Parents' Guide to

New Play Control! Pikmin

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Update of classic GameCube strategy title; better on Wii.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

A bit too many fake animals dying.

Great game especially for kids

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (9 ):

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.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: March 11, 2009
  • Genre: Strategy
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Violence
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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