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what is an pikmin?
One of the first games I got with my GameCube in 2001. Not bad, has a fun, cozy feel. I like the surreal nature it has to it. The OST and visuals are both really relaxing as well. Just wish it didn't have the time limit
The time limit might as well not exist though, the game is easy unless you intentionally waste time or don't bother using the retry day option.
a MISERABLE LITTLE PILE OF ONIONS
"A" Pikmin. You use "an" when a word starts with a vowel sound. Note that that's different than when a word that starts with a vowel. It has to be a vowel sound. "P" is a consonant, so it should be preceded by "a", not "an". I hope this helps.
than when a word starts with a vowel*
trolling is a art
Is an horse a athlete?
the p is silent
I think Pikmin is a pretty cool guy. Eh kills blurborbs and doesn’t afraid of anything.
I tried to replay pikmin 2 a while ago. Shit sux yo
>lengthy load/buffer screens every time you transition dungeon levels or end a day
>pikmin control is awful, metagame is simply bing bing whaoo throwing human carrots
>Why would I want to replay this exactly?
>bing bing whaoo
For the last time, it's "Bing bing *1up* wahoo!". It's the sound of Mario collecting two coins, getting a 1up, then yelling wahoo in celebration. Everyone forgets the 1up for some reason.
Life isn't celebrated anymore. Why? Discuss.
Pikmin 2 is probably the worst Pikmin but I can see why it's so popular. Piklopedia, upgrades are great, and lots of iconic stuff like Louie and the Man at Legs. But it just goes all in on caves which just suck.
Definitely a art
Pikmin were created durung Nintendo official events. There's always missing people afterwards. The executives set up a booth for people to become official game testers. They seed out healthy people and keep the obese shut ins. They have them sign a contract immediately saying they cant leave the country, they are given room and board and brought into Nintendo HQ for testing. The subjects are given multiple injections of nintendicide. A special mixture of chemicals that slowly retranslated your body's genetic sequence into a binary form that computers can read natively. Once the mixture starts to take effect, the subjects are hooked into a full body scanning pod where their 3d matrix is taken for archival purposes and their consciousness is fused with an NPCs model and behavior programming. Pikmin was the first large scale implementation of this new technology. Their first run was animal forest. Now that the preliminary tests have been completed, subjects are implanted into animal crossing games for long term analysis.
What's the best version of Pikmin 1 and 2?
probably the product of nuclear extinction. i always thought that pikmin represent humans on a future earth where normal humans have gone extinct because of radiation.
there are a few hints of nuclear holocaust in the first two pikmin games. newer pikmin titles tend to retcon this in favour for a more family friendly experience/storyline.
The Pikmin games are mostly inspired by Miyamoto’s gardening hobby, but yeah. In all the games, you find human artifacts indicating that you’re playing as a tiny humanoid alien exploring a post-apocalyptic Earth.
the first pikmin title came out in nintendo's "edgy" era (in the early 2000s, everything had to be at least a little bit "edgy" or "dark" in order to be "cool"; just look at SA2B or shadow the fuckhog), so the storyline probably originally intended to have something to do with post-apocalyptic stuff. it is so fitting too: by trying to conquer the earth with nuclear warfare humanity turned itself into those little, brittle onion people. man, the king of the earth, is transformed into a small, vulnerable creature that even has to be afraid of beetles. thats something nintendo would definitely do, at least in the late 90s/early 2000s.
thats at least my headcanon for the first two pikmin games.
yeah sounds good. by trying to subdue the world humanity belittles itself. what a metaphor.
plant based life named because they look like the carrots on Olimar's planet
I wasn't kidding about them being mandrakes, that is almost certainly their inspiration
basically a hybrid between flora and fauna
they're also parasites and can infect your organs and body to Pikmin-fy you
This anon knows what’s up.
From an evolutionary biology perspective, pikmin and onions are like a way more fucked up and overly convoluted version of parasites that have different life stages in the guts of different animals, and also ants/bees
>Pikmin themselves seemingly cannot reproduce
>By bringing food the onion, the onion can produce more pikmin seeds
>Said pikmin seeds presumably need to absorb more nutrients via soil and/or photosynthesize
>A grown pikmin can’t pluck itself, and needs another lifeform to do that
>Onions can’t produce more onions
>In later games, onions *can* fuse into larger onions
>Onions won’t release more than 100 of a given variant of pikmin at a time so that they…don’t go extinct, I guess? Except that’s a moot point since they are the reproductive lifeform
>It’s still a complete mystery where more onions come from, and if there were other creatures the pikmin had symbiotic relationships with to pluck them and organize attacks
>Candypop buds exist
Presumably 4 adds lore about parasitic properties like you mentioned but even by 2 there were strange implications with the existence of bulbmin, and the bad ending from 1
a pikmin is a pokemon
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