posted by dmelendez34 (RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA) Dec 13, 2014
Member since Dec 2014
I tried getting into this game but after doing similar missions it got old kind of fast. The difficulty also made it annoying but in a good way. I got up to the gold level missions rather quickly (maybe 1 hr of game play). I barely touched the Free Flight Mode, and it seemed good, but it wont extend my game play for more than maybe another couple hours. Overall, I am expecting maybe 6 hours of game play before I am at least at 90% complete with this game... that is unacceptable for a $30+ game. I don't see this game having tons of replay-ability.
The controls are great by they way. It is easy to maneuver the plane, hand glider and rocket pack. The improvements are noticeable from the original but I can't say compared to the N64 version.
If you can buy this game for less than $15 then I would say go for it, but I can't recommend this game at full price.
The first Pilotwings on the SNES was great, I'm not sure about the N64 Pilotwings yet seeing as how I've yet to play that one sadly, and this one is quite good as well. Remember the flying games of Wii Sports Resort where you basically flew a plane with the Wii Remote to find landmarks and pop balloons and stuff? This is basically that same thing but with more aircraft. The plane plays just like in Wii Sports Resort but without motion control, but the Rocket Belt and Hang Glider play exactly the same as in the previous Pilotwings which is awesome for both old time Pilotwings fans and newcomers. There are also 3 extra aircraft you can earn by playing missions, but I won't tell you what they are, you have to earn them yourself to find out. The only problem is that when you finish all the missions, find all landmarks, and pop all balloons and find all hidden stuff it's all over, and there's no multiplayer like in Wii Sports Resort, and without Mii's in the background it feels kinda lonely. But other than that it's a good game and I highly recommend it.