History VideoGame / Pilotwings

30th May '16 3:31:49 PM Saurubiker
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''Pilotwings'' is a flight simulator franchise created by Creator/{{Nintendo}} for the Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo 3DS. The game was developed by Nintendo's Entertainment Analysis and Development division (led by Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto), and was first released in 1990 in Japan and 1991 in the United States. The European release followed in 1992.

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''Pilotwings'' is a flight simulator franchise created by Creator/{{Nintendo}} for the Super Nintendo, NES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo 3DS. The game was developed by Nintendo's Entertainment Analysis and Development division (led by Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto), and was first released in 1990 in Japan and 1991 in the United States. The European release followed in 1992.



* TechDemoGame: The entire franchise could be considered an example of this. The original game was mostly used to demonstrate the Mode 7 capabilities of the Super Nintendo, and was one of the first games to be released for the console, while ''Pilotwings 64'' was one of the launch titles for the Nintendo 64. ''Pilotwings Resort'' is also a launch title, carrying on in the tradition of the franchise.

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* TechDemoGame: The entire franchise could be considered an example of this. The original game was mostly used to demonstrate the Mode 7 capabilities of the Super Nintendo, NES, and was one of the first games to be released for the console, while ''Pilotwings 64'' was one of the launch titles for the Nintendo 64. ''Pilotwings Resort'' is also a launch title, carrying on in the tradition of the franchise.
6th May '16 9:52:45 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* EasterEgg: See RushmoreRefacement below.

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* EasterEgg: EasterEgg:
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See RushmoreRefacement below.
6th May '16 9:51:35 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* WalkOnWater: Jumble Hopper is the only mode in ''64'' where hitting the water causes you to stand on it instead of [[SuperDrowningSKills drowning to your doom]]. However, you'll take a point penalty for doing so.
22nd Feb '16 1:19:21 PM mlsmithca
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* XMeetsY: ''Pilotwings Resort'' is ''Pilotwings'' meets ''VideoGame/WiiSportsResort''.
19th Jan '16 11:54:43 PM Mikeyfan93
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* {{AFGNCAAP}}: The player character in the original... up until the end credits. Dark hair, male, looks to be in his 20's, with about as much Japanese as Big Al.
** Averted in the later games. ''64'' has six individual people you can play as. ''Resort'' features a Mii of the player's choice.


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* FeaturelessProtagonist: The player character in the original... up until the end credits. Dark hair, male, looks to be in his 20's, with about as much Japanese as Big Al.
** Averted in the later games. ''64'' has six individual people you can play as. ''Resort'' features a Mii of the player's choice.
6th Dec '15 5:29:11 PM totoofze47
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* NonStandardGameOver: The original has a milder example: but get shot in the helicopter levels, and the game ends abruptly as you crash to your doom. Big Al doesn't even say anything, unlike the other levels.


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* OneHitPointWonder: Get hit once in the helicopter stages in the original and your helicopter crashes, abruptly ending the mission and game.
24th Mar '15 11:50:37 AM bisonx
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: One failure scene with Lance has him saying "Land on the land".
3rd Dec '14 8:48:56 AM MetalSmasher86
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* ButThouMust: In the original game, when Big Al briefs you for the helicopter missions, he gives you the option to say no, but if you do he'll just insult you until you say yes.
-->'''Big Al:''' I forgot, chickens cannot fly!
22nd Aug '14 9:54:59 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* StalkedByTheBell: Most missions have a bonus for finishing by a specific time.
30th Mar '14 1:49:46 AM X2X
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* [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Villains]]: E.V.I.L.

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* [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Card-Carrying Villains]]: E.V.I.L.



* CharacterSelectForcing: Present, but only lightly {{enforced|Trope}}. In ''64'', each class of pilot works best with a specific vehicle (Light = Rocket Belt, Medium = Hang Glider, Heavy = Gyrocopter). While it's not impossible to do well, by say, placing Lark (the lightweight male pilot) in a Gyrocopter, matching up the right character with the right vehicle ''does'' make it a fair bit easier.

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* CharacterSelectForcing: Present, but only lightly {{enforced|Trope}}. In ''64'', each class of pilot works best with a specific vehicle (Light = Rocket Belt, Medium = Hang Glider, Heavy = Gyrocopter). While it's not impossible to do well, by well by, say, placing Lark (the lightweight male pilot) in a Gyrocopter, matching up the right character with the right vehicle ''does'' make it a fair bit easier.



** If you're flying at night in ''Resort'', someone will be playing ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros.'' in the cabins on Wuhu Island.

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** If you're flying at night in ''Resort'', someone will be playing ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros.'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' in the cabins on Wuhu Island.



* SpiritualSequel: ''Pilotwings Resort'' seems to be one for ''VideoGame/WiiSportsResort'', oddly enough. (Specifically, it's mostly based on the Island Flyover mode from that game. In particular Free Flight mode is pretty much identical, just with more vehicles allowed).

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* SpiritualSequel: ''Pilotwings Resort'' seems to be one for ''VideoGame/WiiSportsResort'', oddly enough. (Specifically, it's mostly based on the Island Flyover mode from that game. In particular Free Flight mode is pretty much identical, just with more vehicles allowed).allowed.)
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