Hey! Pikmin

A 2D platform game with logic puzzle elements developed by Arzest and Nintendo. The game's protagonist is Captain Olimar, whose ship crashed on an unknown planet inhabited by the eponymous creatures. He has to explore the newfound world and find a way to escape. Hey! Pikmin utilizes a side-view perspective and the gameplay focuses on exploring varied locations, jumping on platforms, avoiding traps, and fighting enemies. You also need to rely on the help offered by the Pikmin — for example the Blue Pikmin can swim, while the Winged Pikmin allows you to travel short distances in the air. Moreover, you can also throw the critters at your enemies or the elements of your surroundings. The game features colorful cartoonish visuals.

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Nintendo 3DS
Game Hey! Pikmin (3DS) Cover
Hey! Pikmin

Hey! Pikmin | 3DS

Action, platform, logical elements, 2D

Companies responsible for Hey! Pikmin

Arzest | game developer

Nintendo | publisher   Official website

Hey! Pikmin release date for 3DS:

game language:
English

28 July 2017 | Worldwide

28 July 2017 | Europe PAL

28 July 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 2 players' votes.  

Hey! Pikmin for Nintendo 3DS 2D platform game with logic puzzle elements (unlike the previous installments of the series, which were real time strategy games). The game was developed by Arzest, known from Yoshi's New Island.

Plot

The protagonist of Hey! Pikmin is Captain Olimar. His ship crashes on an unknown planet inhabited by the eponymous creatures. Olimar's task is to explore the newfound world and find a way to escape.

Mechanics

Hey! Pikmin for Nintendo 3DS utilizes a side-view perspective. Like in other games of the genre, the gameplay focuses on moving to the right, jumping on platforms, avoiding traps, and fighting enemies. While these activities, you can use the help of the Pikmin, which have unique abilities. For example, the Blue Pikmin can swim, while the Winged Pikmin can help you travel short distances in the air. You control the friendly critters by using the touchscreen; you can also throw them at your opponents.

Technical aspects

Hey! Pikmin is not a demanding game when it comes down to system requirements, but the colorful, cartoonish visuals look quite good. The controls system is simple and intuitive — it utilizes both the buttons and the touchscreen.

Hey! Pikmin launch trailer

Hey! Pikmin launch trailer | 2:40

Kolorowe Hey! Pikmin zagościło na Nintendo 3DS.