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Pilotwings (universe)

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Pilotwings (universe)
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PilotwingsSymbol.svg
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. In fact, both games were launch titles for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. 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]

Pilotwings receives very minimal representation in Brawl, being limited to a single sticker.

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. 4[edit]

Pilotwings receives a much larger representation in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, with a stage, soundtracks and trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, in addition to an item in both versions.

Stage (for Wii U only)[edit]

  • PilotwingsIconSSB4-U.png
    Pilotwings (Starter): 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, which gives characters the ability to fly freely when the jump button is held.

Music[edit]

Original Tracks[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.
  • 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.

Source Track[edit]

  • Light Plane: The original tune from the SNES game, Pilotwings, which played during missions that required the Light Plane.

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)

Masterpiece[edit]

Main article: Masterpieces

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Pilotwings series returned in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with a new music arrangement and a spirit related to the series.

Stage[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Rocket Belt: The Rocket Belt from Super Smash Bros. 4 returns as an equippable item. It gives characters the ability to fly freely when the jump button is held.

Music[edit]

Original Tracks[edit]

Returning Tracks[edit]

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii ULight Plane (for 3DS / Wii U): A jazz fusion arrangement of the the theme of Light Plane from Pilotwings. Returns from Smash for Wii U.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii ULight Plane (Vocal Mix) (for 3DS / Wii U): 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 UTurbo 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 UPedal Glider: A remix of the Hang Glider theme from Pilotwings Resort. Returns from Smash for Wii U.

Source Track[edit]

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

Spirit[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability
1,088
SSBU spirit Plane.png
Plane
Support
★★ 1 Strong-Wind Resist

Games with elements appearing in the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Pilotwings[edit]

  • Stage:
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii UPilotwings features the Light Plane and the third level of this game.
  • Item:
  • Trophies
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U The Light Plane and Hang Glider appear as trophies.
  • Sticker:
    • Super Smash Bros. BrawlThe Instructor appears as a sticker.
  • Music:
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U"Light Plane (for 3DS / WiiU)": A jazz fusion arrangement of the the theme of Light Plane from Pilotwings.
    • 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.
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U"Light Plane": The theme that plays in the Light Plane event, sourced from Pilotwings. Titled Light Plane (Original) in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate"Light Plane": A jazzy arrangement of the theme of Light Plane from Pilotwings.

Pilotwings Resort[edit]

  • Stage:
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii UPilotwings features the Plane and Wuhu Island from this game.
  • Trophy:
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii UThe Plane appears as a trophy.
  • Spirit
    • Super Smash Bros. UltimatePlane appears as a spirit.
  • Music
    • 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.
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U"Pedal Glider": A remix of the Hang Glider theme from Pilotwings Resort.