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Pikmin 3 (Nintendo Wii U)

by Nintendo
Nintendo Wii U
 Ages 3 and Over
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
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  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii U
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00844Q5LW
  • Release Date: 26 July 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 536 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Pikmin 3 is the feverishly anticipated real-time strategy game for Nintendo’s innovative, brand spanking new home console, the Wii U. This game is the third instalment in the Pikmin franchise, and is the direct sequel to Pikmin 2, which was released in 2004 on Nintendo’s Game Cube. As with the previous Pikmin games, you will be in charge of a personal army of up to 100 Pikmin, each with their own special abilities that will enable them to perform various tasks.

The game has been overhauled to match up to the Wii U’s graphics and capabilities, re-introducing you with four new main characters to the beautiful world filled with Pikmin, treasure, as well as various strange creatures and enemies; a world you must help the Pikmin to navigate and survive. As their leader, you can command them to build bridges, carry building materials, pick up fruit to carry back to the little spaceships, and defeat enemies. New Pikmin species have been introduced in this game, including the pink flying Pikmin, and the Rock Pikmin. The Rock Pikmin can throw themselves at walls, barriers and objects to break or smash them, and come in handy if an enemy has a shell, as they can destroy the armour so the other Pikmin can take them down.

Pikmin 3 is much more action-oriented than its predecessors in the franchise, and also has a greater amount of variety when it comes to strategy. This is helped with the versatility of how you wish to play the game, as you can play with the Wii Motion Plus and Nunchuck combo, where shaking the Wii remote throws your Pikmin, and shaking the Nunchuck makes your Pikmin charge. You can use the Wii U’s Game Pad also, as it acts as an overhead map and radar, allowing you to track your Pikmin’s actions in real time. Controlling multiple groups of Pikmin at once is also easier thanks to the Game Pad, making gameplay more fluid, as players can slide a finger across the touch screen to instantly switch between areas of the map. The amount of versatility offered when it comes to your personal playstyle with this game is improved with how intuitive the controls are, as now you can aim at objects directly, and can command your Pikmin armies in various different ways, depending on your strategy’s current requirements. The Game Pad also offers a replay feature when a player completes a stage, where it shows the entire map at once with the ability to fast forward, pause and rewind, so the player can rewatch the decisions and actions they made throughout the day and re-evaluate their strategy based upon that. Delve into the fun and beautiful world of the Pikmin once more, greatly and vastly improved thanks to the Wii U’s greater processing and HD capabilities and Game Pad. This highly updated game can now offer more options when it comes to game play, and allows you to completely personalise your own playstyle and strategies. (Cat Emerson)

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Please note WiiU titles are not compatible with the standard Nintendo Wii

The Return of an Army

Pikmin 3 is a fully reimagined, mass-action strategy title from the critically acclaimed Pikmin series. Players will discover a beautiful world filled with strange creatures and take command of a swarm of ant-like Pikmin trying to survive. The world is densely packed with treasures and enemies, which makes the game much more action focused and fills it with layers of potential strategies and paths, adding greater replayability to challenge modes.

  • Players can play using Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk-based controls or the Wii U GamePad controller. With new intuitive controls that make it possible to aim at objects directly, players can command their tiny, yet powerful, squads in different ways.
  • The GamePad acts as an overhead map and radar to track Pikmin movements in real time. Players can slide a finger across the touch screen to quickly switch between areas, giving greater flexibility in commanding multiple groups of Pikmin.
  • The greater processing and HD capabilities of the Wii U console are put to extensive use, resulting in a more intricately designed world, enhanced ant-like movement of the Pikmin and precisely detailed overhead views for enabling easier strategic use of the Pikmin.
  • After completing a stage, the replay feature allows players the option to review their results using the GamePad and TV. Fast-forward, rewind or pause while assessing the previous mission to decide on other paths.
  • In addition to the five original types of Pikmin encountered in previous games, the new Rock Pikmin bring powerful new abilities and are able to crack hard outer shells of enemies and break through solid barriers.
  • Mission Mode challenges players to earn the most treasure in a given time.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Miyamoto strikes again. 28 July 2013
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is a must have for any Wii U owner.

It's fun to play, the gameplay is easy and anyone whether experienced or inexperienced can pick it up and play, the environment is beautiful and engrossing, Pikmin 3 shows just how much attention to detail and care has gone into the creation of the third Pikmin installment.

There are three modes, story mode, mission mode and bingo battle. Story mode follows the trials and tribulations of three astronauts who have crashed landed on an unknown planet in search of food for their planet. With the help of Pikmin, the astronauts need to gather enough food to feed their planet.

Mission mode offers the player the chance to improve their Pikmin playing skills with short games i.e. 'gather the fruit' and 'battle the boss'.

Bingo Battle is the multiplayer mode where each player is given a bingo card and must ensure they get a bingo and stop their counterpart getting a bingo.

Not to waffle on but this game is fantastic and if it's any indication of the games coming out on the Wii U then I'll be one very happy gamer.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing game, truly lives up to 1 & 2. 23 Aug 2013
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Pikmin 3 is an amazing game, I have been waiting a veeeery long time for this game since I finished 2 when I was still in school, now I'm about to start university so I've had many years of waiting for this and hyping it up and it makes me glad that I can say it was very much worth the wait.

The gameplay controls like a dream with the Wii Remote + Nunchuck, the graphics (apart from some textures) are amazing, especially the Venomous Phosmoth and all of the foliage (especially in the rain).

The music is much like Pikmin 1 and 2, very relaxing and surreal like the environments themselves and great to listen to.

The games only real issue is the length of the story, being much shorter than Pikmin 2 but probably longer than 1 (I can't quite recall), it is entirely replayable however and you will probably want to go through it again at the end.

Mission mode is the challenge mode from the previous games, it has three modes in it which are Collect Treasure, Defeat Enemies and Boss Battle, each mode has five missions in it which you can get either a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum medal depending on how well you do.

I was pleasantly surprised by this mode as it took me a good while to get platinum medals on everything, I assumed since modern Nintendo didn't make things all too difficult anymore it would be a cakewalk but it certainly wasn't as I had to learn the intricacies of each mission map to finally, after many, MANY tries to get my hands on a Platinum medal.

All in all this is unquestionably the best game the Wii U has on it right now and I sincerely hope this is an indicator of the quality of future Wii U titles.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best game in the last 10 years 28 July 2013
By Dracula
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I just finished playing Pikmin 3 before writing this review and everything about it is superb. It has that charm and Nintendo magic which creates such a beautiful engrossing world.

Lots of controller options, AMAZING graphics not possible on PS3 or 360 and when completed there are challenge modes plus excellent multiplayer to get into.

If you are already a next gen owner (Wii U) then this exclusive is a must buy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY IT BUY IT!!!! Really great 1st Party game! 9 Dec 2013
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I started Pikmin 3 at the weekend having never played the other 2 Pikmin games on the GC/Wii and must say its a really fun game and it looks AMAZING! Gives PS4/Xbone a run for their money gameplay and graphics wise.

I am only part way though this game but I also got SM3DW, I havent gone back to SM3DW.. thats all I'll say.

Totally worth the price and I hope Nintendo make a Pikmin 4!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BEA - utiful! 27 July 2013
By Goku
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The best thing about Nintendo is they remind of the beauty of Gaming. No guns, no sex, no explosives, Just 3 astronauts who land an inhabited Planet in order to save theirs. Haven't played the previous games in the series but I love the Wii u so much I bought it anyway. Glad I did, very intelligent game, takes patience and wit, only on day 3. The only bad point is that I'm unable to change the controls of the control sticks as I'm right handed it would be easier to aim with the right stick, oh well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I've started having dreams with Pikmin in them! 26 Nov 2013
By Nulsh
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Just noticed I've clocked up 70+ hours on Pikmin3 and I still have lots to do. Thought it only fair to recommend this to others.

Game play is straightforward and engrossing. Whilst playing I'm oblivious to the fact that I am playing a Real Time Strategy game - I am immersed in marshalling my wee Pikmin and toggling between the astronauts to complete the tasks with the best attributes for each job.

I have played the Story mode which is really nice. The presentation and excellent environments are a joy to explore.

But by far - most of my time is spent on the Mission modes. Pushing myself to get gold awards, and in some cases platinum. Once I was hooked on the Collect The Treasure missions I bought the additional download levels the day they came out (I think the extra levels were under 2, money well spent). I still have the Enemies and Boss Battle missions to explore - and there is more download content for those too.

I played the first mission numerous times to prove to myself that all the treasure could actually be collected in the allocated time. Delighted when I got platinum award - I assume this is awarded when all the treasure is collected and a bonus award depending on how much time remained on the clock.

There's a nice Ranking graph which shows your best score for each level in comparison to ALL the people who have played it - there are some astounding scores in there! Another incentive to persevere and attempt to better each performance.

I hope Nintendo are creating more Collect the Treasure missions as these are my current favourites.

Who'd have though strategy could be so much fun.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding game. Buy it.
I knew nothing about Pikmin, but many reviews say how brilliant it is and I can't disagree. I'm a 45 year old male with three daughters (13, 11, 8) and we all love it. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic.
Another fantastic Wii U exclusive. Very challenging, great fun, charming, and addictive. Nintendo's amazing Wii U exclusives make the console well worth its asking price. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Jareth Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent game
This is a fantastic game for the Wii U. It makes great use of the Wii U gamepad and is huge fun for all ages. Read more
Published 29 days ago by S. Peacock
5.0 out of 5 stars With Wii U, everything is BETTER!!!
I gave up and bought this, after getting bored with waiting for something else...and boy, am I happy I did so.

What an amazing surprise!!! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tepo
5.0 out of 5 stars Appeals to all ages - very addictive!
I've never played any of the previous Pikimin games before and took a long time deciding whether or not this was worth a shot as I couldn't really work out what it was all... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. Bryony A. Shaw
3.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, but short
I really love Pikmin and have both games for the Gamecube. Pikmin 3 was one of the games that I was most excited about getting for my Wii U. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Alessandro
5.0 out of 5 stars A Plucking Success
It has been nearly nine years since Nintendo put us in control of a space captain, who like his predecessors has been stranded on a very colourful alien planet completely alone,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ben Nicholls
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game!
Pikmin 3 is game that brings me back to GameCube version of this game. Its cute, addictive beautyful. Read more
Published 1 month ago by speedy901990
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Pikmin 3 is brilliant, its a great game with a beautiful atmosphere and filled with strange and wonderful creatures. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Phillip
5.0 out of 5 stars best in the series
this game is awesome ive played it through 3 times since i bought my copy it consists of 3 modes: mission mode, story mode and bingo battle

mission mode: this allows you... Read more
Published 2 months ago by dan
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