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Pilotwings
Game Code: PW Genre: Simulation
US Title: Pilotwings US Publisher: Nintendo
Japan Title: Pilotwings Japan Publisher: Nintendo
Title in Kanji: Title in Kana: パイロットウイングス
European Title: Pilotwings Europe Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo Players: 1
Accessories: none Special Chips: DSP1
Save: Password

Another launch game, Pilotwings was one of the first snes games to implement a special chip, the DSP. The game gave the illusion of a free 3D playing environment. This game tests your flying skills, as you strive for accuracy and speed on various tests.


Cartridge label information

Region Country Serial Code notes Scan
Americas Canada SNS-PW-USA regular release link
Americas USA SNS-PW-USA regular release link
Asia Japan SHVC-PW regular release link
PAL Australia SNSP-PW-AUS regular release link
PAL France and Netherlands SNSP-PW-FAH regular release link
PAL Italy SNSP-PW-ITA regular release link
PAL United Kingdom SNSP-PW-UKV regular release link

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PCB Information

ROM Chip ID Region Known Man. Dates PCB Type CIC SRAM Decoder/ Logic Circuit Special Chips
SHVC-PW-0 (front) Japan 9045 SHVC-1B0N-01 D411 - MB74LS139/ SN74HCU04AP DSP1
SHVC-PW-0 (front) Japan 9046 SHVC-1B0N-01 D411 - MB74LS139/ SN74HCU04AP DSP1
SPAL-PW-0 (front) PAL 9237 SHVC-1B0N-03 D431A - HD74LS139P/ SN74HCU04N DSP1
SPAL-PW-0 (front) (back) PAL 9250 SHVC-1B0N-03 D431A - MB74LS139/ SN74HCU04N DSP1
SPAL-PW-0 (front) PAL 9631 SHVC-1B0N-10 D431B - SN74LS139AN/ 74HCU04N DSP1B
SNS-PW-0 (front) (back) USA 9128 SHVC-1B0N-02 D411 - SN74LS139/ SN74HCU04N DSP1
SNS-PW-0 (front) USA 9132 SHVC-1B0N-02 D411 - HD74LS139P/ SN74HCU04N DSP1
SNS-PW-0 (front) USA 9212 SHVC-1B0N-03 D411 - SN74LS139N/ SN74HCU04N DSP1

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Box information

Region Country Serial Code notes Front scan Back scan
Americas USA SNS-PW-USA regular release link link
Americas USA SNS-PW-USA-1 First revision (recycle symbol flipped) link link

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Screenshots

Screenshots (2)

Published Review Scores

Nintendo Power Publication date:
October 1991
Issue: 29 Page: 87
Graphics and Sound: 3.9/5 Play Control: 3.9/5 Challenge: 3.6/5 Theme and Fun: 3.8/5
Nintendo Power Publication date:
December 1991
Issue: 31 Page: 87
Graphics and Sound: 3.9/5 Play Control: 3.9/5 Challenge: 3.6/5 Theme and Fun: 3.8/5

Bibliography

  • Nintendo Power, NES Journal - Super Famicom Announced in Japan (As "Flight Club"... I'm guessing it is an early name for Pilotwings), Publication date: September-October 1990, Volume: 16, Pages: 86
  • Nintendo Power, Pak Watch - Super Famicom Showcase (preview), Publication date: January 1990, Volume: 20, Pages: 95
  • Nintendo Power, In the works for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (a poster showing games released or in development for the Super Famicom), Publication date: July 1991, Volume: 26, Pages: 50
  • Nintendo Power, Now Playing (short overview of game), Publication date: October 1991, Volume: 29, Pages: 86
  • Nintendo Power, Review, Publication date: October 1991, Volume: 29, Pages: 87
  • Nintendo Power, Classified Information (Bonus Stages; rocketbelt bounce trick), Publication date: November 1991, Volume: 30, Pages: 22
  • Nintendo Power, Counselors' Corner! (How do I reach the rescue mission?), Publication date: December 1991, Volume: 31, Pages: 35
  • Nintendo Power, Super NES Showcase (game overview), Publication date: December 1991, Volume: 31, Pages: 74-76
  • Nintendo Power, "The Password Giveaway" - celebrating the fourth anniversary of Nintendo Power (Passwords), Publication date: July 1992, Volume: 38, Pages: 25
  • Play Action Strategies: Super Nintendo, Hint Guide, Publication date: 1992, Volume: -, Pages: 25-28

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