This game is one of my favorite video games/video game series of all time. The controls are almost perfect, but sometimes I would have trouble hitting small enemies with the pointer, but other than that I think it's better than the gamecube version. The game is rather short, but it's set up in a way where you can compare your results to past playthroughs, and it's like trying to get the 'high score' in terms of how many pikmin you lost, how many you sprouted, and how quickly you get all 30 ship parts (the fastest possible is 9/30 days). My biggest problem with this game is the amount of glitches. Sometimes when facing larger enemies, pikmin would get get pushed into the ground and were killed. I knew this was a glitch because the pikmin didn't have their ghosts pop out of their bodies as they die. That sounds kind-of gruesome but it's really not. Nevertheless, it is a great game and is worth $20.
yes: I recommend this product