Games Review: New Play Control! Pikmin

Wii, Nintendo, £29.99
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This is part of a new series that sees Game-Cube

games dusted off and adapted for the Wii. Pikmin

is a strange little game that combines strategy

and gardening, odd beasts and point-and-click

controls. What’s new is using the Wiimote to

control your army of pikmin; what stays the same

is the fact that if you don’t find 25 must-have

objects in 30 days, you have to start again from

the beginning. It seems like a cruel and unusual

feature to keep in, but otherwise this absorbing

and endearing title is a welcome blast from the