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Pikmin series

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The Pikmin series is a game series owned by Nintendo that focuses on using Pikmin to perform various tasks, such as carrying objects and fighting enemies. It consists of 3 main games, 3 re-releases, 2 spin-off games, and various other media.

Media[edit]

Release timeline:

2001 Pikmin
2002
2003
2004 Pikmin 2
2005
2006
2007
2008 New Play Control! Pikmin
2009 New Play Control! Pikmin 2
2010
2011
2012
2013 Pikmin 3
2014
2015
2016
2017 Hey! Pikmin
2018
2019
2020 Pikmin 3 Deluxe
2021 Pikmin mobile app
TBA Pikmin 4

Main games and spin-offs[edit]

Secondary media[edit]

Three short movies have been made by Nintendo about the Pikmin series, but their canon is debatable. The Nintendo Land attraction called Pikmin Adventure is about the Pikmin franchise, but does not belong to the Pikmin canon.

Main characters[edit]

Reception and sales[edit]

The main three games have been scored well by critics. Pikmin 2 scores generally higher than Pikmin (e.g. scores of 90[1] and 89[2] on review aggregator Metacritic, respectively). Pikmin 3 scores were closer to those of Pikmin 2.[3] Hey! Pikmin received average reviews, with criticism aimed at its simplistic puzzles.[4] The total number of sales for the series is approximately 5.93 million as of March 2021,[5] with the best-selling game in the series being Pikmin 3 Deluxe.

In other games[edit]

Elements from the series also play parts in a number of other Nintendo games, most notably Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, in which Olimar is a playable character, and two Pikmin-themed stages appear – Distant Planet and Garden of Hope. There are also multiple soundtracks and trophies.

Pikmin have made cameo appearances in games like WarioWare: Smooth Moves and the Nintendo DSi/3DS software transfer animation, while Pikmin-themed items have appeared in Nintendogs and the Animal Crossing series.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pikmin 2 on Metacritic
  2. ^ Pikmin on Metacritic
  3. ^ Pikmin 3 on Metacritic
  4. ^ Hey! Pikmin on Metacritic
  5. ^ Pikmin games search on VGChartz, retrieved on March 22nd, 2021