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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 (120 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii U
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00844Q5LW
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm ; 141 g
  • Release Date: 26 July 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,817 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

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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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Miyamoto strikes again. 28 July 2013
By JB
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Plucking Success 22 Feb. 2014
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, bar the help of the adorable yet ferocious combatants known as the Pikmin. These flower like inhabitants are completely loyal to you (for some reason that is never explained), which is helpful as they are your only chance of survival and completing the game. This time around you are no longer accompanied by the likeable Captain Olimar but are thrust into the control of three different captains, Charlie, Brittany and Alf. These three space trekkers are from the planet of Koppai, which is facing an inevitable doomsday due to a growing population resulting in an ever decreasing food supply. They come to the conclusion that food is out there and the inhabitants decide to explore the cosmos to find salvation. This is where the Pikmin’s home planet PNF 404 comes into play; this is the only planet that reports back positive to signs of life. But this planet is as dangerous as it is beautiful, which our companions are soon to find out.

Players of the original two games on the Game Cube will feel right at home when playing Pikmin 3, with a similar control scheme (You chuck the Pikmin the same but the whistle is now located in a place where it is easier to use) depending on which way you decide to play. I would personally recommend using the Wii U GamePad as I believe it really shows off what the system is capable of doing.

Pikmin 3 is a RTS with a twist. Your goal is not to capture and kill enemies to win, but is to do what is necessary to survive and return fruit back to your ship for food to keep yourselves alive.
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5 of 5 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 Sept. 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
By DLZ
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Top 3 Wii U Game
Pikmin 3 has been discontinued so It's getting harder to get, madness really since it was only released in 2013. If you deciding whether to get this game or not buy it!!! Read more
Published 12 days ago by Shuy
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated game. 5/5
I'm shocked this doesn't get more recognition actually.
This is a solid game don't let it's cute charm appearance fool you. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Adam B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Whilst Pikmin is the best series on Nintendo imo and part 3 is...
Whilst Pikmin is the best series on Nintendo imo and part 3 is stunning in HD, sellers are charging obscene prices. Read more
Published 14 days ago by RC
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Arrived quickly and was the perfect Christmas present as promised!
Published 1 month ago by Holly Rideout
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very pleased with it
Published 1 month ago by jobo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good
Published 1 month ago by Richard Ollett
4.0 out of 5 stars Great original game
This is one of the best games I have ever played. The gameplay the story and graphics are all brilliantly original and enjoyable. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Benjamin Scully
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
As stated excellent delivery
Published 1 month ago by catherine mone
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant revival of the series
Brilliant revival of the series. New Pikmin, new friends, new challenges. Work together to gather fruit, defeat enemies and survive
Published 2 months ago by michael
5.0 out of 5 stars But this is just excellent. Not only is the story quite engrossing but...
I'd played the original. But this is just excellent. Not only is the story quite engrossing but the multi-player and the challenges are good too.
Published 2 months ago by ekul81
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