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The Pikmin Series

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 4 games in the Pikmin series. It was first released in 2001 on GameCube and Nintendo Wii and the most recent release was Pikmin 3 in 2020 on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U.

The most popular game in the series is Pikmin 3 with 32 likes. The series as a whole has 50 likes on the database. Unfortunately, Pikmin 3 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 3 on these platforms that offer an equivalent experience.

DetailsSeries Details

PEGI Ratings: PEGI 3
ESRB Ratings: ESRB EVERYONE to ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Release dates: 2001 - 2020
Platforms: GameCube, Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii U
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Platform, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy
Developers: @MonolithSoft and @NintendoUK
 

 

Games in the Pikmin Series

Hey! Pikmin

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 28/07/2017

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 6 features

Developer: @NintendoUK

Players: This is a single player game

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...

Pikmin 3

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

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

Price: 28% off

Platforms: Switch and Wii U

Genres: Action, Fighting, Simulation and Strategy

Developer: @MonolithSoft

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

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...

Pikmin 2

Content Rating: PEGI 3

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

Platforms: GameCube and Wii

Genres: Action, Adventure, Puzzle and Strategy

Accessibility: 6 features

Developer: @NintendoUK

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

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,...

Pikmin

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

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...


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