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Pikmin Accessibility Report

Pikmin offers 7 accessibility features in the Getting Started, Reading, Controls and Visual areas to aid enjoyment of the game for different players. This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.

Pikmin is a real time strategy game where the main character Captain Olimar crash lands on an alien planet filled with strange small creatures called Pikmin. You are able to control and use these creatures to knock down walls, build bridges and attack creatures, you grow Pikmin by taking flora to a device called an onion which then spawns more Pikmin for you to control.

NotesAccessibility Notes

Although Pikmin relies on colour the different Pikmin do look physically different.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 26/10/2001, updated in 2009

Platforms: GameCube and Wii

Genres: Action, Adventure, Puzzle and Strategy

Accessibility: 7 features

Developer: @NintendoUK

Players: This is a single player game

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

Pikmin has no accessibility features for Difficulty which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck. The following games are similar to Pikmin, but offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

Pikmin has 1 accessibility feature for Getting Started which deals with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing.

Assistance During Play

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate levels of detail. Ideally, this includes ongoing tips that relate to contexts in the game where the player is failing.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Getting Started

If you want to play Pikmin, but it doesn't offer the Getting Started accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Getting Started accessibility:

ReadingReading

Pikmin has 2 accessibility features for Reading which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.

Reading Level

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a younger child could understand.

Subtitles

Large Clear Subtitles: Subtitles are large and clear, at least 1/20 (46 pixels on 1080 screen) the height of the screen, or can be adjusted to be. Considered separately from the general text of the game, the subtitles are large, clear and of good contrast.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Reading

If you want to play Pikmin, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:

NavigationNavigation

Pikmin has no accessibility features for Navigation which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces. The following games are similar to Pikmin, but offer accessibility features for Navigation:

ControlsControls

Pikmin has 3 accessibility features for Controls which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Gamepad

Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.

Motion

Motion Controls Available: You can use motion controls, tilting the controller to steer for example.

Motion Controls Not Required: You don’t need motion controls to play the game.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Controls

If you want to play Pikmin, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Controls accessibility:

VisualVisual

Pikmin has 1 accessibility feature for Visual which deals with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Colour Options

Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Visual

If you want to play Pikmin, but it doesn't offer the Visual accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Visual accessibility:

AudioAudio

Pikmin has no accessibility features for Audio which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see. The following games are similar to Pikmin, but offer accessibility features for Audio:

System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

Nintendo Wii
The Wii has a few helpful settings, like disable rumble, but you have to use gesture controls for most games and the system menu.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

Accessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors @AntHaigh and @GeekDadGamer



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