Submitted by Abriael 722d ago | news

Shigeru Miyamoto Experimented with Pikmin on the 3DS, But “It Just Didn’t Feel Like Pikmin”

Nintendo’s poster boy (at least at heart) Shigeru Miyamoto has been hard at work on Pikmin 3 to try and kickstart the Wii U’s engine and to put the console on the right track, but the development team actually experimented with the possibility of bringing the franchise to the much smaller twin screens of the DS and 3DS. Unfortunately, the experiment wasn’t successful. (3DS, Nintendo DS, Pikmin 3, Shigeru Miyamoto, Wii U)

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Starbucks_Fan  +   722d ago
Wii U seems like the perfect fit for a Pikmin game.
Abriael  +   722d ago
That's true, I wouldn't have minded it on 3DS too though.
PopRocks359  +   722d ago
How would they make it work though? You can't use the Wiimote, using the stylus restricts you to the movement stick and a single shoulder button, and it only has one nub.

Unless they made the game with the circle pad pro in mind, I would be very surprised if they made a well running Pikmin game on 3DS.
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live2play  +   722d ago
maybe it couldve been like kirbys mass attack
more of an action than exploration game.

i want to see pikmin in 3d so bad

me and my wife cant wait to play pikmin 3 bingo mode
MoveTheGlow  +   722d ago
That would have been an easy cash grab, but he didn't do it because the feel of the game was off. There aren't that many creators out there who can use that as a reason to not release a game, no metrics or anything; just goes to show you the kind of respect Miyamoto still carries in the industry.
Shad0wRunner  +   722d ago
More casual shovelware from Nintendo. As a 33yr old male gamer, I look at this Pikmin 3 trailer...and Im not impressed. http://www.youtube.com/watc...

It just doesnt appeal to me. The thing is...it seems to me like, this is ALL Nintendo does! Mario, Zelda, Pikmin, Smash Bros, Nintendo Land, Sing Party, Wii Fit U, Skylanders Giants, Disney Epic Mickey 2, Tank Tank Tank, Rabbids Land, Rayman Legends, Scribblenauts Unlimited, etc...

Im a hardcore gamer. I prefer games like God Of War, The Last Of Us, Uncharted, Heavy Rain, BF3, COD-BO, DUST 514, Assassins Creed, Dishonored, Skyrim, FarCry 3, Metal Gear, etc..

Im sorry, but I dont DO kiddie games and I dont play on a console designed for kids, either. Ya'll can defend Nintendo all you want...saying the "Wii U isnt just for kids" and talk about how those games are so hard that even grown adults cant beat them - That doesnt mean crap, yo. You cant justify a game based on it's level of difficulty. You can put powdered sugar on a turd...but that dont make it a brownie. LOL.

All Im saying is...if Nintendo would stop making so much casual shovelware, they might get my money.

Im not interested in Pikmin 3.
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PopRocks359  +   722d ago
Pikmin is hardly casual shovelware. It's only 'casual' in the same vain that Mario RPG, Paper Mario or the Mario & Luigi series are casual when compared to the likes of Final Fantasy. They are simplified compared to others, but still quite enjoyable.

Pikmin has a real time strategy element about it. There is, believe it or not, some moderate level of skill that's required to be able to play and master the game.

And by the way, just because the majority of your games have an M rating on them doesn't make you mature for an instant. I point you in the direction of ten year olds who play Call of Duty to show you my reasoning.

Also, if the Wii U is just for kids, then why is it getting Bayonetta and X, two games that don't look anything like Nintendo's usual fare?
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ChickeyCantor  +   722d ago
For someone who is so against this console and Nintendos general design choices...you seem to express your opinion so much on the matter.

If you're really not interested, why bother?

You can label yourself a "hardcore gamer", but in reality all you're doing is showing a preference/bias to certain games. Some people consider themselves a hardcore gamer for playing traditional mario games, or in fact this game.

" but I dont DO kiddie games "
Because, let's face it, you need your muscular man to save the day. Give me a call hotshot, we'll talk.
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RFornillos4  +   722d ago
ok, so if it doesn't appeal to you, then it's automatically a casual shovelware? wow, whoever appointed you in that position need to get their heads straight.

you say, you're a hardcore gamer and listed mostly shooters and action games; in case you don't know, people who are enjoying the same games as you are, are also enjoying games who for you are "kiddie games" on console "designed for kids". i'd like you to define a gamer who are equally enjoying the games you mentioned and more, plus all the other so-called "kiddie" games you seem to dislike.

all i'm saying is... if you don't enjoy Nintendo's games, then why bother giving a few minutes of your time to express your distaste. it's statements like yours that give true hardcore gamers a bad name.
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Jagsrock  +   722d ago
whoa did you seriously just call pikmin 3 casual shovelware. You must really be an HARDCOORREEEE morn.You don't have to like the game but to call it that is just ignorant.
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Shad0wRunner  +   722d ago
Yep, I sure did. Because thats what it is.
Jagsrock  +   722d ago
if you need blood, guts and grit to enjoy your games and justify your hardcore label that's perfectly fine. But labeling games such as Metroid,Smashbros,mario,zelda, pikmin,rayman legends,scribblenauts as shovelware is just silly,YO no matter what kind of gamer you are.
Shad0wRunner  +   722d ago
"Shovelware is a derogatory computer jargon term that refers to software noted more for the quantity of what is included than for the quality or usefulness." (30 Mario games, 20 Zelda games, 10 Metroid games)

"Nintendo, while an early leader in measures against poor software titles, has received a notable amount of shovelware on their Game Boy Color, Wii, and Nintendo DS consoles."

"The metaphor implies that the creators showed little care for the original software, as if the new compilation or version had been indiscriminately created with a shovel, without any care shown for the condition of the software on the newly created product."

It's not silly, when it's a FACT! I called it what it is. Nintendo is the poster child for shovelware. Always has been, always will be. I feel no need to defend this fact, any further. Good day to you, sir! ^_-
Brasi1989  +   722d ago
Your post is full of fail. The key phrase is "quantity over quality." Nintendo games, for the most part, are grade A quality games. Please stop confusing fact with fiction. Your list of "hardcore" games is laughable at best. Grit and grime do not make a game "hardcore". One could argue that Call of Duty and Assassins Creed are casual games and shovelware. The fact that all you mentioned were mutliplat games and Sony games Amos indicated that you a rabid fanboy whose only goal is "diss" on other consoles somehow reoffering to yourself that your allegiance is the right one. So feel free to not defend your "fact" as your facts probably also include that pandas are indigenous to Antarctica and have a thirst for human blood and was also the first species to visit the moon. So have a good day doggy. I'm out yo!

P.S. Everybody knows that Wikipedia isn't a creditable source of information on the internet.
Jagsrock  +   722d ago
Well then by that definition alone pikmin 3 is most definitely not shovelware thanks for proving my point.
Shad0wRunner  +   722d ago
It's definately not grade A quality, either.

I'd like to hear how you guys define grade A quality, when it's not based on your opinion.
Jagsrock  +   722d ago
Pikmin-overall meta critic score is an 89 with 17 scores above 90 and 7 perfect scores

pikmin 2-around 38 scores 90 overall with 3 perfects

pikmin 3- so far has gotten 37/40 famitsu,9,9,9,10

That's pretty grade A...

ps. check out the #1,2 and 3 games on http://www.gamerankings.com... total kiddie shovelware right ;)
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Shad0wRunner  +   722d ago
So youre basing your definition of Grade A quality...off of a meta critic score? Famitsu? And gamerankings.com?

Basically, youre going off of what OTHER PEOPLE have reviewed it. That doesnt equal GRADE A QUALITY, to me. LOL.

I can easily review it and give it an equal and opposite score.

Call it whatever you want. I call it CRAP! I believe Im entitled to my opinion of it being crap, and therefore...Im calling it crap. Now, you can defend your crap, all you want. And give it overglorified scores and ratings...but youre not going to change my opinion of it being CRAP!

I hope this has helped to put things into perspective for you. ^_-
ChickeyCantor  +   722d ago
"Basically, youre going off of what OTHER PEOPLE have reviewed it. That doesnt equal GRADE A QUALITY, to me. LOL. "

Yikes....before that:

"I'd like to hear how you guys define grade A quality, when it's not based on your opinion."

Yep this one has lost it.
Jagsrock  +   722d ago
Wait so first you state is as fact that it is shovelware, then you say give an unbiased opinion on grade A quality which would infer that I don't just say what I like but give some kind of overall standard, so when I give you a general consensus you state it doesn't align with your own beliefs so you throw it out. Meaning to you grade A quality is anything you like and everything else is "crap". which then contradicts what you stated as fact earlier, goes against the definition you posted and disregards the first point I made saying it was completely fine for you to hate it but that calling it shovelware was indicating something else entirely.

Sooo really what you meant to say this whole time is....

"I think pikmin is crap, it's not actually casual shovelware but in my own head I refuse to acknowledge the game and it's overall rating by the public because it doesn't meet my checklist of Blood,guts,and grit and M rating that only grade A games possess according to my personal rubric that is by no means a actual fact. If I play a pikmin game I will feel less manly and therefore avoid it by being manly and calling it crap."

good talk lmao.
RFornillos4  +   722d ago
i know you don't have enough bubbles left... but i'd really love to hear what your definition of "grade A" quality is.

since you're saying that "definitely not grade A...", but you're dissing a person whose basis of a good game is based on critics and review score, rankings, and perhaps overall impression of the gaming community -- so yeah, what is your definition of a grade A quality game?
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