Customer Review

40 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best introduction to the Nintendo 3DS!, March 27, 2011
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Pilotwings Resort - Nintendo 3DS (Video Game)
Pilotwings Resort was an ingenious idea by Nintendo. They updated one of their more underrated franchises and combined it with the amusing Mii aesthetic of Wii Sports Resort. And in true Pilotwings tradition, it also launches the Nintendo 3DS hardware. Like Wii Sports Resort, the game takes place in the fictional WuHu Island, reproduced exactly like it was on Sports. You take control of a number of different aerial vehicles, from biplanes to rocket packs to jets, and then take them for a spin around the island, collecting balloons and flying through rings. It sounds rather banal, but it actually gets really challenging. Each mission is laid out like an obstacle course of sorts, and you must navigate through it within a certain time limit while being sure to get as many collectibles as you can. Completing each mission gives you stars, and you need a certain number of stars to unlock later levels. Gameplay-wise, the controls are very tight and responsive. The graphics are on par with Wii Sports Resort, and the sound is crystal clear. The music needed a little more work...the background songs are really Muzak-inspired!

Of course, the star feature in this game is the 3D effect. Simply put, it is phenomenal. Even compared to other 3DS titles, this game's 3D is deep and incredibly functional. It's not just a gimmick...playing the game in 3D vs. 2D will give players a clear advantage, as you can accurately gauge the depth and distance for targets and landing. As with any 3D game, playing for too long may cause eye strain and even a little dizziness, so take breaks (or periodically switch to 2D). But seriously, this is the game to show off the power of your new 3DS!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments

Tracked by 1 customer

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-7 of 7 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Mar 27, 2011 5:15:24 PM PDT
Nice review man, still debating on whether or not to get it but I think I will now! :)

Posted on Mar 28, 2011 6:37:11 AM PDT
ringobob says:
Pilotwings was a surprising favorite of my back on the SNES. As you say, it sounds pretty bland, but it wound up being a whole lot of fun.

This is a series tailer made for 3D, too. It's just too bad that too many people will stop at their first impression and not give it a shot.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2011 10:46:23 AM PDT
dalbys says:
I completely agree. I remember playing Pilotwings back when I was 7. I clearly remember the opening theme song as well. I am legitimately buying a 3DS at this point in time for Pilotwings. I played it as Best Buy and it brought back the nostalgia of being a kid again. I HIGHLY recommend this game to everyone who owns a 3DS

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 1:35:47 PM PDT
Great review! I dont own a 3ds yet but i am really thinking about hitting that add to cart button.

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 7:04:20 PM PDT
Aku says:
People wanting to check this out may want to realize the notion of multiplayer most people would associate with the Sports/Resort titles is nonexistent here, as there's no competitive play, online scoreboards or even internet friend's list scores. I'm not knocking the game by any means, it was my first choice for the 3DS, but I see how someone could look at the box art and think a bunch of friends could get together and play.

Also, chalk me up as one of those with no issues of eye strain no matter the time spent playing. After less than an hour of struggling to play the game while holding the view perfectly, you get the muscle memory to keep the game in focus.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2011 6:41:08 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 30, 2011 6:41:34 AM PDT
Aku,

Thats an interesting point on holding the view perfectly. I was surprised at how sensitive the 3DS is to losing the 3D view with even the slightest movement of your head. This becomes less of an issue after time?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2011 4:23:42 PM PDT
Aku says:
Once you find that sweet spot between the slider depth and your viewpoint, you will eventually get used to keeping it in place. Then you can actually focus on the game more than keeping the screen in just the right spot. But you're gonna need a peaceful, nonmoving environment to keep the effect consistent. No way in hell you'll be using 3D on a bus, for example.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

4.1 out of 5 stars (119 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (49)
4 star:
 (40)
3 star:
 (21)
2 star:
 (5)
1 star:
 (4)
 
 
 
$39.99 $16.99
Add to cart Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Houston, Texas United States

Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,885