Twenty years ago today, the original Pikmin was released as a launch-window title for the Nintendo GameCube. The game would go on to launch a franchise that, to date, has sold 7.47 million copies across seven games. To put that into perspective, that makes Pikmin number 23 in the list of top-selling Nintendo franchises. Not too shabby, especially when you consider the fact that the original game started life as a concept for a sequel to Super Mario 64. Remember the Super Mario 128 demo Nintendo presented at Space World in 2000?
For whatever reason, Super Mario 128 never saw the light of day and in it’s place came Captain Olimar, his crew, and a rag-tag group of loveable, order-obeying aliens called Pikmin. In celebration of the franchise entering its twenties, which game in the series is your favorite?
I had never played a Pikmin game before, but…
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