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Captain Olimar has returned to marshall new colors of Pikmin in a wild, open-ended adventure—and this time, he's brought an assistant. The company he works for is going bankrupt and, to save it, Olimar has come to salvage the treasure buried below the surface of the planet. His company's debt is a whopping 10,000 Pokos.

Luckily, his trusty assistant has joined him, so if the two of them can delegate their work well, they should be able to repay the company's debts in no time. Of course, they'll need the help of the Pikmin to do that, since these two can't accomplish anything by themselves!


  • Alternate controlling the main characters, Olimar and his assistant, as you command your Pikmin to defeat enemies, propagate more Pikmin, collect precious doodads, and solve puzzles.
  • Take advantage of new colors of Pikmin and use new items strategically—with more than 60 different species of enemy characters and randomly generated dungeons that span the planet, the game features even more game play than the original.
  • Command red, blue and yellow Pikmin, as they all make a return, each with special abilities, like water resistance, bomb-carrying skills and invulnerability to fire. Watch for new Pikmin colors to make their debut, and their special skills become integral, as you battle your way toward the valuable doodads strewn across the planet.
  • Head straight for the action or spend as much time exploring as you please, as time in this game is limitless.
  • Open up brand new game play possibilities by playing cooperatively with a second player.

Game Review


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Posted by Thomas Bowskill

Olimar comes back for second (and third!) helpings.

New Play Control! – a series of games that seems to have sparked many mixed views. Pikmin is probably at the forefront of these debates: Nintendo saw it fit to re-release both the Gamecube Pikmin games with a new series of controls designed for the Wii,...

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User Comments (23)



megatron said:

from what i have heard, the sequel is much better than the first one. but if i pick this up instead of the first one, am i going to be lost? or does the second game stand alone?



MrPanic said:

It's a stand alone. It does refer to 1 sometimes but you're not at a loss.



Philip_J_Reed said:

Yeah, no way will you be lost starting with 2. It's the same game in many ways, just with all of the flaws in the original game removed. I love it.



nintendolover88 said:

Fantastic game, new controls in NEW PLAY CONTROL! in wii are much better;keep up the good work nintendo!!!



wiiplayer_415 said:

I never played the second one on gamecube but I heard that it was good.
I plan on getting this when it comes out.



Ho11oWxxMaN said:

I have a question about this from people who have played both Pikmin games. Would it be smarter to wait for the Pikmin 2 release or buy the first now, and play both games? If the first one is good, I may pick it up this weekend when I pay off my reserve on Wii Sports Resort.



sasukex125 said:

i cant wait for the realease date for the U-S of A! we searched all the gamestopes within a 15-mile radius for the gc version and out of 16, only 2 had them, but neither workes...:(



Mazinger76 said:

Play Control Pikmin is HORRIBLE! the Wii controllers are Awful! It doesn't even compare to the great Game Cube controllers! What are you people at Nintendo thinking?! My girlfriend bought me the Play Control Pikmin 1 when it came out because she knows I am a rabid Pikmin fan and I was disgusted at how bad it was! Good thing I didn't buy a Wii. Lucky she had one to play it on. If there are any smart people in Nintendo left, make a new controller or allow the old school controller to be used for Pikmin 3!!!!



kirgy said:

YES!!!!! another great pikmin game! and with more types of pikmin!!!!!:D



qiliieun said:

OMG i want this game soooooooooooooo bad its my fav game of all time ive even looked for hours on end looking for the collectable pikmin 2 figurines not sold in usa and cant belive how fun this game was im a pikmin 2 FANATIC! takes medication srry bout that :D



sasukex125 said:

i heard that the release date was for sure this year (2010 when the comment gets old)



Dodger said:

I don't understand why they don't release this in the US. Oh well. Looks like Pikmin 3 might be my first Pikmin game if they don't release this.



Lan said:

did this game fix the ai problem where pikmin wouldn't avoid water?



SomeBitTripFan said:

4 days later: WWWWHHHHHAAATTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spoke just too soon. lol

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