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After crashing on a strange unexplored planet, Captain Olimar must gather the thirty missing parts of his space ship, before his life support runs out in thirty days and he succumbs to the planet hostile atmosphere. Luckily the Pikmin, a plant/insect life form native to the planet, are there to help him. Olimar must gather and lead the Pikmin in this real time strategy game to collect the missing pieces of his ship while combating the planet's strange and sometimes hostile flora and fauna.


Pikmin GameCube Pikmin getting ready to fight a hopping frog
Pikmin GameCube Soon, you discover more types of Pikmin
Pikmin GameCube Title Screen
Pikmin GameCube Pikmin can carry fallen enemies back to the onion to make more Pikmin

Alternate Titles

  • "皮克敏" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Pikumin" -- Japanese title
  • "ピクミン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A great title to start off your GameCube collection GameCube bowser724 (26)
Another Homerun from the master Shigeru Miyamoto!! GameCube Oblio (109)
Colorful Puzzle/strategy Hybrid that Must be Played! GameCube Weston Wedding (54)
A truely great revolution of a game. GameCube Bob the Stickman (290)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) GameCube Dec 04, 2001 5 out of 5 100
UOL Jogos GameCube Dec 18, 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Nintendo Life GameCube Jan 02, 2006 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90 GameCube Jul 22, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Jan, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Nintendo Difference GameCube Jun 17, 2002 17 out of 20 85
JeuxActu Wii Feb 11, 2009 14 out of 20 70 (UK) Wii Jan 28, 2009 7 out of 10 70 Wii Feb 17, 2009 7 out of 10 70 Wii Feb 02, 2009 13 out of 20 65


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Captain Olimar's spaceship is named Dolphin. "Dolphin" was Nintendo's project name for the Gamecube.

Related Web Sites

  • Critical Gaming Pikmin Course (The Critical-Gaming Network's first course in their series on Pikmin, a particular focus being paid to RTS design and dynamics (May, 2009).)
  • Nintendo (Publishers and owners of the Pikmin franchise, Nintendo.)
  • (Official Pikmin website)
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