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Parents' Guide to

Pilotwings Resort

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Enjoyable flying adventure shows off the graphics of 3DS.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2011
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Pilotwings Resort is good, but you must like flying games. The analog stick -- the first time on a portable Nintendo system --
feels great to control much of the action. For example, you might have
to fly through 10 rings within a specified time. Or shoot at balloons in
the sky, on bridges, and through tunnels. Unlike past Pilotwings games, the game can be played in 3D, without
needing glasses, and you do get a remarkable sense of depth while
soaring the skies. But after playing the game after a short while, it felt like there was
little reason to keep going. Sure, you can unlock more parts of the
island, take on more difficult missions or look for goodies in Free Play
mode, but there was little incentive to do so. Perhaps if Pilotwings
offered a wireless multiplayer mode or an augmented reality
feature (imagine flying planes against a real backdrop, like your
backyard or family room), the game would have more replayability.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: March 27, 2011
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for N/A
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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