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New Smash Bros Wii U screenshot shows Pilotwings stage

This island looks familiar

This new Smash Bros Wii U screenshot appears to give us a glimpse of a new Pilotwings stage.

Sakurai commented on Miiverse: "This island looks familiar." It certainly does - it looks just like the island from the first Pilotwings game on SNES.

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In later games, Pilotwings moved away from this location with the action in Pilotwings Resort taking place above Wuhu Island,.

How do you think a Pilotwings stage could work? Give us your ideas!

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  1. shy guy 64 Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 09:32

    never played pilotwings but im sure i'll enjoy the stage none the less

  2. Lego master Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 09:38

    Looks cool. And i'm guessing there will be a Wuhu island stage on the 3ds version for pilot wings resort.

  3. KaptainKrauser Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 09:39

    Nice fan-pleasing choice, Nintendo.

  4. TheImprobableOne Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 11:15

    I imagine it'll be another floating platform stage, akin to the Sunshine stage from Brawl. I look forward to seeing what Nintendo can do with this.

  5. MarvelFan Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 12:18

    A large zeppelin flying over the island, pausing in different areas that you can interactbwith. I expect Pilotwings characters will fly through the stage ocassionally too.

  6. Violet Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 12:20

    This is amazing, those islands are so iconic to those who've played the game, and it should have excellent music. Perhaps you'll fight on a biplane? Maybe there will be retro cameos from other SNES games, like Starwing. I would like to see Hawk make an appearance, or Mecha Hawk...

  7. MartinIsAwesome Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 12:49

    A crazy idea, and I'm sure it'll never happen quite like this, but what if the fighters were all in mid-air the entire time (so ground attacks become disabled) whilst free-falling towards the island. But once you approach the island you have to make sure you're in a landing taget to stay safe - if you land anywhere else, it's a KO.
    It would be a twist on the usual stage formula to say the least.

  8. carnivine chaos Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 13:06

    A crazy idea, and I'm sure it'll never happen quite like this, but what if the fighters were all in mid-air the entire time (so ground attacks become disabled) whilst free-falling towards the island. But once you approach the island you have to make sure you're in a landing taget to stay safe - if you land anywhere else, it's a KO.
    It would be a twist on the usual stage formula to say the least.


    Yeah, if you're a casual.

    If a fighting game was built around this idea that could be interesting though...

  9. martynm Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 13:39

    FINALLY!

    not that i was expecting a pilotwings stage but so far all we have seen is stages based on recent games from the past 5 years. Good to see some retro stuff get some recognition..

  10. Violet Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 13:40

    Yeah, if you're a casual.

    If a fighting game was built around this idea that could be interesting though...


    Oh cut that out, some of the most interesting stages in Brawl were the ones suited to casual play, not everything has to be "teh hardcorez". I think it'd be a great idea to have a free-falling section a bit like the Great Sea stage in Brawl.

  11. carnivine chaos Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 14:24

    Yeah, if you're a casual.

    If a fighting game was built around this idea that could be interesting though...


    Oh cut that out, some of the most interesting stages in Brawl were the ones suited to casual play, not everything has to be "teh hardcorez". I think it'd be a great idea to have a free-falling section a bit like the Great Sea stage in Brawl.


    Lol, okay scrub, sure...

  12. MatthewONM Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 14:31

    Oh cut that out, some of the most interesting stages in Brawl were the ones suited to casual play, not everything has to be "teh hardcorez". I think it'd be a great idea to have a free-falling section a bit like the Great Sea stage in Brawl.


    Hear, hear. Nothing worse than a hardcore bore. The sillier, the better - that's the whole point of Smash Bros.

  13. carnivine chaos Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 16:52

    Scrubs... Scrubs everywhere...

  14. MartinIsAwesome Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 18:27

    Scrubs... Scrubs everywhere...


    Yeah, because insults are the best way of getting people to see your side of the arguement. _

  15. carnivine chaos Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 19:31

    Not only are you evidently scrubs when it comes to Smash Bros. you're also scrubs to conversations. I said about a free falling stage being fun for casuals and less for competitive players, and violet confirmed this. Violet, however, took what I said in a negative way. If being a casual is so bad why do you take offence? Matt's the same, he evidently prefers being a casual player. Referred to me as a "hardcore bore" though, which is so ironic it hurts. I'm a competitive player, that's what I find fun, I would not find the idea of a free-falling stage to be fun and so said it would be for casuals, yet you're saying hardcore fans are boring? Please... Scrub more.

    How's that, Martinisawesome?

  16. LugiaCake Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 21:26

    Oh please. I very rarely comment on the forums, unless I'm excited or annoyed about something. Guess which this is. People are having this problem with you because you insult them, not because we have a problem with you preferring a more competitive fighting style. In Brawl, while playing with friends I play using only Final Destination. But I know players who play on other, more creative stages who are extremely good at the game, much better than me in fact. Does that make them a "scrub" or a "casual", Carnivine?

  17. MartinIsAwesome Wednesday 7th Aug 2013 at 07:13

    How's that, Martinisawesome?


    Better, but I ask you sincerely to please just drop the whole "casuals" and "scrubs" labels. Whether it's your intention or not, people are taking them as insults which isn't cool, and it's not the first time it has annoyed people. To continue to use them when you've been called out on it doesn't help much either.
    True, your original reply does end up supporting my post, but the precursor to that was the "Yeah, if you're a casual" line, which just comes across as snarky and a bit rude. And again, whether it was your intention or not, I don't know, but I'd like to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you didn't mean it to be taken that way - still, it clearly has.
    It could have all been avoided if you think a bit more before posting. Instead of "Yeah, if you're a casual", a better way of getting your feelings across could have been "It wouldn't be my cup of tea as a competetive player, but..." Same basic statement, but it doesn't come off as rude.

  18. martynm Wednesday 7th Aug 2013 at 10:34

    Better, but I ask you sincerely to please just drop the whole "casuals" and "scrubs" labels. Whether it's your intention or not, people are taking them as insults which isn't cool, and it's not the first time it has annoyed people. To continue to use them when you've been called out on it doesn't help much either.
    True, your original reply does end up supporting my post, but the precursor to that was the "Yeah, if you're a casual" line, which just comes across as snarky and a bit rude. And again, whether it was your intention or not, I don't know, but I'd like to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you didn't mean it to be taken that way - still, it clearly has.
    It could have all been avoided if you think a bit more before posting. Instead of "Yeah, if you're a casual", a better way of getting your feelings across could have been "It wouldn't be my cup of tea as a competetive player, but..." Same basic statement, but it doesn't come off as rude.

    And that's why people respect Martinisawesome. He sees it from both sides and still presents his pesonal views..

  19. carnivine chaos Sunday 11th Aug 2013 at 11:42

    God I love these forums. Haha.

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