Today's weird discovery:— foone (@Foone) May 10, 2019
Pilotwings (1991) has a set of demos that play if you don't press any keys, and one of them acts differently depending on when your cartridge was made, basically.
Does the plane crash or not? pic.twitter.com/RN4lCBEjso
Because on some cartridges, it does not. It comes in for a nice landing. pic.twitter.com/tkTWyQ4IXg— foone (@Foone) May 10, 2019
Did you know that depending on when your Pilotwings SNES cartridge was made, your demo gameplay will have a different result? Believe it or not, a cartridge revision that adds in a new chip to help with calculations changes how a demo flight turns out. Earlier versions of the cartridge have the above plane landing safely, while the cartridge with the new chip calculates that the plane would crash given the circumstances. Pretty neat little find!