Old School Review: Pikmin 2, Wii, Nintendo.
Evan B. from Schlafly Branch is keeping it old school with this video game review. Despite the recent release of Pikmin 3 on the Wii U, Evan gives us a rundown of the only Pikmin on the Wii: Pikmin 2.
Pikmin 2 was originally released on the Nintendo GameCube (2001-2010), but it was re-made and re-mastered for the Wii.
After the events of the first Pikmin, Captain Olimar returns home to planet Hocotate, where his employer has gone into serious debt. In order to pay off his debts, the President of Hocotate Freight must give 100,000 coins that he doesn’t have. He must sell stuff in order to collect enough coins for his debt. The first thing sold is Olimar’s ship, the S.S. Dolphin (which is also the GameCube’s development name, Project Dolphin) While the S.S. Dolphin was being towed away, a bottle cap fell out of the ship and the President was surprised by Olimar’s souvenir and wanted to know how much it was worth. After the ship is appraised, the bottle cap gets appraised as well. It is worth at least 200 coins.
After this discovery, the President sends Olimar back to the “Mysterious Planet” find more stuff to pay the President’s debt.
Due to this being on the Wii, the controls are slightly different. You must battle with enemies, while collecting objects. In this game, you must collect fruit and other stuff, then take it back to your ship for appraisal. After the appraisal, you will send the items back to Hocotate.
This is a really good game, and if you’re not ready to spend $50 for Pikmin 3 yet, then this is a great, cheaper option. You can also check it out from the library for free.