Track: Light Plane | Game: Pilotwings | Composer: Soyo Oka.

Ah Pilotwings... AKA the game created to showcase the new Mode 7 graphics of the SNES, and boy did it look great back then! True fact: Pilotwings was the first game I played in the SNES. This song is extracted from one of the first two challenges you can take as a Novice Pilot, in this case the Light Plane Challenge, where you had to land a light propeller plane on the runway. I always crashed it back when I was a kid, and the instructor would get angry at me for not listening to his advice...

There's a newer version of this song that was just released on the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., and it's wonderful <3


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