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Hey! PIKMIN + PIKMIN amiibo

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About the Game

Captain Olimar has crashed on an unknown planet inhabited by Pikmin and his first 2D platformer will give you a new perspective on his adorably fierce partners.

This bundle includes Hey! PIKMIN and a Pikmin amiibo.

Release Date: 28th July 2017

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About the Game

Hey! PIKMIN + PIKMIN amiibo

Captain Olimar has crashed on an unknown planet inhabited by Pikmin!

The first portable Pikmin game finds Captain Olimar embarking on an adventure through lush worlds with his trusted Pikmin by his side. In this new type of Pikmin game, players are tasked with throwing all types of different Pikmin using the touch screen to solve puzzles, overcome challenges and defeat enemies through side-scrolling levels.

As Pikmin follow Olimar around, tap the Touch Screen where you want to throw them. They’ll get to work right away – moving objects, battling creatures, or carrying treasures while heading for the goal.

As always, Red Pikmin are fire-resistant, Blue Pikmin love water, and Yellow Pikmin can be thrown to higher ground, and aren’t hurt by electricity.

Unlike previous Pikmin games, this is an action game that will make you think fast and use every Pikmin to overcome anything that stands in your way. A new Pikmin amiibo figure (sold separately) allows players to call in additional Pikmin*.

Product Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Release Date: 28/07/2017
  • Category: Adventure, Platformer
  • Players: 1
  • Franchise: Pikmin
  • Age Rating: PEGI 3
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Arzest
  • Languages: English

* In order to use amiibo, those with a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL can tap the amiibo directly to their system, whereas those with a Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS can use the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory (sold separately).

Videos

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Hey! PIKMIN

Hey! PIKMIN - Launch Trailer (Nintendo 3DS)

Discover the tiny world of the Pikmin in Hey! PIKMIN, coming July 28th!

Hey! PIKMIN - Demo Trailer (Nintendo 3DS)

Discover the tiny world of the Pikmin in Hey! PIKMIN, coming July 28th!

Hey! PIKMIN - Introduction Trailer (Nintendo 3DS)

Discover the tiny world of the Pikmin in Hey! PIKMIN, coming July 28th!

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Reviews

Hey! PIKMIN + PIKMIN amiibo reviews verified by reevooReevoo

12 reviews

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Sound
8.9
Gameplay
8.4
Challenge
8.0
Replay Value / Length
8.4
Overall rating
8.6
Scores 8.6 out of 10 based on 12 reviews
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7 out of 10

Mrs Murray

southampton GB
not bad but needs more content to keep it fresh
Confirmed purchase: 26 July 2017
Published on: 14 August 2017
10 out of 10

Viv

Winkleigh GB
A great bonus for calling pikimin at the start of new level. Very useful. A really cute addition to amiibo's
Confirmed purchase: 26 July 2017
Published on: 10 August 2017
1 out of 10

Benjamin

London GB
Hey Pikmin is really bad.

I'm a big fan of Pikmin 1 and Pikmin 3, so I was looking forward to more games in the series. Unfortunately Hey Pikmin is just boring. It has nothing to do with what Pikmin is usually about, and the gameplay itself isn't even intriguing. It's slow sidescrolling with a few banal tasks that involve tapping the screen. There's nothing to it. I can barely even say much more about it, it's so mundane.

I got frustrated with a part where there was a high ledge only Olimar could reach, yet you needed Pikmin on the other side of the door that was up there. So the solution is to throw them there, right? Well, no. Because when you throw the Pikmin up there, they just walk back down to you. In any other Pikmin game, they stay put where you threw them until you're ready to move them again, but not here. They just have to be extra stupid and walk back down.
Not only is this annoying from a user experience point of view, it doesn't even make much sense as an action the Pikmin would do. They're supposed to be somewhat obedient, right? It feels like the puzzles in this game are just fighting with the weird game mechanic design decisions rather than using systems that make sense.

It reminds me of Chibi Robo Zip Lash. Instead of translating into English the actually interesting Okaeri Chibi Robo Happy Richie Oosouji for the DS, you decided to release a weird sidescrolling platformer that has nothing to do with what Chibi Robo is all about.

My request: Can you please stop ruining these niche, almost-dead game series? To me it seems like a poor attempt to make them mainstream. It's like, "Oh people don't like Pikmin / Chibi Robo games, but they do love sidescrollers! Let's just make a Pikmin / Chibi Robo game that's a sidescroller and everyone will buy it!" It doesn't work. It just kills them faster because the games never translate into 2D very well, and they don't even resemble the "real" entries in the series anyway, so what's the point?

Also why do you neglect to translate games like Okaeri Chibi Robo Happy Richie Oosouji in the first place, and then get upset when Chibi Robo games don't sell? Um, we would buy them if you ever made them available to us! Come on, it's not that hard to understand.

Also, while we're on the topic of you not translating games for no reason, can you PLEASE translate Fire Emblem 6 and release it on the Wii U eShop? It's annoying only having 2 of the 3 GBA FE games available for download with no way to get the last one. Or at LEAST update the Wii U firmware to allow access to the Japanese eShop so I can get the third one without having to buy an entire Japanese Wii U just for this.

Nintendo upsets me because I love their games so so much, yet the way they neglect the fans of their properties in ways like this just feels like you don't truly care. You don't care about Pikmin or Chibi Robo fans or you wouldn't have made the 3DS games so misguidedly bad. You don't care about Fire Emblem fans or you would have made the entire series available for purchase by now. You don't care about MOTHER fans either, but that's a whole other can of worms right there.
Confirmed purchase: 26 July 2017
Published on: 09 August 2017
10 out of 10

Steve

Devizes GB
I am a collector of Amiibo and I like the new direction Nintendo have taken since release of the Switch.
Confirmed purchase: 26 July 2017
Published on: 02 August 2017

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