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Date: Fri, 16 Oct 1998 10:30:06 -0700
From: "World-of-Nintendo.com" 

Pilotwings 64 tips and questions

The Birdman Stars

Holiday Island - Under the natural arch on the beach.
Cresent Island - in a hidden cove on the beach.
Little States Island - in Central Park. 
In New York Arctic Island - Deep inside the cave that is the source 
of the elaborate waterfall.

Jump between the building you start on and the building in front. You 
will notice a doorway on the building in front. Go through this into 
the Nintendo building and out of the other doorway. You are teleported 
to near to the end of the level. You can get 100 every time. It is 
difficult to get in the doorway, so I worked out an easier way. 
Aim against the opposite building so as you bounce into or close to 
the doorway. This makes it easier.

Holiday Island: On holiday Island there is a small arch off the side 
of the island. Almost like a small tunnel. If you fly under it with 
one of the vehicles you'll see a star there. If you touch the star 
you'll be instantly transported to Birdman on Holiday Island . Also 
if you, CAREFULLY, fly into the small cave beneath the castle and fly 
back out you will find that it has become nighttime. 

Everfrost Island: To reach the star here you have to first find the 
small area where there are a lot of small waterfalls. At the top of 
the waterfalls are two caves. Go into the one on the right and 
navigate through there to find the star. Also if you fly to the top 
of the highest peak you'll find an N64 flag. 

Little States: To find the star you must travel to New York City 
(Using the warp mentioned below).
Once there, land in Central Park and the star will be there waiting 
for you. Also if you fly to San Francisco and find the teal 
(greenish-blue)building you can enter it with the rocketbelt. I don't 
remember which side to go in but when you come out of the other end 
(assuming you went in the correct side) you'll be in New York right 
in front of Central Park and the star.

FAQs

Who is the best character to use for each event?
 
Hang Glider: Goose
Birdman: Lark
Rocket Belt: Ibis
Cannonball: Robin
Gyrocopter: Hawk
Sky Diving: Goose
Jumble Hopper: Kiwi

Sometimes there are "balls" in the air. What are they for?

These are actually rings that haven't appeared yet. You must go 
through certain rings in order for them to open up, then you can go 
through them.

How many endings are there?

There are three endings. They are all the same, except each takes 
place during a different time during the day: 

Morning   If you complete all of the regular Missions. 
Noon      If you complete all of the regular Missions plus all of the 
          Extra Games with Gold Medals.
Night     The last ending is if you complete all of the regular Missions 
          and Extra Games with perfect scores

Other stuff, like tips.

There is a gas station in the Little States that will give you 
unlimited fuel for free! It's located at a road junction in the 
southeast, between the space shuttle launch pad in Florida and the 
Mississippe River. just land in the parking lot, between thesign and 
the building, and cross or touch the center line. Your fuel tank will 
get filled up automatically. If you're flying the gyrocopter, just be 
sure not to come to a complete stop, of the stage will end. 

The following settings for the cannon will land you in the 
bullseye on the first try, but you'll need to adjust the shots 
a bit for optimal results. Apparently you can't get a perfect 
score if you don't fiddle with the settings first. 

Round One

Cannon 1 
Vertical: 1-2 degrees 
Horizontal: W 50 degrees N 
Power: Full 

Cannon 2 
Vertical: 12 degrees 
Horizontal: S 70 degrees W 
Power: Full 

Cannon 3 
Vertical: 18 degrees 
Horizontal: W 30 degrees N 
Power: Full 

Cannon 4 
Vertical: 4 degrees 
Horizontal: S 87 degrees W 
Power: Full 

Round Two 

Cannon 1 
Vertical: 10 degrees 
Horizontal: S 65 degrees W 
Power: Full 

Cannon 2 
Vertical: 5 degrees 
Horizontal: S 12 degrees W 
Power: 1/2 (a little less) 

Cannon 3 
Vertical: 29 degrees 
Horizontal: W 28 degrees N
Power: Full 

Cannon 4 
Vertical: 18 degrees 
Horizontal: E 49 degrees S 
Power: 3/4 

Round Three 

Cannon 1
Vertical: 13 degrees 
Horizontal: E 23 degrees S 
Power: Full 

Cannon 2 
Vertical: 7 degrees 
Horizontal: S 85 degrees W 
Power: 1/4

Cannon 3
Vertical: 52 degrees
Horizontal: S 41 degrees W
Power: Full

Cannon 4 
Vertical: 45 degrees
Horizontal: E 54 degrees S
Power: Full (a little less)

In the beginner course, you'll find a cave in front of a chapel 
on top of the hill. There should be water coming out of cave, 
and a sewer grate deep inside. Fly up to the sewer grate and 
the game will pause a little and make a weird sound. The cave 
should be darker, when you leave the cave you'll see that it is 
night time!

One thing about the cannon ball is that sometimes there's
wind. This will affects your aim some. But Goose is
different, he doesn't get affected by the wind much at
all. So if you've got to a part where it's blowing really
hard, use Goose.

With the rocketbelt, go to Holiday Island, and stand right on top of the 
ferris wheel. Shuffle through your views till you get to the one where 
it shows the front of your character's body. It kind of looks like you are 
melting right through the cars! 

In Crescent Island, take your gyrocopter and fly to the cave with the 
Birdman Star. Directly back away from the cave. N0W, when you are very 
far away from the cave, turn around and head into the cave. If you crash 
into a corner of the wall in the cave, you might find either a hidden black 
zone and/or a hidden body of water INSIDE THE MOUNTAIN!!

If you're in Little States on Rocket Belt or Gyrocopter, stop somewhere 
around Atlanta if you're low on fuel. Park by the middle gas pump for a 
refill. There is also a teleport in little. Find the skyscraper facing the 
airport runway in "little San Francisco. Use the Rocket Belt to hover 
and find the open entrance. Zoom in past the N64 logo, turn left and fly 
out the other side. Re-enter and when you exit you will be in the middle 
of Manhatta.

With the Gyrocopter, on the bigger class, fly into the cave under 
the castle (where the water is) fly all the way in, the game will 
stop and you will crash. But when you do the replay it will be night!

You can get up to 500 kpm in your gyrocopter if you do this. Get 
up to 200 and full power. Now skim the ground. You'll lose 5 
points and you'll bounce back up and when you come up you'll 
have 500 kpm on your meter.

This trick, which is just for fun, will probably seem familiar to 
old-time SNES Pilotwings fans.  Select any island and any craft.  
(even though it is easier to do in the little states with the gyrocopter).  
Pick a mission that starts you out next to the water.  Turn toward
the sea and take a quick look at your radar.  Now it's easy... just take 
off in that direction, using the radar or something in the background 
to make sure you don't change directions.  Eventually, you'll come to 
an exact copy of island you flew from!  In some cases, you can see 
both the new island and the old at the same time.  Can find the difference 
between the two islands?

In Little States their is a few airplanes flying from San Fransicio 
to Mt. Rushmore and back to San Fransico. If you can catch up 
to it you can hit it with a missile (only with the Gyrocopter)
it isn't really a code but it's fun!

At Everfrost-Island,  Lark (with rocket-belt) can use
the chairlift! In the station at the bottom of the mountain,
he must stand between the two thick columns (at left side),
with view to the sea, then the chairlift put him on automatic.
When Lark doesn't see downhill he will fall down.

And at slopes Lark and others can go under a conifer
and fly inside the tree to the top.

You can drive in the Gyrocopter!  In Little States, take of and land 
on a road.  If you keep you speed between 20 and 45 km/h, you can drive!

In "Little States" there is a airplane hanger just north of the 
Seattle Space Needle that has a yellow and black stripped square in 
front of it. Using Rocketbelt, land on the square and face the hanger. 
You will see a small gap between the doors of the hanger. Fly into 
this hanger and land. When you exit the hanger you will be in Florida 
by the Shuttle. Enter this hanger and exit again and you will find 
yourself back in Seattle. One secret when entering the hanger: you 
must fly through the top half of the gap. If you fly through the 
lower portion, you will not be transported. 

Another fun but pointless thing you can do is select Gyrocopter 
in beginner class, lift off and fly around the castle. Now go over 
the lake in the middle of the island, slow down, and try to fly under 
the tiny bridges. Also, you can fly the Gyrocopter into the tunnel. 
If you replay, it will be dark when you crash. One other thing to do 
if you are bored is try to land on the boats with rocket belt or birdman.

This trick is funny! With the rocket belt, first land on the 
Ferris wheel or a lamp post, then go high enough to crash 
when you hit the ground. Then let your self drop. You will 
crash into the lamp post/Ferris wheel, and then it shows you 
with your head stuck in one of those objects. I can't explain it, 
but you would see that it's funny.

In the Cannon Mode, aim at the Mario face on Mt. Rushmore. If you 
hite him in the face, you'll get a surprise. When the camera pans 
out, you'll notice that Mario's image in Mt. Rushmore has been 
replaced ny Warior. You can get the same results by shooting Mario's 
nose in the gyrocopter.

With the Jet Pack, head to New York and look for the park with the 
Secret Star. Just to the west is a green building with a ground level 
entrance. Fly out the opposite door and you'll end up in San 
Francisco. You can also fly back to New York.

Warp from Miami to Seattle, then look for the open airplane hanger in 
Florida. Fly straight inside, then turn around and fly right back 
out. You will end up in Seattle. You can also fly back to Miami. 

In the Skydiving Mode, after completing the dive formation, aim for 
the center of the target, continuing to adjust as you drop closer. 
Use the A button to slow down a little. Wait until almost the last 
minute before hitting the chute with the B button. The perfect 
altitude is just six meters so you'll have time to chute carefully. 
Your accuracy score should be perfect and your impact should be good 
for a high score. 

In Mission 3, jump between the building you start on and the building 
in front. You will notice a doorway on the building in front. Go 
through this into the Nintendo building and out of the other doorway. 
You are teleported to near to the end of the level. You can get 100 
every time. It is difficult to get in the doorway, so I worked out an 
easier way. Aim against the opposite building so as you bounce into or 
close to the doorway. This makes it easier. 

There is a gas station in the Little States that will give you 
unlimited fuel for free! It's located at a road junction in the 
southeast, between the space shuttle launch pad in Florida and the 
Mississippe River. just land in the parking lot, between thesign and 
the building, and cross or touch the center line. Your fuel tank will 
get filled up automatically. If you're flying the gyrocopter, just be 
sure not to come to a complete stop, of the stage will end.

Holiday Island: On holiday Island there is a small arch off the side 
of the island. Almost like a small tunnel. If you fly under it with 
one of the vehicles you'll see a star there. If you touch the star 
you'll be instantly transported to Birdman on Holiday Island . Also 
if you, CAREFULLY, fly into the small cave beneath the castle and fly 
back out you will find that it has become nighttime. 

Everfrost Island: To reach the star here you have to first find the 
small area where there are a lot of small waterfalls. At the top of 
the waterfalls are two caves. Go into the one on the right and 
navigate through there to find the star. Also if you fly to the top 
of the highest peak you'll find an N64 flag. 

Little States: To find the star you must travel to New York City 
(Using the warp mentioned below).
Once there, land in Central Park and the star will be there waiting 
for you. Also if you fly to San Francisco and find the teal 
(greenish-blue)building you can enter it with the rocketbelt. I don't 
remember which side to go in but when you come out of the other end 
(assuming you went in the correct side) you'll be in New York right 
in front of Central Park and the star.


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