YMMV / Pilotwings

  • Awesome Music: The music for the free flight mode "Birdman" is well known for being very good. Even the original composer was very fond of it especially because it got to be one of the longest tracks in the game.
  • Best Level Ever: Little States in 64. It is, as the title indicates, a miniature version of the lower 48 U.S. states, and is the biggest map in the entire game. It's easy enough to just ignore your objective and go explore for a while.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The helicopter rescue missions in the SNES original. Why are your instructors being held captive in a war zone? Who cares, go blow stuff up!
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Those who played the SNES game in the late 1990s or later may find it hard not to mentally "Gay" into Big Al's name.
  • Most Annoying Sound: The alarm that blares whenever the game announces "RATE OF DESCENT TOO GREAT", "STAY INSIDE OF COURSE", or "WATCH ALTITUDE".
  • Nightmare Fuel: Some of the instructor's facial expressions when you get a perfect score, especially Shirley.