Pikmin

Made by Nintendo, released in 2001

Day 4 - The Forest of Hope



Current Zar note: I did this LP in 2008! I left my write-up mostly unchanged.




I'm not sure how long this one'll take in terms of days. Day 4 was very productive, but I don't really have an estimate for how many days it'll take for me to get every piece. I'm thinking maybe somewhere in the 20s though, MAYBE 15-20 if I really get on my game, but I'd probably try to slow it down at that point to see if I can get some of Olimar's rambly journal entries. HMM.

Perhaps I've finally found my groove! Grooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove

In general I find these look better on a dark background. :O Hmm. Ah well.

I WILL DO BETTER THIS DAY

I got me a gameplan. Let's go.

You might have seen this gate near the Bulborb last time. Impenetrable? Not quite, but we still can't get through it very easily. UNLESS WE USE

THIS TINY HOLE BENEATH THE TREE ROOT dun dun duuuun

There we go. Sometimes Pikmin have trouble with narrow corridors like that. :O

A new area! And someone dropped their toy gun!

GUYS WE ARE ON IMPORTANT BUSINESS NO TIME TO KILL PREMATURE POSIES

How terribly silly looking.

Hee. I picture Olimar browsing through catalogs of spaceship stuff in his spare time at home, going to his wife all "Look at this! It can blow up planets! :D" and his wife all "Olimar, it probably won't work." and Olimar all "I'M GETTING IT IT'LL BE AWESOME" and then it doesn't work. Hahahaha.

Well, i seriously DOUBT it works, anyway. :O

Can of bombs, an important part of your everyday breakfast.

PCHOW

YOU'RE NEXT

OH SHI-

AGH THE SECOND EXPLOSION DIDN'T WORK

AAAAA

AAAAAAAAA

There, you can see the Bulborb kind of fell over. They'll lunge at you as they chase you around, and if you're quick enough they'll miss and fall for a few seconds. ANOTHER IMPORTANT REASON TO UPGRADE TO FLOWER PIKMIN

GO, PERSISTANT YELLOW! FINISH THE JOB!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

YEAH GO ON AND RUN AWAY I'M NOT SCARED OF YOU

HAHA VICTORY IS MINE

Now let's get rid of that Dwarf there.

What is with yellows and constantly bombing posies? THE BULBORB, KILL THE BULBORB

There we go.

i'll be back

I still haven't gotten that giant pellet. Darn it.

TEAR DOWN THE WALL while I go back to the yellows I left over there

These four Pikmin had to be individuals. Darn it guys. You can't follow me, I'm going into water and you'll drown. Go back in the Onion.

There we go! Come to me, bomb Pikmin.

THIS time I'll get it for sure.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa

HAHA IN YOUR FACE

Well that's straightforward enough. :O

You guys chill here, I'll be back in a sec.

Not too much progress here, but they're all leaf Pikmin on the other side, so that's okay. I'LL BLOW THE DOOR DOWN

After moving my Reds away so they don't get caught in the explosion of course. CAUTION!

Haha, one obstacle out of the way! That'll make things much easier.

Hmmm... Nova Blaster or Shock Absorber... darn it, if I had more Pikmin this would be much easier, I'd just split them half and half. As it is each piece needs at least thirty, and I don't have that many. I'LL JUST COME BACK FOR IT LATER I GUESS

on further inspection, as i look at these screencaps I DID have that many. OH WELL. :B

Shock Absorber first.

And meanwhile clear out the path of bodies and pellets.

Although I noticed at this point I still had some bomb rocks with me. I should use them before I end up killing Pikmin with them by accident again.

I dismissed these reds but they insisted on coming with me anyway. FINE, I'M WARNING YOU.

Threw some reds at the sheargrubs, and a yellow got out there...

And while that DID kill the sheargrub (overkilled it, really) it also killed the poor Red that was chasing it. Yellow. >(

Well anyway, that should do it for the bombs. LET'S GO.

Back around once again...

If Pikmin are carrying something, they'll generally be okay if they fall from a decent height. Some of them may lose their grip and fall off, but they'll get back on the piece and carry it along. Can result in some odd graphical moments though. :O

This drop was pretty small, so they handled it like pros. Go Pikmin go!

MEANWHILE

I BELIEVE I GOT IT COVERED

Finally get this baby back. ribs.

And hey, take the Bulborb back too! Can't have enough Pikmin.

Oh Olimar. <3

WOOOO

LOOKIN GOOD

Why hey, look at that! Planted flower Pikmin! Like I mentioned before, sometimes if flower Pikmin die somewhere, they'll leave behind seeds that you can pick the next day. So my gigantic mistake yesterday wasn't a total loss, I suppose. :O

YOU'RE GOIN DOWN, WALL.

This was my mistake, I threw too slowly here. You have to do this quick, since bomb rocks don't leave a large margin for error.

One poor Yellow couldn't get clear in time. D:

Time is running short and the day is getting darker but DARN IT I CAN GET THIS PIECE BACK IN TIME COME ON REDS LET'S GO HUP HUP

QUICKLY NOW

EXTRAORDINARY!

I love you so much, Olimar. I bet his wife was not too pleased with him about that.

Aha, now that I've got my radar, I can look around at the area! I wanted to make sure I hadn't lost any Pikmin while I was scurrying around today at breakneck speeds.

That piece will be a pain in the butt. Bah.

Water one will be easy, I just need to come back with some blues.

The little green dots are planted Pikmin. :D

So that's the piece my Pikmin are carrying right now...

That piece shouldn't be too bad, if I throw fast enough.

I don't see any loose dots. I think everyone's clear!

RUN PIKMIN RUN WE CAN MAKE IT

Hey, pick up some pellets along the way, why not.

UNDER THE WIRE, THE BOLT MAKES IT THROUGH!

Hee.

Olimarwife: WHY did you buy this.

Olimar: You just don't understand. |<

I wonder what Olimar's wife's name would be. Something going along with the Mario parallels maybe? Princess backwards? It's Pi-chi hime in Japanese, isn't it? Chipi sounds kind of strange though. :O Or maybe it'd be something unrelated. WHO KNOWS. I wish they'd give his family names though.

THREE PIECES IN ONE DAY, BOOYAH.

NOOO I WAS ONE PLUCK AWAY FROM HAVING EVERYONE

Ah well, that planted one will be there waiting for me when I come back.

PEEPEEEEEEP

Still looking to him as he goes back in his ship. I'm definitely going to keep lightening these, unless some of the other areas aren't as dark at night. I KNOW the next area is going to be a pain since it's so dark and my screen will be so small. I WILL TOUGH IT OUT.

ACCURSED MOUNTEBANK

A belly button, eh?

Only lost two today! Not bad. :D Didn't grow a lot, but still, successful all around.

Haha Forest Navel. Flashbacks to Secret of Mana now.

WE SHALL EXPLORE THE NEXT DAY

And as usual, the video for today!

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