(N64 / Nintendo 64)

Pilotwings 64 (N64 / Nintendo 64)

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Forget about those other flying games. This is the ultimate flight experience! Pilotwings 64 carries you off into a vast three-dimensional environment.

Pilot several different vehicles and take in breathtaking sights! Successfully complete flight tests to earn your flight badge. Get a high enough score and you'll get a chance at bonus games such as Cannonball and Sky Diving! Soar into the wild blue yonder with Pilotwings 64!

Game Review

Review

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Posted by Martin Watts

Flying high

Releasing alongside Super Mario 64 when the Nintendo 64 launched back in 1996 (1997 if you're European), it was somewhat inevitable that Pilotwings 64 was never going to see the same commercial or critical success. Simply put, Mario's first 64-bit...

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User Comments (6)

darthstuey

#5

darthstuey said:

Yes it was better than the SNES version. Infact, it was one of the best N64 games released. So much so that I am so sick of waiting for classic games like this to be released on the VC that I have gone to Ebay and bought an N64. To be honest, I wish that I had never sold my classic system collection but there you go I did so let's not talk about it ever again! I just picked up Quake for 99p and am bidding on Pilotwings and Jet Force Jemini right now.
My N64 turned up yesterday with Shadows of the Empire and when nI plugged it in to the kitchen TV a warm wave of yesterday washed over me. Forget the VC and just by the original consoles!
I'm gutted that my SNES appears to be ill and won't display any video- oh well I'm sure I can pick one up cheap and finally play Unirally again as it seems that is another title never to be released on VC.

rtr0GMR1

#6

rtr0GMR1 said:

Sadly, I never got to play this game on the 64. I mastered the SNES one and the 3DS one. This really needs to be released on the VC before Nintendo stops supporting it altogether in favor of the Wii U.

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