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.
- "皮克敏" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Pikumin" -- Japanese title
- "ピクミン" -- Japanese spelling
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The Press Says
||Dec 11, 2001
|Game Informer Magazine
||9.25 out of 10
||Dec 03, 2001
||9.1 out of 10
||Dec 16, 2001
||Jul 06, 2003
||88 out of 100
|Armchair Empire, The
||Jan 17, 2002
||8.8 out of 10
||Jan 23, 2002
||8.2 out of 10
||Apr 04, 2003
||8 out of 10
||Jun 13, 2002
||8 out of 10
||Feb 17, 2009
||7 out of 10
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1001 Video Games
The GameCube version of Pikmin
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
At the start of a day the game dumps the information for that day onto the GameCube's internal memory. Therefore the game-disc can be removed without interrupting gameplay until the day ends.
- Captain Olimar's spaceship is named Dolphin. "Dolphin" was Nintendo's project name for the GameCube.
- If you break down the name of Captain Olimar into component Japanese letters, o-ri-ma, you'll notice it is "Mario" backwards.
Information also contributed by
Opipeuter Inconnivus and
- Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
- 2001 - Innovation in Console Gaming Award
- 2001 – Ga,eCube Game of the Year
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.)
- Pikmin.com (Official Pikmin website)