If you have never played the real genre, Pikmin 3 Deluxe is basically the same game if you do it alone. As a member of a foreign group, you have a responsibility to save your home planet by hitting a planet like Earth PNF-404 of fruit and other foods. Because of its small size, oranges provide a large amount of juice that can last up to three days. They are too small, however, to return this kind of prize to their vessel would be an impossible task, even if all three entered. That’s where Pikmin comes in. These friendly critics enjoy managing things, opening shortcuts on all levels, and fighting comparable animals by comparing yourself.
Pikmin is divided into different colors, each of which offers special capabilities. Pinks can fly across streams and lakes, while blue ones can fly right in. Try that with one of the various types, such as the yellow ones, and end up with a group of drowning victims. Fortunately, their numbers can be changed by turning the bodies of defeated enemies into new Pikmin seeds. Very good things if you take the time to think about what is happening, so the less you think about it the better. You are notified of new features as you continue this campaign, and are encouraged to revisit a few maps with Pikmin that you can find through previously unprotected obstacles.
The campaign was very exciting with its original status, thanks very much to its busy schedule. Once you have reunited your team, successful submissions throughout the day require the right amount of planning. Some places can only be reached by throwing a co-worker through a gap or otherwise separating. Dedicated maps (which was on the Wii U touch screen) are based on deluxe magazine, but the addition of collaborations throughout the campaign is a worthwhile exchange. It breathes new life into the game, making some of the most difficult challenges more manageable.
Another player can log in at any time with a screen partition co-op. Each player has the freedom to control (or whistle) to install Pikmin and check the fruit map and other items. That collaborative framework was already in place at the beginning, either with AI friends or on multiplayer missions. At Deluxe, it’s easier than ever to set goals for a game day and find effective ways to achieve them. The bridge needs to be built? I can focus on that with my small team as my teammates aiming for their attention to the area in order to find hidden fruit. Effectively, the same process as before, but being able to easily talk to someone else and come up with plans together or reacting to the flight is more involved than I thought.
In addition to the campaign, you can spend some time with a variety of sidebars. Most of them come from the original release or from its DLC, but there is also a new series of machines that show what other explorers, Olimar and Louie, are doing after the story events. It’s a very small addition, but I’ve enjoyed understanding some of the challenges (with the helper) to unlock platinum medals for each one. I also liked seeing a few twists on a variety of machines and even a small tweak or two on regular maps. Seeing the stream I had crossed many times without being illuminated was unthinkable, but it was a good change of pace.
Pikmin 3 was one of my favorite Wii U games, not intended for praise that sounds like us. Thanks to the Pikmin 3 Deluxe, players who have not gone to see it in its original form have a chance to do so on the switch. And better yet, they found a version that lives up to its potential as a game to bring people together – even if it’s just to deliver tangerines and grapes.