Pilotwings (SNES)


Super Nintendo
Nintendo EAD


Game Rating

User Ratings: 493

Our Review: 7/10


Number of Players
Single Player
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 28th Dec 2009 (USA), 800 points
  • 21st Aug 2009 (UK/EU), 800 points
  • 6th Apr 2010 (JPN), 800 points

Wii U eShop

  • 29th May 2013 (JPN), ¥800
  • 4th Jul 2013 (UK/EU), £5.49
  • 4th Jul 2013 (USA), $7.99

3DS eShop

  • 14th Apr 2016 (UK/EU), £7.19

Super Nintendo

  • 21st Dec 1990 (JPN)
  • 13th Aug 1991 (USA)
  • 1992 (UK/EU)

Nintendo Switch Online

  • 6th Sep 2019 (USA)
Pilotwings, Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo Switch Online
Controller Support
Classic, Gamecube

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  • Review Pilotwings - 16-bit Flight Simulation, The Nintendo Way

    Mode 7 is the wind beneath my Pilotwings

    Now that SNES games are available on Nintendo Switch Online, we've decided to revisit each of them in a fresh review. Expect to see updated reviews for all of the titles currently available over the next few weeks. Upon introducing its new Super Famicom console in late 1990 it wasn't just critical for...

  • 20

    New 3DS / SNES

    Review Pilotwings

    Enjoyable flying fun

    Just as Pilotwings Resort was a good demonstration of the glasses-free 3D visuals offered by the 3DS, the original Pilotwings showcased the impressive (for the time) Mode 7 capabilities of the SNES. This first game in the series is now available as a Virtual Console release for New Nintendo 3DS owners, offering a number of fun...

  • 30

    Wii U eShop / SNES

    Review Pilotwings

    Empty skies

    Most readers here will remember the launch titles of the 3DS quite well, and as such they're probably familiar with the existence of Pilotwings Resort. While we certainly enjoyed the title there was a great deal of talk about it essentially feeling like a retail tech demo, more of a proof of concept for the new hardware than a game in...

  • 57

    Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo

    Review Pilotwings

    Soar like an eagle

    Sometimes games deserve second chances. Let us tell you a story... A long time ago in a television studio far, far away, a member of our team took part in an episode of Games World, Hewland's Gamesmaster clone shown on Sky 1 in the UK. Everything was going great until the semi-final, when the skydiving stage from Pilotwings came...

Pilotwings Guides

About The Game

Welcome to Pilotwings Flight Club, where your career can really soar! Produced by the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto, this Super Nintendo classic wowed audiences by putting a fun new spin on flight simulation.

Pilot a range of flying machines as you earn your wings and advance through the ranks. Jump into a biplane and soar through the floating rings, before bringing it in for a pinpoint landing. Perform a precision skydive on to a distant ground target. Soar silently on a hang-glider and catch the thermals. You can even test the experimental Rocketbelt!

If you're very skilled, you can unlock bonus stages for extra challenges; the best graduates will be called on to pilot a helicopter in a daring rescue mission. With Pilotwings, the sky's the limit!