I certainly don't keep up with the latest/greatest, but I'm surprised to see so few comments on "Pikmin" for the Gamecube (I did a search even!). I bought Pikmin from Blockbuster (used copy, $17 ) this weekend -- to enjoy on my equally new TV -- and found this game great! It's got that wonderful mixture of serious and cartoony that infuses the Mario games and "Jet Force Gemini." The puzzles are enjoyable, can be approached in different ways, and aren't very difficult.(I get all the frustration I can handle from Rogue Leader). I'm near Day 10 with about 10 parts found. I've got healthy populations of reds, yellows, and blues -- they proudly march into danger behind me by the hundred. But I do feel bad when I poorly execute an attack against a giant Bulborb and my little legions get munched up (so many blue spirits!)and I always feel sorry when I accidentally leave some behind at night . If you've not played Pikmin and enjoy puzzle or strategy games even a little bit, I highly recommend it. It's great fun, original and very fresh.