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Hey! Pikmin Review

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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 9 months ago.

Author: @AntHaigh, @GeekDadGamer and Rich Adams.


Hey! Pikmin is a spinoff game from the Pikmin series. In this game Captain Olimar crash lands on a planet and needs to find fuel to escape, leading a group of Pikmin through 2D side scrolling levels collecting the Sparklium. Players enter a level and use the Pikmin they find in that level whilest exploring.

After completing a level, the saved Pikmin are sent to the Pikmin Park, an area where Pikmin can look for more objects with sparklium. more sections open up as you complete sections of the park. The game is compatible with every Amiibo released before the game's launch, which provide a variety of in-game bonuses. A Pikmin-themed Amiibo was also released at launch.

Other Pikmin games include the following:
  • Pikmin (2001) on Gamecube and Wii
  • Pikmin 2 (2004) on Gamecube and Wii
  • Pikmin 3 (2013) on Wii U
  • Hey! Pikmin (2017) on Nintendo 3DS in 2017
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe (2020) on Nintendo Switch

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 28/07/2017

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 6 features

Developer: @NintendoUK


Duration: This game will take between 10 hours and 18 hours to complete. It will take approximately 10 hours to complete the story, however to collect all the items in the game will take approximately 18+ hours.
Players: This is a single player game.


Hey! Pikmin usually costs £34.99.

Hey! Pikmin

2DS|3DS £34.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. Although there are no in-game purchase, you are able to purchase Amiibo figures to add content to the game. This offers you additional areas as well outfits.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

PEGI Rating of 3+ because it features occasional, very mild violence in a comical context.

ESRB Rating of EVERYONE 10+ because players traverse platforms and hazards as groups of “pikmin” aliens follow and assist him with tasks: removing obstacles; navigating chasms, water; battling "cartoony" enemies (e.g., ducks, snails, giant plants). Players can toss pikmin repeatedly at enemies to deplete creatures' health meters; enemies close their eyes and slump to the ground when killed. During the course of the game, pikmin are sometimes depicted drowning in water or burning in fire. Boss battles require more prolonged combat, as giant creatures sometimes eat or crush pikmin.

Game SeriesThe Pikmin Series

Hey! Pikmin is part of the Pikmin series of games:

Hey! Pikmin
PEGI Rating 3 for Hey Pikmin

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