cant play gamecube games you can now ad this to your collection
Published 13 months ago by jadebunny
5.0 out of 5 stars Pikmin
Pikmin and Pikmin 2 both games originally released on the Nintendo GameCube and Ported to the Nintendo Wii it's a great game but i prefer the Original GameCube Version
Published 15 months ago by Liam Alderton
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant game!
Pikmin is a fantastic game that I would recommend to anybody interested in strategy titles. Its surprisingly deep and has huge replay value.
Published 15 months ago by David Lundqvist
5.0 out of 5 stars Very fun game
This game is really fun but there is a time limit for the hole game that you must compete your tasks within.
Published 18 months ago by Lewis
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