Review by Yamcha

"Flying has never been so FUN!"

In Pilotwings 64, you control one of six pilots who has dreams of flying into the wild blue yonder...

Gameplay: 10/10
The game is very easy to get into. The controls are simple, making it easy to learn the basics. There are even in-game tutorials to help you out! There are also many objectives to fulfill on your quest to become an ace pilot.
Taking pictures, flying through rings, and destroying giant robots are just a few of these objectives. You can also just cruise around for fun, and enjoy the sites. There's even Mario's face on Mt. Rushmore.

Story: 4/10
Many young pilots fly the wild blue yonder with dreams of receiving their pilot's licences and aviator's badges. To fulfill your dream, you must operate three vehicles successfully and complete the flight tests for each class.
You get the idea, right?

Audio: 9/10
You hear the Gyrocopter soaring through the air, waterfalls splashing, and cars honking in the city. The sound effects in this game are great. The music is kinda catchy too.
It is either serious, weird, or just plain cool. Overall, the music fits the theme of each level, and the sound effects are neat.

Visual: 10/10
The graphics are REALLY, REALLY COOL! Flying through dark caves, skimming the water's edge, and shooting missles are just a few of the examples of how cool this game's visual effects are.
You have to play it for yourself to see how great it is.

Replay: 10/10
When you think you're done, you're not. There are many hidden features to unlock, but you must get good points on your objectives to get them. You can also play through again to improve on your high scores. There are even a few hidden gas stations around...

Buy or Rent:
Buy it!!!
You will have hours of fun playing this game. What are you waiting for? Buy it!

Reviewer's Rating:   5.0 - Flawless

Originally Posted: 08/26/00, Updated 07/20/02

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