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I Pik Pikmin
on June 10, 2016
I remember playing Pikmin when I was younger and absolutely loving it. It is just as fun, and challenging, to me now as it was when I was younger. In fact, as with other games, I sometimes struggle to see how I was so good at games when I was younger and not good at them now.
Pikmin is a real-time strategy game in which the player takes the role of Captain Olimar. After crash-landing his rocket on a strange planet, Olimar finds himself trapped. With only 30 days before he can no longer survive, the player must help Olimar find the broken pieces of his ship so that he can put it back together and leave the planet. While on the planet, Captain Olimar finds Pikmin, creatures which he yanks out of the ground and then follow him around. They look a bit like radishes and come in different colors. The Pikmin help Olimar transport his ship parts back to the ship and assemble them, and also help him with the environment. It is a symbiotic relationship; Olimar helps the Pikmin develop and survive, and they help get him to where he needs to go and fight dangerous beasts along the way.
It is somewhat of a challenge to figure out where to go, what the Pikmin can and cannot handle, and how to fight the various beasts within the game. However, in time, Pikmin becomes a fun and intriguing game to play. I recommend it to those young and those not so young; I think you will enjoy it.
Pikmin's popularity spawned two other Pikmin games as well.