Wing Island

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Wing Island
Wing Island.jpg
North American boxart for the Wii
Developer(s) CAProduction
Publisher(s)
Platform(s) Wii
Release
  • JP: December 2, 2006
  • NA: March 23, 2007
  • AU: March 29, 2007
  • EU: April 13, 2007
Genre(s) Flight simulator
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Wing Island (ウィングアイランド?) is a flight simulator video game for the Wii. The game was developed by CAProduction and published in Japan and North America by Hudson Soft. It was published in Europe and Australia by Nintendo.

Gameplay[edit]

It is played using the gesture system in the Wii Remote. The player tilts the remote horizontally to turn, vertically to go up or down, and flick the Wii controller two times to the side to do a barrel-roll. If the player hits the ground, they will be stunned temporarily rather than exploding as is common in most flying games.

In addition to flying a single plane, players are also able to fly a squadron of planes, which are controlled simultaneously, in many formations.

Challenges include balloon popping, fire fighting, and cargo delivery.[1] The game also includes multi player mini game elements.

Development[edit]

According to Hudson Soft, development on Wing Island was inspired by Nintendo's flight simulator Pilotwings, as the two share some distinct similarities.[2]

Reception[edit]

Wing Island
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com D-[3]
Famitsu 22/40[4]
GameSpy 2/5[5]
GameTrailers 5/10[6]
IGN 5/10[7]

The game has received very poor reviews, with most on-line and magazine based reviewers giving the game under half marks. The game sold only 800 copies on December 2, 2006, the day of the Wii launch in Japan.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wing Island - Wii Games Blog
  2. ^ Levin, Phillip (March 6, 2007). "Wing Island Interview". Kombo. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  3. ^ 1UP review
  4. ^ IGN staff (November 21, 2006). "Famitsu Rates Wii". IGN. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  5. ^ Gamespy
  6. ^ Game Trailers
  7. ^ IGN.com
  8. ^ Gantayat, Anoop (December 4, 2006). "Wii Sports Number One in Japan". IGN. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 

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