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Pikmin 3 Wii U Games

  • Nintendo Wii U
  • Nintendo
  • Genre Puzzle
  • ESRB Rating E - Everyone
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Pikmin 3
ESRB Rating
E - Everyone
Nintendo Wii U


Pikmin 3 is a fully reimagined, mass-action strategy title from the critically acclaimed Pikmin series. Players will discover a beautiful world filled with strange creatures and take command of a swarm of ant-like Pikmin trying to survive. The world is densely packed with treasures and enemies, which makes the game much more action focused and fills it with layers of potential strategies and paths, adding greater replayability to challenge modes.


Players can play using Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk-based controls or the Wii U GamePad controller. With new intuitive controls that make it possible to aim at objects directly, players can command their tiny, yet powerful, squads in different ways.

The GamePad acts as an overhead map and radar to track Pikmin movements in real time. Players can slide a finger across the touch screen to quickly switch between areas, giving greater flexibility in commanding multiple groups of Pikmin.

The greater processing and HD capabilities of the Wii U console are put to extensive use, resulting in a more intricately designed world, enhanced ant-like movement of the Pikmin and precisely detailed overhead views for enabling easier strategic use of the Pikmin.

After completing a stage, the replay feature allows players the option to review their results using the GamePad and TV. Fast-forward, rewind or pause while assessing the previous mission to decide on other paths.

In addition to the five original types of Pikmin encountered in previous games, the new Rock Pikmin bring powerful new abilities and are able to crack hard outer shells of enemies and break through solid barriers.

Mission Mode challenges players to earn the most treasure in a given time.

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  • Mr. W.
  • 6/7/2014 8:13:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Game!

Pros: This is one of my favorite Wii U games. Great graphics, and the gameplay is very enjoyable. I like having the choice between classic and touchscreen modes. It is always a challenge keeping track of 100 little Pikmin, and it is so much fun to throw them at stuff!

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Great game.

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  • Kyle J.
  • 8/31/2013 5:36:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAs Fun as it is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Pros: If you don't hate real-time strategy games, this game is a good enough reason to own a Wii U! Or if you only hate them because they're always about warfare, then you're in luck here! This game has a delightful story mode with stunning NATIVE 1080P graphics and highly entertaining and engaging gameplay. The versus mode, Bingo Battle, is a greatly improved version of the already highly entertaining versus mode from Pikmin 2.

Cons: The controls have a few issues. The gamepad is well integrated into the gameplay, having a map and allowing you to control multiple characters at once by sending them on a sort of auto-pilot to different areas of the map, but it can be clunky in combat because you use a joystick to target, which can be very difficult when dealing with flying enemies. You can use a Wiimote and nunchuck, which eliminates this problem entirely but then you lose the map! Not enough to lose a star, but worth noting.

The lack of online multiplayer is puzzling, if not unexpected from Nintendo. Worse is the fact that the game has enough characters in it to play up to 5 players, but the most you can play with is 2, and this only in versus or on special challenges. WHY?!?!?!

Other Thoughts: The controls and lack of multiplayer are an annoyance, but not enough to lose a star. This game keeps the whole family entertained as my wife and I compete to see who can complete it first and work together to complete challenges all while the kids watch and tell us what to do.

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  • Michael A.
  • 8/25/2013 7:36:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAnother excellent Pikmin game!

Pros: - Interesting bosses that retain lost health across days.
- Fun puzzles that make you revisit locations when you have new abilities.
- The story is fun and the characters very likeable.
- Mission mode will keep those looking for high scores busy.
- Multiplayer mode with Bingo Mode, where you try to collect things to scratch them off your card and make a line like in Bingo.
- You control up to three squads this time and can send them to locations automatically.
- Lots of multitasking and striving for efficiency.
- Gorgeous graphics and music.

Cons: - Game can be a little short if you are an expert at Pikmin.
- End of day can still cut you off in the middle of a boss fight (annoying but fair I guess).
- Game feels a little easier, but that could just be me. Pikmin don't die as easily as before.
- Playing with just the Wii U Gamepad feels limited compared to playing with a Wiimote and Nunchuck.

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend this to fans of the series and fans of management games. It will make you think out your day using the Wii U Gamepad's map and then do your best to carry that plan out.

The game feels a little easier than before, Pikmin sometimes taking hits and not dying (just being stunned or knocked down). It's nice for more casual players but it removes the sense of imminent danger so many things had in the previous games. You should definitely play this game with a Wiimote and Nunchuck, using your Gamepad to issue orders and view the map.

All in all, Pikmin 3 is a solid Wii U title and a must buy for fans of the series.

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  • Blake L.
  • 8/25/2013 6:34:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo much fun!!

Pros: This game is just pure fun. You can help but have a smile on your face while you play. Definitely my favorite game in a while and the best of the series. Even after the story, Mission Mode and Bingo Battle are great.

Cons: Could always use more story mode but it will last 12 -15 hours

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