A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Violence & Scariness
Animated cartoon violence, such as having dozens of Pikmin attack an approaching enemy space creature. No weapons are used in the game, and there is no blood or gore.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game -- designed by Mario and Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto -- contains very minor animated violence as you can instruct your Pikmin creatures to attack an enemy (which basically consists of jumping on it). There is no other controversial content in this game.
Is It Any Good?
Indeed! The $30 game cleverly (and successfully) fuses strategy with action, brains with brawn. As Captain Olimar, players must use the Wii Remote to round up the 100-or-so inch-high Pikmin, to whom you can assign tasks: exploring the environment, collecting items, defeating nasty insect enemies, propagating to create new Pikmin, or solving puzzles, such as bypassing environmental obstacles and building a spaceship to flee this odd world. Each Pikmin color has its own abilities: blue Pikmin are resistant to water, red Pikmin can withstand fire, and yellow Pikmin are not affected by electricity. Whether or not you played the original on the GameCube, New Play Control! Pikmin is defintely worth the investment for Wii fans craving a challenging space adventure they won't soon forget.
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