Pilotwings (universe)

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Pilotwings (universe)
Pilotwings logo.png
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Developer(s) Nintendo
Paradigm Simulation
Monster Games
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Designer(s) Shigeru Miyamoto
Genre(s) Flight Simulation
Console/platform of origin Super Nintendo Entertainment System
First installment Pilotwings (1990)
Latest installment Pilotwings Resort (2011)
Article on Wikipedia Pilotwings (universe)

The Pilotwings universe (パイロットウイングス, Pilotwings) refers to the Super Smash Bros. universe's collection of characters, stages, or other properties that hail from the Pilotwings series of amateur flight simulation games. The first game, Pilotwings, released in 1991 as a launch title for the North American version of the SNES, was noteworthy for being an early example of a game that used the console's Mode 7 graphical technique to enhance realism, in a similar vein to the launch racing game F-Zero. After a Nintendo 64 follow-up, Pilotwings 64, shared the spotlight alongside Super Mario 64 as one of the only two launch titles for the Nintendo 64, the series became dormant for fifteen years, up until the third game, Pilotwings Resort, was similarly released as a launch title for the Nintendo 3DS in 2011.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Sticker[edit]

Name Game Effect Characters
Instructor Pilotwings AttackArm+010TypeIcon(Hand).png Attack +10 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Instructor (Pilotwings).png
Instructor
(Pilotwings)

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Item[edit]

  • Rocket Belt: The Rocket Belt is an equippable item in Smash 4, which gives characters the ability to fly freely when the jump button is held.

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Pilotwings receives more representation in SSB4, with a stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, in addition to an item found in both versions.

Stage[edit]

  • PilotwingsIconSSB4-U.png
    Pilotwings: A stage based on Pilotwings for the SNES and Pilotwings Resort for Nintendo 3DS appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Players will fight atop planes from both games. The red bi-plane from Pilotwings will take off from a 2-D island from the SNES game. From there, after about a minute has passed, it is shown that the red bi-plane will meet up with a yellow plane, modeled after the planes of Pilotwings Resort, and will fly the combatants straight to Wuhu Island. After a minute has passed once again, the cycle will repeat, with the yellow plane bringing the combatants from Wuhu Island to the runway from the original Pilotwings for SNES, and so on.

Item[edit]

  • Rocket Belt: The Rocket Belt is an equippable item in Smash 4, which gives characters the ability to fly freely when the jump button is held.

Music[edit]

  • Light Plane: A remix of a tune from the SNES game, Pilotwings, which played during missions that required the Light Plane. It is used as a track in the Wii U stage Pilotwings.
  • Light Plane (Vocal Mix): Same as Light Plane (above), but has vocals added to it.
  • Light Plane (Original): The original tune from the SNES game, Pilotwings, which played during missions that required the Light Plane.
  • Turbo Jet: A remix of a song from the 3DS game, Pilotwings Resort, which played while using the Turbo Jet.
  • Pedal Glider: A remix of a song from the 3DS game, Pilotwings Resort, which played while using the Pedal Glider.

Trophies[edit]

Light Plane

North America Back in the day when planes had fairly weak engines, two pairs of wings were used to increase the plane's lift. These planes weren't meant for crazy acrobatic tricks, though—they were best suited for learning the basics of flying. Ride these, and leave the complicated stuff for another day!

Europe Back when aircraft engines were relatively weak, planes were often built with wings at the top and bottom for extra lift. That's what this is: a biplane. Leave all the crazy stunts to other planes - this one's for learning the basics. In fact, forget all that complicated stuff about "extra lift" and whatnot, and just enjoy soaring through the air!

SNES: Pilotwings (08/1991)
Hang Glider

North America In the mood to feel less like a pilot and more like a bird? Then forget planes—try hang gliding! Like a bird, you won't have any propellers or engines, so just ride the breeze and take photos from high in the sky. The wind might throw you around a bit, but if you stay calm, you can become one with the wind current.

Europe In the mood to feel less like a pilot and more like a...bird? Then forget planes - try a hang-glider! Like a bird, you won't have any propellers or engines, so just ride the breeze and take photos from a bird's-eye view. The wind might throw you around a bit, but stay calm and try to become one with the current.

SNES: Pilotwings (08/1991)
3DS: Pilotwings Resort (03/2011)
Plane

To get to fly a plane around a tropical resort, normally you'd need to study really hard, take a flying test, fail the test, retake the test, get your license, save up for ages, and then go to a tropical island. In Pilotwings Resort, you get to skip those boring parts and experience speeding, turning, and rolling high in the air right away! Woo!

3DS: Pilotwings Resort (03/2011)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Stage[edit]

Items[edit]

Spirit[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Ability
1,088
Light Plane Spirit.png
Plane
Support
★★
(Advanced)
Strong-Wind Resist

Music[edit]

Original Tracks[edit]

Returning Tracks[edit]

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U"Light Plane (for 3DS / WiiU)": A jazz fusion arrangement of the the theme of Light Plane from Pilotwings. Returns from Smash for Wii U.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U"Light Plane (Vocal Mix) (for 3DS / WiiU)": A jazz fusion arrangement of the the theme of Light Plane that includes vocals, from Pilotwings. Returns from Smash for Wii U.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U"Turbo Jet": A remix of "Opening" and "Turbo Jet" from Pilotwings Resort, including the Light Plane theme from Pilotwings. Returns from Smash for Wii U.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U"Pedal Glider": A remix of the Hang Glider theme from Pilotwings Resort. Returns from Smash for Wii U.

Source Tracks[edit]

  • "Light Plane": The theme that plays in the Light Plane even, sourced from Pilotwings.

Trivia[edit]

  • Pilotwings is the only Mii sub-universe that did not originally feature Miis. In fact, the Pilotwings series predates the existence of Miis by nearly 16 years.
  • The sticker labeled as "Instructor" should be called "Big Al".