We've documented 6 accessibility features for Pikmin, including Large Subtitles, Colour Blind Friendly, Minimal Reading, Tutorials and Motion Pointing. Its accessibility is strongest in Controls and Reading but it also has features in Getting Started and Visual to reduce unintended barriers.
This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.
Release Date: 26/10/2001, updated in 2009
Out Now: GameCube, Wii and Wii U
Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Accessibility: 6 features
Components: 3D Third-Person
Costs: Purchase cost
We've documented 2 accessibility features for Controls in Pikmin which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Can play with the following:
Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.
Games that can be played with different sorts of motion controllers.
Motion Pointing: Can use the orientation of the gamepad to move a cursor-target around the screen like a mouse.
If you want to play Pikmin, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Controls accessibility:
We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Pikmin which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play. The following games are similar to Pikmin, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:
We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Getting Started in Pikmin which deals with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing.
These features aid your play of the game in terms of cognitive load on learning controls, dealing with pressure and coping with the environment and challenges.
Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials and instructions on how to play. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate level of detail.
If you want to play Pikmin, but it doesn't offer the Getting Started accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Getting Started accessibility:
We've documented 2 accessibility features for Reading in Pikmin which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.
How much reading is required to play the game's main path or story and how complex the language is. The presence of voiced characters doesn't reduce this requirement, as it's recorded as a separate datapoint.
Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a primary/elementary student (9-year-old) could understand.
Large Clear Subtitles: Subtitles are large, clear and of good contrast. They are at least 1/20 (46 pixels on 1080 screen) the height of a landscape screen and at least 1/40 height on portrait screens, or can be adjusted to be. We base this on the full line-height, including the space above and below the letters. Considered separately from the general text of the game, the subtitles are large, clear and of good contrast.
If you want to play Pikmin, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:
We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in Pikmin which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces. The following games are similar to Pikmin, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:
We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Visual in Pikmin which deals with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
Colour Blind Friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colour blind friendly mode with double coding or similar way to avoid colour dependance.
If you want to play Pikmin, but it doesn't offer the Visual accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Visual accessibility:
We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Audio in Pikmin which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see. The following games are similar to Pikmin, and offer accessibility features for Audio:
In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:
The Wii has a few helpful settings, like disable rumble, but you have to use gesture controls for most games and the system menu.
Nintendo Wii U
The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio.
Read more about system accessibility settings.
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