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Life Controller

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Life Controller
Pikmin 4 treasure
Treasure Catalog icon.
Icon for the Life Controller, from Pikmin 4's Treasure Catalog.
Series Newly Nostalgic Series
Value Icon that represents Sparklium on the wiki, based on the icon found in Pikmin 4. × 150
Weight 10
Maximum carriers 20
Locations Doppelgänger's Den
Dandori Challenge stages None
Dandori Battle stages None
Total amount 1

The Life Controller is a treasure in Pikmin 4. It is actually an NES Classic Edition controller, without the cable.

Collecting the treasure[edit]

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The Life Controller is hanging from a cobweb on a tall ledge near the middle of the north of sublevel 2 of the Doppelgänger's Den. To collect this treasure, you must jump up to the ledge in the middle of the sublevel while the blue gates are deactivated. Then, switch to Oatchi and go back to the button alone to lower the red gates. Switch back to your player to defeat the Moldy Dwarf Bulborb guarding it, and throw 10 Pikmin at it to drop it to the ground.


Schnauz's notes[edit]

The cross-shaped structure on this device is not only satisfying to press up, down, and side to side but also clearly moves something. Strange to say, but I almost feel as though it's But WHO would be controlling me? I must know who it is!

Olimar's notes[edit]

I like pressing the different directions of the mathematical symbol, but there's something captivating about the two round buttons. I can't help but want to push them over and over as fast as I can. I don't want to break them...but I don't want to stop either!

Louie's notes[edit]

Nothing and no one tells me what to eat.


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  • Despite appearing very similarly to a Nintendo Entertainment System controller, it can be differentiated by the model number on the back, MOD. CLV-002, which is the model number of the NES Classic Edition controller. Additionally, the treasure's filename is OTANESCLASSICMINI.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese 人生コントローラー?
Jinsei Kontorōrā
Life Controller
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Rénshēng Kòngzhìqì
Life Controller
Flag of China Chinese
Rénshēng Kòngzhìqì
Life Controller
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Levensbestuurder Life controller
Flag of France French Manette primordiale Primordial Controller
Flag of Germany German Lebenssteuerung Life Control
Flag of Italy Italian Controllore vitale Life controller
Flag of South Korea Korean 인생 컨트롤러
Insaeng Keonteurolleo
Life Controller
Flag of Brazil Portuguese Controlador de vida Life controller
Flag of Spain Spanish Controlador de la vida Life controller

See also[edit]