Pikmin
GameCube
Game info
System: GameCube
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo
Save: Memory Card
 
Release info
[USA] Pikmin
Date: 12/3/2001 ESRB: E Catalog #: DOL-GPIE-USA  
[Japan] ピクミン
(Pikmin)
Date: 10/26/2001 Catalog #: DOL-GPIJ-JPN  
[Europe] Pikmin
Date: 6/14/2002 Catalog #: DOL-GPIP-EUR  
[Australia] Pikmin
Date: ACB: G8+  
Cameo appearances and references

You may have noticed something familiar about Captain Olimar's name. Such as, "Hey, it has all the letters from 'Mario'... plus an 'L'." This is because the name "Olimar" comes directly from his Japanese name: Orimaa (typically, R's become L's, and a long "A" becomes "ar"). Using the Japanese spelling, "O-RI-MA-A", we find that his name was actually "MA-RI-O" backwards, with a long vowel thrown in at the end for color.

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