Pilotwings Resort - DS

Game Description: Pilotwings returns after a 14 years, and in 3D thanks to the Nintendo 3DS. Explore the tropical island of Wuhu, the setting of Wii Sports Resort and Wii Fit Plus, by plane, glider, jet pack and more in this high flying adventure.
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E3 2010: PilotWings Resort Preview

E3 2010: PilotWings Resort Preview

By Patrick Klepek - Posted Jun 16, 2010

Pilotwings Resort

What We Already Know:

A Pilotwings sequel has been a long time coming, rumored a number of times but never coming to fruition. Nintendo has many dormant franchises, but the company’s embracing of motion control made a Wii-enhanced Pilotwings seem a near certainty. Well, that’s not happening. We’re actually getting something a little more interesting: Pilotwings Resort for Nintendo 3DS.

 What We’re Seeing Now:

Pilotwings Resort was one of the few interactive demonstrations of 3DS here at E3 2010. There were two playable sections, each taking a cue from previous Pilotwings games, each taking under just a minute to complete. The first had me maneuvering a plane through a series of rings. No big deal.

The other demo was a little tougher, tasking me with popping balloons using a tiny man equipped with a rocket pack. By alternating between moving up and forward, I made my way towards the balloons. Pop. Pop. Pop. Pop. Again, simple – but it was simple for a reason, as it was clear Nintendo wanted users to experience the 3D capabilities in a variety of forms very quickly here at E3 2010.

Of the many demos I tried, Pilotwings Resort was perhaps the most effective use of 3DS’s extra visual cues, with the colorful Wii Sports Resort-influenced world really popping in front of my eyes. It did cause them to tear up a tiny bit, but the sensation passed after a few moments, and more importantly, there was no eye strain.

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  • FlashCutter

    I thought PilotWings was just going to fade into obscurity. It's nice to see Nintendo finally give the series a sequel.

    Posted: June 17, 2010 4:15 PM
  • Bomblord

    most important thing there last sentence NO eye strain

    Posted: June 16, 2010 4:58 PM
  • DarkAilX94


    Posted: June 16, 2010 2:15 PM
  • TheJaredWarren

    At last. At long, long last.

    Posted: June 16, 2010 1:42 PM