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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 (107 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 (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,662 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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23 of 24 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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4 of 4 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest Wii U games so far 18 Sep 2013
By Frank
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Very original gameplay similar to the old Pikmin games for the Gamecube, with depth and tactics you wouldn't expect behind such a colorfull and childish appearance. A must buy for any Nintendo fan!
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14 of 16 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best in the series 2 Feb 2014
By dan
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 to complete between 5 and 15 missions on unique maps or ones based on story mode maps either collecting fruit or battling enemy's and also time trial style boss battles against the bosses from story mode

story mode: this is as you would guess the main game and is similar to the first game crossed with the second game because although it has a time limit like the first game this time can be extended by collecting fruit to replenish your food supply

Bingo Battle: this mode is Pikmin 3's version of the 2-P Battle Mode from Pikmin 2. In this mode, Two players, who play as Alph and Olimar, are each given a bingo card filled with enemies, fruit, and marbles. The players must strategically find ways to not only collect the items needed to make a bingo, but also to ensure their opponent cannot win.

this game can be played using the game pad (my preference) and on it. But also with Wii mote and nunchuck and the pro controller

i would recommend this game to anybody who liked the other games in the series or to somebody who enjoys puzzle games
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars if you liked 1 and 2 you'll love this
if you liked 1 and 2 you'll love this. its totally addictive and we have deleted it and started it again several times. Some of the enemies are much harder to defeat though.
Published 10 days ago by Mrs. L. Mcsorley
5.0 out of 5 stars In a genre of its own
I had not played 1 or 2 and I actually got this as a free download after buying Mario Kart but this has been one of my Wii U highlights. Read more
Published 15 days ago by MikeH
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
all good
Published 28 days ago by MR JAMES WALDRON
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, buy immediately
What a wonderful game. Glorious graphics, delightful game play. Only problem is wrestling my three yr old off for long enough for me to play! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Look, over there
5.0 out of 5 stars A must own for Wii U owners
I had never heard of Pikmin before getting my Wii U, but I noticed it always featured on the "top games" lists everywhere, and had excellent reviews, so I thought I'd give... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Emster
2.0 out of 5 stars Not enough gameplay.
I loved pikmin and was looking forward to endless hours of enjoyment. Sadly the end came all too quickly. Read more
Published 3 months ago by M. Rhodes
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Game but too short...
I bought this game expecting it to be quite long as this game was in development before the Wii U was released yet i can complete it very quickly although its graphics are much... Read more
Published 4 months ago by ism01
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive and Fun
This is one of the best games so far for the Wii U. The graphics are vibrant and colourful exactly what we expect from Nintendo. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Degga_D
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely looking strategy fun
This is the third entry in the Pikmin series in which you play as a group of space explorers who have crash landed on a strange alien planet. Read more
Published 5 months ago by K. Trebell
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but controller neads work
I thought this game was great except the fact that it is terribly hard to move with the game pad. But the game is great when you use the normal remote and nunchuck
Published 5 months ago by Gregory Harrison
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