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Pikmin 3 (Wii U)

Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
alaScore 98

120 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and size. The design and usability also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, size, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Pikmin 3 (Wii U) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Pikmin 3′ review


Pikmin 3 is an odd choice for a Wii U savior. Strip away the cute, little plant-like aliens and you're left with a highly technical real-time strategy game that ditches epic-scale warfare in favor of exploration and environmental puzzle-solving.

Story mode is paced well and delivers a solid risk/reward balance for your explorations ; Gorgeous visuals make the most of the Wii U hardware ; Mission and Bingo Battle modes provide multiple extra hours of Pikmin goodness

Multi-group micromanagement isn't as fun as it could be due to the rather helpless AI ; Occasional fixed camera moments lead to frustrations and many Pikmin deaths

Pikmin 3 doesn't have enough of a mainstream hook to sell a ton of Wii Us, but it's one of the best and sharpest-looking games to date for Nintendo's new console.

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The Final Stretch of Pikmin 3 Turns Atmosphere Into “AtmosFear”


More than any of the other Pikmin games, the third is what one might call timeless.

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Bittersweet Victories In Pikmin 3 Showcase The Harsh Realities Of Nature


Part of satisfying combat is not just a sense of accomplishment earned after an epic, high-stakes battle, but a genuine feeling of regret regarding the sacrifices you had to make to get there.


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Pikmin 3: Experience Life Under The Magnifying Glass


Pikmin 3 puts you on the other side of the magnifying glass—making the tiniest stream of water a massive river, or the shards of a broken clay pot a makeshift bridge.

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Pikmin 3


Remarkably for a twelve year old franchise, Pikmin still feels like a fresh take on the strategy genre. Perhaps that’s because Nintendo’s frugal management of the series has sheltered it from the erosion of repetition – this latest instalment is the...

Cautious iteration in favour of radical evolution is unsurprising, however, when you consider that Pikmin 3 represents the most significant first party Wii U release to date. Nintendo is no doubt resting some fairly substantial hopes on the shoulders...

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Pikmin 3- WIIU


Strategic combat and rewarding exploration make the adorable Pikmin 3 a satisfying adventure in planetary survival.

Massive levels that reward exploration ; Exciting combat encounters ; Hectic competitive mode ; Mission mode ups the challenge considerably ; Lovely artistic design

Neither control method is ideal ; Pikmin have poor pathfinding

Death is not handled lightly in Pikmin 3. When one of your friends falls in battle, its soul floats upward from its body into the clear blue sky. It's heartbreaking to see a group of souls soar toward heaven after a difficult fight, and that constant...

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Pikmin 3 review: To boldly go


Transmission begins--- Sinan's Log, Hour 0 Disc, check. Wii U, check. Pen and paper, check. Way too many snacks ... check. Looking at reconnaissance. The Pikmin are an alien race of little colored globules, creatures that are half-plant, half-animal,...

The Return of an Army. Pikmin 3 is a fully reimagined, mass-action strategy title from the critically acclaimed Pikmin series. Players will discover a beautiful world filled with strange creatures and take command of a swarm of ant-like Pikmin trying...

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Pikmin 3


Nintendo's quirky strategy series takes gamers back to a bizarre alien planet where plant-like creatures help solve puzzles and battle predators in Pikmin 3. Players take control of three different explorers as they collect food to send to their home plan

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My favorite in the series so far


This game has been my favorite in the series so far, it's probably the longest for the first playthrough, and the story and gameplay are very good also, strongly recommended if you have played the other games in the series, but that's all, don't want...

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Great game for kids


Kids love playing this game. Fun for all ages to play. Great family game.This product has... Multiplayer capable, Family friendly, Like to replay, Appropriate for young kidsAbout me... Frequent player

Fun and easy to play