Captain Olimar, a space-traveller, has just crashed in an unknown planet. With the help of the Pikmin, the plant-like inhabitants of the planet, he must recover the scattered parts of his spaceship.


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Captain Olimar is an intrepid space traveller from the planet Hocotate. In his ship the Dolphin Olimar retrieves precious items and materials for his homeworld. On one voyage, however, a meteor strikes his ship, forcing him into a crash landing on a mysterious world. Pieces of the Dolphin are scattered as it crashes, and though Olimar survives, the situation is grim. The batteries on his life-support system will die in thirty days, after which he'll be at the mercy of the planet's toxic oxygen atmosphere. But there may be hope: shortly after his arrival, Olimar discoveres strange creatures called Pikmin that obey his commands after he plucks them from the ground. With their help, Olimar works to collect the vital pieces of his ship so he can safely return home. Written by Anonymous

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2 December 2001 (USA)  »

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Olimar's name is Mario rearranged with an L added. See more »


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13 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Ok. Here's the lowdown. On a vacation trip to some planet out in the vastness of space, Captain Olimar's ship is hit by a meteor and crash lands on a planet, sending 30 of his ship parts flying into random locations. His life support is only 30 day's and must find all his ships pieces in 30 day's. But he is not alone. He finds the Pikmin. Little creatures that work in teams and are commanded by him. It really infuriates me when people take 1 look at this game and say "This is so gay." or "This HAS to be the stupidest game." and don't even try it. Just as the old saying goes "You can't judge a book by it's cover" it goes the same with games. The people who have acctually played the game enjoy it. Control is simple and you soon even get a feeling for the little plant creatures that you pull out of the ground, thus making it heart sobbing when they accidentally drown or are killed in the heat of battle. This game is one that'll go down in history. There is a good chance more Pikmin games will be made, due to the fact that the creator of this game, Shigeru Miyamoto, has made sequels to all the games he has created. Just think. The next title might even be: "Return to Planet Pikmin" or something like that.

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