Quantcast
Nintendo bred a new flower to market Pikmin on GameCube!? - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Nintendo bred a new flower to market Pikmin on GameCube!?


2:00 AM on 08.04.2013



The common refrain these days is that Nintendo doesn't know how to market the Wii U. But I know the creativity is still there, waiting to be tapped. Case in point...

The latest episode of Did You Know Gaming? arrives just in time to celebrate today's release of Pikmin 3. Narrated by JonTron (Jon's back! Yay!), this Pikmin-themed special runs through some of the more familiar nuggets of Pikmin lore, such as how it was based upon the Super Mario 128 Spaceworld demo.

One bit of trivia that I was totally unaware of was that Nintendo bred a new flower called "Bacoba Cabana" that resembled the flower on the yellow Pikmin's head and sold it to the public five months after the launch of the original Pikmin. When you are literally creating life just to promote a videogame, you've officially entered the realm megalomania. Stop playing God, Nintendo!

Pikmin - Did You Know Gaming? Feat. JonTron [YouTube]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Real Time Strategy

11:00 AM on 11.14.2014
Dungeons II takes a humorous approach to being the bad guy

Being the bad guy has its perks. With an entire force of orcs, goblins, and other nasty creatures at your bidding, more gold you can count, and a near infinite supply of dark magic at your disposal -- it seems like you've got...more



8:00 PM on 10.03.2014
Bring about the apocalypse in Uber's next real-time strategy game

[Disclosure: Uber Entertainment's Brad Nicholson used to be a writer here. Also, he's got huge guns.] Human Resources has a fun core concept for a real-time strategy game, and it's right there in the name: humans, not minera...more



1:00 PM on 09.05.2014
Dawn of War II is no longer tied to Games for Windows Live

Relic has migrated the excellent Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II and its Chaos Rising expansion away from Games for Windows Live, just as the studio said it would. Unfortunately, not everything made it over to Steamworks, in...more



View all Real Time Strategy






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more