The Pikmin series is a real-time strategy game with a difference. Rather than commanding troops or trucks you are in charge of cute flower-like creatures. You use them to knock down walls, build bridges and attack other creatures and can grow different varieties for specific uses. It's a game from a Nintendo-owned developer which means it's well funded and they have taken time to polish and finesse each release. It is only available on Nintendo platforms.
Different colour Pikmin have different abilities which are required to solve puzzles by using the correct colours to complete specific tasks. The game is presented like a nature program as you discover flora and fauna. This combines with the folktale narrative to create a compelling and well written story for all ages.
There have been 5 games in the Pikmin franchise.
The first game was released in 2001 on GameCube and Nintendo Wii and the most recent release was Pikmin 4 in 2023 on Nintendo Switch.
The most popular game in the franchise is Pikmin 3 with 47 likes. The franchise as a whole has 79 likes on the database. Unfortunately, Pikmin 4 is not available on Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S or iOS. However, there are other games similar to Pikmin 4 on these platforms that offer an equivalent experience.