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Pilotwings 64 (Nintendo 64)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A flying simulator, but not a typical one... Much, much better than typical ones... Zamppa (87) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall MobyScore (25 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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94
Officiel Nintendo Magazine
Pilotwings pourrait être un petit jeu sympa, mais sa finition parfaite en font un hit étonnant.
93
Game Play 64
Bref PilotWings 64 est un jeu de très bonne facture, pour peu que l'on s'y attarde. Achetez-le et vous ne le regretterez point.
90
Nintendo Life
From its lush and detailed landscapes to the near professional level of control, Pilotwings 64 utilises virtually all of the N64’s most prominent features to provide a wholesome and adventurous gameplay experience. The game’s perfect blend of tense, challenge-based gameplay and simple, yet relaxing exploration modes gives it an almost universal appeal, and it’s a shame that more games don’t aspire to offer this rare and well-rounded gaming package. On the surface, Pilotwings 64 may seem as shallow as a paddling pool, but those that delve deeper will actually find a fun and rewarding game that draws them back in time and time again.
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X64
Pilotwings 64 est une publicité idéale pour la Nintendo 64. Aussi superbe que promis. A couper le souffle.
89
GameSpot
Along with Mario 64, this title serves as Nintendo's one-two punch, and makes the Nintendo 64 an incredibly attractive system. The thrill factor for gaming has been upped with this title; in terms of immersive gameplay, this game is on par with what's currently available in most high-end virtual reality centers. The graphics, sound, control, and all around excitement add up to make Pilotwings 64 one hell of a great ride.
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Total! (Germany)
Mit PilotWings 64 bekommt Ihr erstmals eine echte Flugsimulation für eine Videospielkonsole geboten, wie man sie bisher nur von PCs kennt. Es wird Euch ermöglicht, Euch völlig frei in einer realistischen 3D-Welt zu bewegen, wobei die physikalischen Kräfte, die auf ein Fluggerät wirken, perfekt simuliert werden. Der friedliche Inhalt der Missionen mag nicht jeden von Euch ansprechen und mancherorts auf gelangweiltes Unverständnis stoßen, doch Nintendo hat so viele Details in dieses Spiel gepackt, daß wochenlanger Spielspaß garantiert ist.
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IGN
This is by far one of the most impressive 3D games ever seen on a console, and its delivery as a charming, diverse, and enjoyable game is immaculate. It's a classic Nintendo game made up of simple, addictive qualities and garnished with superlative detail and graphic finesse.
80
Just Games Retro
When you can create a sense of discovery in a game like that that still holds up over 15 years later, you definitely did something right. On the other hand, if you’re not the kind of gamer that tends to veer off the beaten path, this game’s going to feel a bit on the short side, which, to be fair, it is, as none of the actual tests or bonus games are terribly long or involved, so you kinda have to create your own replay value here, but, if you’ve read this far, you’re probably already intrigued enough for this not to be a problem. All in all, if you like a little light-hearted flying fun, something to spice up a boring weekend, Pilotwings 64 is a pretty solid choice. There’s enough to keep you entertained without turning into a mammoth time sink, and with a little bit of imagination, it can be whatever kind of experience you want, and it’s hard to ask much more than that from a game.
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Retrogaming History
Stupendo gioco caratterizzato da un impianto giocabile tra il simulativo ed il multievento. Buon seguito del primo Pilotwings per Super Nintendo, riesce nell'intento di riportare su Nintendo 64 uno dei giochi che hanno reso celebre il 16 bit Nintendo, infarcendolo però di qualche novità e di una grafica adeguata ai tempi. Il principale difetto di questo seguito sta nei mezzi da "guidare" e nel loro sistema di controllo. Non fraintendetemi, sono tutti ben realizzati e il volo si padroneggia alla meraviglia, il problema risiede nel fatto che erano meglio quelli contenuti nella storica cartuccia per Super Nintendo. Che dire, un titolo superbo e molto "Nintendo Difference" ma, a parere del sottoscritto, inferiore proprio al prequel
80
Retrogaming.it
Resta comunque uno dei “grandi titoli” per Nintendo 64 e nonostante gli anni passati, conserva ancora la sua originalità, perché pochissimi titoli sono riusciti a conciliare simulazione e divertimento in un modo così perfetto.
70
Nintendojo
If you're willing to ignore those little cosmetic problems, you get a solid game, where the stress is on exploration and enjoyment rather than on fast action and shooting.
63
Retroage
Niestety, nie mogę Pilotwings 64 wystawić wysokiej noty, chociaż wiem, że należałoby jej się gdyż jest jedną z pierwszych na konsole Nintendo 64. Nie kojarzy mi się ona ze słowem „rozrywka i przyjemność” tylko „katorga i nerwy” ponieważ gra jest okrutnie wymagająca. Podziwiam każdego kto wykonał 100% gry, mnie się nie udało. Jak już wielokrotnie wspomniałem dobrze, że w grze mamy co zwiedzać, i ma się wolną rękę gdzie chciałoby się udać. W tej mierze mogę grę polecić, obecnie jednak wątpię czy jakiś szczęśliwy posiadacz się w nią zagrywa. Nie zdziwiłbym się gdyby leżała na półce do zakurzenia się, podtrzymując tezę „Dwa razy do tej samej rzeki się nie wchodzi”. Walcząc z takim tytułem jak Super Mario 64 już na starcie raczej nie miała szans.
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The Video Game Critic
Pilotwings 64 was released when there wasn't much else available for the Nintendo 64 (besides Super Mario 64), and it didn't create much of a stir. I can't vouch for its long-term play value, but this game has its charm.