released on Dec 21, 1990

Are you ready to earn your wings at the most exclusive flight school in the world? Then report immediately to the secret Pilotwings Flight Club, where your training begins! You'll see the ground twist beneath you as you jump from your plane and attempt a precision skydive (don't forget to pull your rip cord!). You'll relive the early days of flying as you bring your biplane in for a pin-point landing. After you master the basics, you'll be called on to test an experimental rocket pack, soar in a hang glider, and pilot an advanced attack helicopter in a hazardous rescure mission. The realism is incredible as the Super NES takes you airborne with multi-dimensional graphics, endless skylines and the freedom to fly wherever you like. Do you have what it takes to earn your wings? Then get going! You're late for your first class!

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I wanted to like this as a kid but I didn't.

It does need some adeguate sensibility on the controls and takes a while to master it. Mode-7 here looks pretty neat.

If I ever hang-glide in my life, I think I'll be irrationally angry at the start.

Weird and specific and kinda not fun but also kinda cool and neat but also a really particular kinda game

Pilotwings is OK. It doesn't really offer much to go back to now, but it is decently fun for an hour or so of killing time.

A technical achievement for the SNES. Very impressive visually but the controls aren't particularly great and the game doesn't handle all that well. I've played a bit of Pilotwings 3D so I know what this series ends up becoming. It's some really solid stuff for the time period but definitely not something you need to go all the way through. I think it's worth booting up on whatever system you like just to stare at the graphics in awe.