March 12, 2006

Pikmin is Tough

I got my third spaceship part tonight in Pikmin after going through the process about five times. This game is positively adorable, but it is also pretty tough. I guess you're supposed to reload a lot. Without doing that you'd have to have some remarkable accuracy and guesswork abilities in order to finish under the time limit in an area you haven't seen prior. I think I know what I'm supposed to do to get my fourth part, but I wonder if I will be able to pull it off without help.

See, there is this box blocking land-bridge across a stretch of water. It appears I need to move it by pushing it back toward me, and I got a tip-off from Mei that this would happen at some point. Well, I tried chucking my little yellow guys over the gap, but they never got close to far enough. I want to blame communism but I think this one is on me. Hopefully I'll have better luck tomorrow, because if I can't handle that part the whole thing will have to go on temporary hold due to a lack of other places to explore. I can't let Olimar down like that! Maybe I can have him work out in the ship between days three and four. Yeah, that'd do the trick.

Posted by Andy at March 12, 2006 01:03 AM to the Games category

So once you chuck them if you get them on top, you have to whistle them to the far side of the box. Then whistle them to you, they'll just push once they touch the box.

Posted by: mei at March 12, 2006 03:39 PM

Yow, I had a nasty little error in that post, didn't I? No matter, it's fixed now...

I didn't even consider that I could call them around back from inside the box! That worked perfectly the first time of course. I was planning to use my newly acquired blue pikmin, and I bet that would have also worked if I hadn't seen your comment first. I'm hitting a little bit of a stride now, minus giant burrowing birds. Gaah!

Posted by: Andy at March 12, 2006 08:32 PM

After learning about the hex, I understand why you are forcing me to play Pikmin. Oh, the cruel and unusual punishment. Aaaaaaaah!

Posted by: Mom at March 13, 2006 09:30 PM
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