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Date Created: 2010-09-08
Date Modified: 2010-09-08


Platform: GameCube
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Publisher: Nintendo
ESRB Rating: Everyone
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MODEL- DOL-P-GPIE VENDOR- NINTENDO FEATURES- Pikmin Straight from the creative mind of Nintendos own Shigeru Miyamoto (the creator of Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong and more), Pikmin is an inventive new kind of game perfectly suited to show off Nintendo GameCubes awesome potential. Referred to as an "inventive life simulation," Pikmin is an action- strategy game featuring incredibly life-like environments inspired by Mr. Miyamotos own garden in Kyoto, Japan. Players control a spaceman named Captain Olimar who has crash-landed on an unusual planet. The goal of the game is to help Olimar collect his vessels lost parts, which have been scattered all over the planet. Luckily for Captain Olimar, the planet is inhabited by strange little creatures called Pikmin. Pikmin are plant-like life forms that come in three different colors: red, yellow and blue. Each type of Pikmin has unique strengths which Olimar must use to his advantage. Red Pikmin can withstand fire, blue Pikmin can survive in water, while yellow Pikmin can fly higher and destroy obstacles by using bomb-rocks. Players can control the Pikmin sprouts individually, in groups, or in one large Pikmin posse of 100 creatures. * Unlike most strategy games, the basic controls in Pikmin are very simple. Mr. Miyamoto has made excellent use of the new Nintendo GameCube Controller. The main Control Stick controls Captain Olimar, while the C- Stick controls the swarming mass of Pikmin. While youre moving Olimar in one direction, youre free to move the Pikmin in any direction youd