Video Game History: Pilotwings (SNES)

Pilotwings SNES Boxart Nintendo

Pilotwings was Nintendo’s first real flight-simulation game which hit the Super Nintendo in 1991. Even though I never played it, it’s had a decent legacy of fans.

Kite flying Pilotwings SNES

The game used the SNES’s “Mode 7” graphics as best as it could. Which created one of the first “3D” games out there. The player had to complete different missions with different aircraft to complete the game. Stuff like flying through loops or using a parachute to land at a spot.

Red airplane Pilotwings SNES

The game received mostly positive reviews, and a sequel did follow on the N64. I don’t think I’d give it much a shot today though, flight-games were never my cup of tea.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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