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1. Posted: Fri 1st Apr 2011 19:30 BST
Going by the title of this thread you should already know to expect spoilers, so look away young ones, lest you wish to know thy future.
I managed to 3-star all the missions (about five hours of playtime, if anyone's curious) up to Platinum. This unlocks Diamond, which contains some pretty crazy missions. (Though not many of them, sadly. bah!) I 2-starred them without much difficulty, but 3 is going to be pretty difficult.
So, my questions:
Do you unlock anything more by 3-starring them? Or is it just personal satisfaction?
And would you stand to gain anything from getting a perfect score on every mission? Not that I imagine I'd ever be able to, but is your only reward the red border around the stars?
Feel free to discuss / ask about any other unlockables in the game here as well.
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2. Posted: Fri 1st Apr 2011 19:34 BST
Yesh, you do unlock a nice Easter Egg that will take you back to N64 Nostalgia Land if you get all 3 stars in Diamond. Won't spoil it though. n_n
Perfecting all scores only unlock a sense of personal satisfaction though....
Edited on Fri 1st April, 2011 @ 19:38 by JayArr
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3. Posted: Fri 1st Apr 2011 19:39 BST
Awesome JayArr, thanks! I've already started perfecting older missions for the heck of it, but I can't even imagine trying to perfect anything in gold or above.
I wonder if anybody has managed to perfect them all?
4. Posted: Fri 1st Apr 2011 19:44 BST
@Chicken Brutus see: IGN's Pilotwings Resort: Cheats & Codes
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5. Posted: Sun 3rd Apr 2011 02:55 BST
Correction - When you get perfect scores for all missions in all classes you unlock the ability to use the super vehicles on all levels. So for example, you can use the Super Rocket Belt on Bronze to try an achieve scores better than perfect.
I've almost collected everything in free flight and wanted to share a few things I found helpful.
General Free Flight Tips
Edited on Sun 3rd April, 2011 @ 02:55 by JayArr
6. Posted: Sun 3rd Apr 2011 03:18 BST
Jayarr, you must be REALLY good at Pilotwings because some missons I cannot even get 3 stars (hang glider especially in Platinum).
7. Posted: Sun 3rd Apr 2011 04:25 BST
I've got 3 stars up till Silver. It's gonna take me forever to 3 star some of these. O_oyou're teh man, JayArr. D:
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8. Posted: Sun 3rd Apr 2011 08:19 BST
Anyone have tips on 3 starring the mission where you pilot the hang glider and try to get to 1,500ft and land within 2 minutes? I can never get more than one star on it.
9. Posted: Sun 3rd Apr 2011 14:53 BST
Finally 3-starred everything! Six hours of playtime, and those last ones were doozies. I also 100%'d the plane in Free Flight, but am having trouble finding the last few rings and gifts. I have to say, I've enjoyed this game quite a bit more than I expected to.
@wobee: That one took me ages, and I wish there was some trick I could explain to you, but there really wasn't. What you need to do is get the hang of when to pull up in a thermal drift in order to achieve maximum height. Soon after you enter the drift, that's the magic time, but if you miss it slightly, you should still be okay.
The drift you enter first (if you don't turn your glider) is rooted on the ground, but to its left and its right are drifts that are higher up, and will therefore get you more altitude.
I'd recommend hitting the first drift and experimenting with when to pull up on your glider. (You also have to be careful not to lose speed, or your height will get you nowhere!) While lifting, turn left and face that drift, and fly into it. If you miss it (or aren't flying high enough) restart the mission and try again.
If you can hit the higher drift, pull up again (and hold it) and you should be close to your target height. You don't need to hit the target height to get 3 stars, you just need to be close in your final score. On the way down, snag as many of the score tokens as possible (I think I missed one but still got 3 stars), and do your best to land on the 3:00 mark for 30 points. Those points are a huge help, so don't let too much time pass.
In short: I'm assuming your problem is getting the height from those drifts. There's really no way to do it properly without practicing, so just get used to restarting the mission until you can "feel" when to do it.
10. Posted: Mon 4th Apr 2011 01:51 BST
Not an unlockable but a sweet cameo. I believe it's only at NIGHT.
If you go by the houses (the ones lit up), you'll hear something familiar. It's near the wind turbines but I think it's ANY house with a light on because I heard it at a different spot. Pretty neat lol
11. Posted: Mon 4th Apr 2011 02:54 BST
If it involves Mario, that little easter egg was in the original Resort as well.
12. Posted: Mon 4th Apr 2011 04:15 BST
Oh? Well, then. I did not notice that at all. Though, I haven't played Wii Sports Resort's FreeFly mode all that much to realize and get in depth. Good to know.
13. Posted: Mon 4th Apr 2011 04:23 BST
wobee wrote:If it involves Mario, that little easter egg was in the original Resort as well.Oh? Well, then. I did not notice that at all. Though, I haven't played Wii Sports Resort's FreeFly mode all that much to realize and get in depth. Good to know.
I have. That mode sucked my soul for hours on end haha.
Also, the tips for the gliding stage helped a ton. Thanks!
14. Posted: Mon 4th Apr 2011 22:09 BST
I've managed to get three stars on every level in every difficulty, and collected all rings/mii statues/balloons/information rings/bubbles in free flight mode. I am currently working on getting perfect in all levels, and have completed training and bronze, and am 1/3 through silver, having gotten perfect on all the jet pack missions. It's so much easier to go back and better your scores on the easier levels, once you've gone through diamond.
This game is an absurd addiction with tremendous replay value. I've played this for well over 6 hours, and SSF4 maybe 10 minutes...
Edited on Mon 4th April, 2011 @ 22:09 by Tajikey