Pikmin is a unique game by Nintendo created by Shigeru Miyamoto, the mastermind behind Mario and Zelda. Although it’s not as famous as those games, it’s still special to Nintendo. Now, Pikmin 4 is taking the series to new heights, and a big reason for that is Oatchi, a helpful dog that changes the game.
Finding the Right Balance for New and Old Fans Pikmin 4 does a great job of being fun for both new players and long-time fans. The story is pretty simple: you crash-land on an alien planet and need to save yourself and others with the help of tiny plant-like creatures called Pikmin. Even though the story is straightforward, the characters are lovable, and there’s a hint of mystery about whether this adventure happens on Earth or somewhere else.
The star of the game is Oatchi, a dog-like creature who becomes your trusty sidekick throughout the game. Oatchi is always happy to see you, protects you from danger, and helps your Pikmin carry things that are too heavy for them. The best part is that Oatchi can carry you and all your Pikmin with just the press of a button. This fixes the annoying problem of Pikmin falling off ledges or getting stuck, making the game much smoother and more enjoyable.
Exploring Levels and Exciting Underground Caves In Pikmin 4, you’ll explore different levels with new paths to follow, and each place looks unique which makes it easy to find your way around. The game also has underground caves, where time slows down, and you can plan your moves without worrying about the clock. These cave sections are really fun and make you think creatively.
For the first time in the series, the game has combat at night. You defend your home base from enemies and the good news is you won’t lose your Pikmin in these fights. While these parts can get a bit repetitive, you don’t have to do them all the time, which gives the game a nice change of pace.
There are also Dandori sequences that add excitement. You can compete against computer-controlled opponents and take on time-based challenges to earn medals. These parts are intense and keep you striving for better scores.
One of the best things about Pikmin 4 is the rewind feature. It lets you turn back time a bit if you need more time to finish a day or beat a tough boss. This comes in handy, especially with Oatchi’s help and the smarter Pikmin.
Pikmin 4 is the best-looking and smoothest game in the Pikmin series. It takes what’s great about Pikmin and adds new and fun stuff like Oatchi, caves, Dandori, and the rewind feature. There’s a variety of things to do, so you won’t get bored, and you can choose what to do first, which adds to the fun. While it might not be as popular as Mario or Zelda, Pikmin 4 is definitely the best Pikmin game so far.