Hands On Pilotwings Resort

Pilotwings Resort was one of the playable Nintendo 3DS games in the show and it has more than planes. The jet pack from Pilotwings 64 is back! Don’t mistake Pilotwings Resort for a port — this isn’t one, although it feels based on the Nintendo 64 title.

Recommended Videos

 

Pilotwings Resort takes place on Wuhu Island, the same locale where Wii Sports Resort takes place. The E3 build had two parts. I went with the plane demo first. In this level, I took control of a plane that appeared to hover over the screen. You control the plane with the slide pad and fly through wings to earn points. The demo ended when I touched the final ring.

 

The jet pack demo was more interesting, thanks to a neat scaling effect. Like the plane demo, the rocketman popped out of the screen. The goal of this game was to pop balloons, which meant crashing into them.

 

 3DS_Pilotwings_02ss02_E3

 

Pressing the A button fired the engines and the slide pad controlled the angle of the jets. Diving into a balloon meant tilting the jets forward so the exhaust flames pointed towards the player. When the rocketeer soared into a balloon, he would appear to get smaller and further away. Add in the whimsical 3D effect created by the Nintendo 3DS’ hardware and Pilotwings Resort is a sight to see.

 

Like Star Fox 64 3D, Pilotwings Resort isn’t another tech demo. Nintendo plans to release Pilotwings Resort as a Nintendo 3DS game in the future.


Siliconera is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article All Uniqlo Games Shirts Crossovers
A collage of four shirts: Megaman, Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Pikachu, and a man from Final Fantasy.
Read Article The Best Way to Play Animal Crossing
animal crossing build a bear
Read Article Nintendo 2DS and New 3DS Repairs Will Cease Soon in Japan
Nintendo 2DS and New 3DS repairs to cease in Japan
Read Article Reminder: Online Services For 3DS and Wii U Will End in April 2024
nintendo 3ds wii u online
Read Article Nintendo Offers Free Repairs to Users Affected by the Noto Earthquake
Nintendo offers free repairs to Switch 3DS and Wii U affected by Noto Peninsula earthquake
Related Content
Read Article All Uniqlo Games Shirts Crossovers
A collage of four shirts: Megaman, Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Pikachu, and a man from Final Fantasy.
Read Article The Best Way to Play Animal Crossing
animal crossing build a bear
Read Article Nintendo 2DS and New 3DS Repairs Will Cease Soon in Japan
Nintendo 2DS and New 3DS repairs to cease in Japan
Read Article Reminder: Online Services For 3DS and Wii U Will End in April 2024
nintendo 3ds wii u online
Read Article Nintendo Offers Free Repairs to Users Affected by the Noto Earthquake
Nintendo offers free repairs to Switch 3DS and Wii U affected by Noto Peninsula earthquake
Author
Siliconera Staff
Sometimes we'll publish a story as a group. You'll find collaborative stories and some housekeeping announcements under this mysterious Siliconera Staff Writer account.