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Price: $46.90
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Item Number: RVL-P-R9IJ
Publisher: Nintendo
Jan/UPC Code: 4902370517606
Update: December 26, 2008
«©NCSX»  The adventures of Captain Olimar and the Pikmin are revisited in the Wii rendition of Pikmin which is a complete overhaul of the original Gamecube game. It was all the way back in October 2001 when Pikmin was released for the Japanese Gamecube and proceeded to charm the world with a portly protagonist and whimsical plant-like creatures. Pikmin has enjoyed enduring popularity over the past few years as evidenced by our continued sales of cellphone straps and plushes. The Wii conversion features Nunchuk and Wii Remote control which allows Olimar to marshal the Pikmin and direct them across the world. The game is somewhat awkward at first because camera options are not available at the outset - you're afforded only a tight shot of the playfield that's very claustrophobic but once things get going, three camera viewpoints of the world may be toggled by pushing left, up, or right on the D-Pad.

    When the adventure begins, Captain Olimar is zooming along in his Dolphin spaceship when a tumbling space rock crashes into him. Quickly losing control as well as altitude, the Captain makes a fiery descent into the planet below. Although Olimar survives the crash landing in one piece, his ship isn't so lucky. Parts and pieces have been strewn across the planet and Olimar must retrieve them in order to go spaceward again.

Region Lock-out

Please note Japanese Wii games will not boot on USA or European Wii consoles due to the inherent region-lockout on Japanese Wii game discs. A Freeloader (and a Wii with 3.2U firmware) is required to play Japanese Wii games.

   This document is ©NCSX 2008. All rights reserved. No reproduction in whole or in part of this document may be made without express written consent of National Console Support, Inc.

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