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Pikmin 3 Accessibility Report

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Pikmin 3 in the Controls, Difficulty and Getting Started 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 3 Deluxe is the latest in a series of puzzle games where you direct hordes of titular plant-like creatures to navigate garden locations. Different colour Pikmins have different abilities so the challenge is to get enough of the right ones to destroy obstacles, avoid hazards and fight fauna.

NotesAccessibility Notes


Pikmin 3 Deluxe on Switch offers gyro controls are off by default, but they can be turned on in the options screen that enables you to either:
  • Cursor: Aim with left stick, but use gyro to fine tune where it is.
  • Pointer: Aim with gyro controls.

Video GamePikmin 3
ACCESSIBILITY REPORT
PEGI 3 Video Game Age Rating for Pikmin 3 in UK and Europe

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/10/2013, updated in 2020

Price: 28% off

Platforms: Switch and Wii U

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Action, Fighting, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibility: 3 features

Developer: Monolith Soft (@MonolithSoft)

Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases

 

ControlsControls

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Controls in Pikmin 3 which deals with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Motion

Games that can be played with different sorts of motion controllers.

Motion Pointing: Can use the orientation of the gamepad to move a cursor-target around the screen like a mouse.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Controls

If you want to play Pikmin 3, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Controls accessibility:

DifficultyDifficulty

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Difficulty in Pikmin 3 which deals with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play.

Difficulty Options

Select Difficulty: Select the level of difficulty from a range of presets. This not only offers a way to adjust the challenge of a game but enables you to do so without dealing with individual criteria.

Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Getting Started in Pikmin 3 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 Getting Starting

These features aid your play of the game in terms of cognitive load on learning controls, dealing with pressure and coping with the environment and challenges.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials and instructions on how to play. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate level of detail.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Getting Started

If you want to play Pikmin 3, but it doesn't offer the Getting Started accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Getting Started accessibility:

ReadingReading

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Reading in Pikmin 3 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. The following games are similar to Pikmin 3, and offer accessibility features for Reading:

NavigationNavigation

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in Pikmin 3 which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces. The following games are similar to Pikmin 3, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

VisualVisual

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in Pikmin 3 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 3, and offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Audio in Pikmin 3 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 3, and 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 Switch
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.
 
Nintendo Wii U
The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

VSC LogoAccessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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