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Pikmin 2 Accessibility Report

Pikmin 2 offers 6 accessibility features in the Difficulty, Reading and Controls 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 2 is the second in the Pikmin Series, Captain Olimar is joined by his assistant Louie on a mysterious planet. You are collecting treasures consisting of scrap metal, broken toys. You do this by controlling plant like creatures called Pikmin, directing them to knock down walls, build bridges or collect items and take them back to the ship. As with the first game you can only play during the day and must return to base with all your Pikmin before sunset as any left out will be devoured by nocturnal beasts.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 08/10/2004, updated in 2009

Platforms: GameCube and Nintendo Wii

Genres: Action, Adventure, Puzzle and Strategy

Accessibility: 6 features

Developer: @NintendoUK

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

Pikmin 2 has 1 accessibility feature for Difficulty which deals with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Assistance

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 Difficulty

If you want to play Pikmin 2, but it doesn't offer the Difficulty accessibility features you require, this similar game extends the Difficulty accessibility:

ReadingReading

Pikmin 2 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.

Text Visibility

Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear or can be adjusted to be. The general text used throughout the game in menus, instructions and other information is at least 1/6 the height of the screen.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Reading

If you want to play Pikmin 2, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, this similar game extends the Reading accessibility:

NavigationNavigation

Pikmin 2 has no accessibility features for Navigation which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces.

ControlsControls

Pikmin 2 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 2, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, this similar game extends the Controls accessibility:

VisualVisual

Pikmin 2 has no accessibility features for Visual which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game. The following games are similar to Pikmin 2, but offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

Pikmin 2 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 2, 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



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