Tropical Forest Remix
Tropical Forest Remix is a stage in Pikmin 3's Mission Mode. In the original Pikmin 3, it was released in the November 6th, 2013 update for free, while the other four maps in the row were made purchasable via the eShop. As the name implies, it is an altered version of the original Tropical Forest stage, with slightly increased difficulty. This stage is only available in Collect Treasure! mode. The stage features many Ivory Candypop Buds, giving the player the chance to obtain many more White Pikmin and strategize with their great mobility.
The overall layout of the stage remains vastly unchanged from the original Tropical Forest. The player starts off as Alph in an elevated area slightly east of the SPERO. Near him are two groups of Red Pikmin, one of which is planted. South of that area is another group of idle Red Pikmin. Nearby them is a large room with a Fiery Blowhog, some Juicy Gaggles, a pile of Nuggets, and 2 Ivory Candypop Buds. The Candypop Buds can turn the Reds into White Pikmin, which can be used to collect the objects faster.
West of that room is the SPERO, and where Brittany starts off. She has some Yellow Pikmin nearby, which can be thrown up to Alph via the Bouncy Mushroom directly behind her. Further southwest of that area is another group of planted White Pikmin, along with some more Ivory Candypop Buds. Along the path is a Pyroclasmic Slooch, which guards a small little room holding some more planted White Pikmin and a nectar egg holding an ultra-spicy spray.
North of there is yet another Pyroclasmic Slooch, guarding a group of planted Yellow Pikmin, a few bomb rocks, and a small alcove holding some bridge fragments for the bridge near the start of the area. For the fragments to reach the bridge, a nearby dirt wall must be destroyed. Beyond that dirt wall is a Yellow Wollywog, which should be defeated so that the bridge can be completed easily. Further north is another group of Red Pikmin, just outside of an area with 2 Dwarf Orange Bulborbs and an Orange Bulborb. In that same room are 2 Ivory Candypop Buds, more Yellow Pikmin, and another pile of Nuggets. Bomb Rocks should be used to dispose of them.
Outside of that area is another dirt wall. Directly behind it is a Seed Hive, and the incomplete bridge leading back to the SPERO. East of the room with the Orange Bulborbs is another small room blocked off by an electric gate. The room holds a plethora of treasures, including a pile of Nuggets and some Dawn Pustules. The room also holds the remaining Fragments, some Red Pikmin, and 2 Ivory Candypop Buds, and is all guarded by a Bulborb. Once the bridge is build, the Pikmin and the leaders can take a shortcut to the SPERO.
Starting off with Alph, immediately whistle the group of Red Pikmin to your right, throw them down to Brittany and start plucking the Pikmin to the left of where you started. Switch to Brittany and whistle the 5 Yellow Pikmin next to you and throw them up to where Alph is using the Bouncy Mushrooms, whistling the Red Pikmin that were thrown down as well, begin plucking the White Pikmin and switch back to Alph.
Have Alph quickly pluck the second group of Red Pikmin, then whistle the Red Pikmin in the bush near the Fiery Blowhog. Whistle the Yellow Pikmin that were thrown up to Alph, either throwing (more effective in the original version) or having them charge (more effective in the Deluxe version) the electric gate while moving towards the dirt wall, then have your Red Pikmin charge the dirt wall.
Switch to Brittany and throw 3 Red Pikmin on one of the Pyroclasmic Slooches while throwing the other two on the second Pyroclasmic Slooch. Proceed to collect the White Pikmin to the side and then pluck the Yellow Pikmin, sending all of them onto the dirt wall. Switch back to Alph, whose wall should be done, moving through and taking out the Dwarf Orange Bulborb then moving to charge the Yellow Wollywog.
Once all these enemies are defeated have Alph and Brittany team up and clean up, having White Pikmin begin the bridge and other Pikmin start carrying nearby corpses. Pick up the bomb rock, using it to kill the Orange Bulborb, but do not pick it up since it's closer to the bridge; do pick up the Yellow Pikmin while your there with two leaders though.
Begin working your way through the other areas while the whites build the bridge, with the exception of nuggets and the Dawn Pustules, which already have shortcuts on the map, begin splitting up again, if needed make White Pikmin using the numerous Ivory Candypop Buds. Towards the end it becomes a race to get everything, usually revolving around the bridge getting built.
From here how many Pikmin on what is up to how you have done all the previous steps, but the level gives easy access to the quick whites so try to utilize Candypop Buds once you've eliminated elemental obstacles like the Pyroclasmic Slooches, electric gate, and Fiery Blowhog. With some practice and fine tuning, this plan can get a platinum medal.
Ivory Candypop Bud × 10
In Pikmin 3, these are the world records for the challenge, as obtained from the in-game global rankings feature. The following scores were retrieved on December 3rd, 2015.
In Pikmin 3 Deluxe, these are the world records for the challenge, as obtained from the in-game global rankings feature. The following scores were retrieved on May 29th, 2021.
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