Nintendo's ace pilots take flight! Time to Switch gears for the Ultimate Battle! Pilotwings for Smash Ultimate!

Which Pilot Wings character(s) would you like to see in Smash?


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smashkirby

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Don't worry Smashkirby, I didn't make a moveset for one of the instructors so you're not misremembering things. I would love to see more non-Smash Nintendo crossover games. I've always wondered about an RPG or a sequel to Captain Rainbow would be a good idea and the Pilotwings cast could return as a nice bonus. :)
Ah, OK. I just didn't want to offend anyone, is all.:)

This said, it would be nice to see what Nintendo can do with non-Smash crossovers. An RPG actually would be an intersting idea and maybe the PW cast could appear via cameos or a character could actually appear in it. I'm also not opposed to the idea of a sequel to Captain Rainbow that the PW characters appear in!

I sure would like to be added to the support list, smashkirby!
And you're officially a 'High-Flying Hero', SonicSmasher1 SonicSmasher1 ! Congrats!

 
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Man, with all of these Super Nintendo/Nintendo 64 leaks going around, I legit hope to see early stuff from Pilotwings and Pilotwings 64! Has there been anything yet?
 

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Man, with all of these Super Nintendo/Nintendo 64 leaks going around, I legit hope to see early stuff from Pilotwings and Pilotwings 64! Has there been anything yet?
How about from pre-Pilotwings when it was called Dragonfly?
 

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How about from pre-Pilotwings when it was called Dragonfly?
I remember looking up Pilotwings stuff and seeing the beta version called Dragonfly. I wonder why Nintendo wanted to make a Mode 7 game based on a Dragonfly before turning it to the Pilotwings we all know and love?
 

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How about from pre-Pilotwings when it was called Dragonfly?
Oh, my gosh! Thank you! Honestly... with all these leaks, I was wondering if Dragonfly was going to be a factor in any of them. Heck, I'm even surprised at how PW was apparently set to have bosses. Maybe that's where the concept of Mecha-Hawk being a boss in PW64 came from?

Really gives me hope that someone's found something regarding PW64! I have been wondering though... where/how did all these leaks come about? Like, I can barely keep up with all of this. Is there like a list of everything leaked so far?

I remember looking up Pilotwings stuff and seeing the beta version called Dragonfly. I wonder why Nintendo wanted to make a Mode 7 game based on a Dragonfly before turning it to the Pilotwings we all know and love?
Yeah, I do wonder where things changed from a 'dragonfly' to piloting flying vehicles...
 
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Here are some more old logos, as well as another early title for the game.
Can I just say how amazing it is that we're still finding stuff from these leaks? That said, I... feel like I've read somewhere else that Flight Club had been close to being the final title of the series...
 

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Flight Club is admittedly a cool name, but Pilotwings has a nicer ring to it imo.

The Dragonfly concept makes me curious, I wish more had survived from that. The game we got in its stead was fantastic, of course, but the idea of playing as a dragonfly in a Mode 7-heavy SNES game sounds at the very least visually interesting.
 

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I prefer the working title Dragonfly over Flight Club. Flight Club felt rather generic to me. But Pilotwings is the best title over them all. :) I do have to wonder what Dragonfly would have been like as a game and if the story and characters would have been different.
 

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Flight Club is admittedly a cool name, but Pilotwings has a nicer ring to it imo.

The Dragonfly concept makes me curious, I wish more had survived from that. The game we got in its stead was fantastic, of course, but the idea of playing as a dragonfly in a Mode 7-heavy SNES game sounds at the very least visually interesting.
I prefer the working title Dragonfly over Flight Club. Flight Club felt rather generic to me. But Pilotwings is the best title over them all. :) I do have to wonder what Dragonfly would have been like as a game and if the story and characters would have been different.
Well, it looks like we're 3 for 3. I also feel like Dragonfly has more of a... 'hook' as a title for a game, as simple as it sounds. That said, I do feel like Nintendo definitely made a good call in coming up with the Pilotwings name.

Don't get me wrong, Flight Club isn't THAT bad (Heck, that's kind of like the PW series' main setting, if anything), but something about that name just feels... lacking, I guess.

Hmm... you know, I'm kind of wondering now... what would the Pilotwings stage in Smash Bros. be like if Nintendo went with the Dragonfly angle...

I can picture a future Pilotwings game having unlockable secret planes like a Boeing 747, the Wright Flyer, a UFO and a wyvern.
You know what's kind of sad? This right here would have pretty much been one of the hooks to Pilotwings for Nintendo GameCube (i.e. unlockable various flying vehicles for use), had things not fallen through with Factor-5.
 

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I was searching for Pilotwings videos and I saw this interesting one on ideas for new Pilotwings games:


Gotta admit my favorite one is the WWII AU with Constance Liberty and Spot the heroic dog. Makes me think that a sapient cat instructor would have been a cool idea as well for it. (Heck, maybe Constance would have been an ancestor of Goose.;)) The first pitch makes me wonder if it would have been a better Wii Sports sky sports spin-off. The Pilotwings Battle Royale one is giving off ARMS vibes to me. I did notice that the guys thought no one dies in Nintendo games when we all know that's not true and that the host didn't like the idea of humanized Star Fox characters making a cameo. Which made me think "Why not use the Pilotwings Instructors or pilots from Pilotwings 64 for cameoes?" But still, all of the pitches were interesting, what do you guys think?
 

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I never played Pilotwings 64, but I just found out that two of its characters, Hawk and Goose, were part of this retro battle card game themed around Nintendo All-Stars:
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Now I don’t know why they included a few 3rd parties like Goemon and Earthworm Jim, but it’s pretty cool seeing how such obscure Nintendo characters like those two were kinda considered all-stars back then. Sad how the tables turn over the years, but I guess if they ever join Ultimate as newcomers, they’d pretty much be forever immortalized, like Ness, Captain Falcon and the Ice Climbers, which is one thing I’ve always loved about the Smash Brothers series.
 

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I never played Pilotwings 64, but I just found out that two of its characters, Hawk and Goose, were part of this retro battle card game themed around Nintendo All-Stars:View attachment 292386View attachment 292387
Now I don’t know why they included a few 3rd parties like Goemon and Earthworm Jim, but it’s pretty cool seeing how such obscure Nintendo characters like those two were kinda considered all-stars back then. Sad how the tables turn over the years, but I guess if they ever join Ultimate as newcomers, they’d pretty much be forever immortalized, like Ness, Captain Falcon and the Ice Climbers, which is one thing I’ve always loved about the Smash Brothers series.
Neat! I remember seeing Hawk and Goose's cards but not realizing that it was a part of a card game. I'd probably would bought it back then just to get their cards.
 
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