The Nintendo game Pikmin is 20 years old and even now the game is like a new flower fresh and modern. Pikmin 3, the last game in the series, was launched as Wii U exclusive, a wrong decision taken by the programmers and launchers. Now, they are releasing a Deluxe version on Nintendo Switch with some new features.
The story of Pikmin 3 Deluxe revolves around a trio
If you have never played Pikmin, don’t be scared of looking at the title numbers. You can jump to Pikmin 3 Deluxe. The Pikmin 3 Deluxe story revolves around a group of three small people desperately searching for food around the overgrown wild unknown world to save their fading planet. In their search, they pick a swarm of Pikmin, cute and unprotected little plank-like insects having the capacity to do great jobs when working together. Plots from the earlier version of the game show up in Pikmin 3 Deluxe like The Piklopedia from Pikmin 2, the detailed provider of every new flora and you come across. Moreover, you will meet Captain Olimar and Louie, the original heroes of Pikmin.
It is all about strategy
Pikmin 3 Deluxe puts the main emphasis on the time management strategy of the game. If you not good at time management, by the end of the game you will be a pro. You will attack your enemies, take a tour of your landscape, make your own pathways, and manage your resources, all at the same time. You may have to program your 15 minute day with expertise and at the same time, you will have to meet your larger goal of searching for food to stay alive.
Moreover, in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, you will find 3 types of Pikmin, Beefy Rock Pikmin, Delicate Winged Pikmin, and the original Red, Yellow, and Blue Pikmin. The Beedy Rocks can crush the crystals but are not crushed by big rivals, the Delicate Winged Pikmin are very swift and can fly over enemies while the Red, Yellow, and Blue Pikmin can guard against fire, electricity, and water. You can create your three gangs with three captains. In some puzzles, you will want to put one on top of another but mainly you will use them to multi-task.
What’s new in the Deluxe version of Pikmin 3?
In Pikmin 3 Deluxe, you will find an added feature, a new split-screen. The split-screen will help you to cooperate and coordinate strategies in multiplayer. Standalone come operative projects and Bingo battle multiplayer comes back in Pikmin 3 Deluxe with their downloadable contents, though you will not find Purple and White Pikmin in the campaigns. Sadly, Nintendo may not publicize your best scores in the true online multiplayer if you wish to share your best score on the leaderboard.