Air Sports is one of the 12 games available for play in Wii Sports Resort. There are three different variations of the game, which are Skydiving, Island Flyover, and Dogfight.
Skydiving involves your Mii jumping out of an airplane, above Wuhu Island, and linking up with other skydiving Miis and getting your picture taken to earn points. Once your Mii links up with another Mii, a camera will take your picture. After a set amount of time, all the Miis you've linked with on the fall will form up to 3 rings for your Mii to fall through, setting yourself up for one massive picture. All of the Miis then pull their parachutes out and the score from your fall is tallied. Your points will be based on how many pictures you take and how well you take them. This part of the game is the intro game to Wii Sports Resort. Gwen will take pictures of you when you hold on to 1 to 3 Miis.
You tilt the Wii Remote to control your Mii.
- Try to face the camera when your picture is taken for bonus points.
- If you can link up with 4 different Miis before the picture is taken, then another photographer will come from behind you and take another picture.
- Sometimes birds fly by and there is a stamp for getting a bird in a photo.
- Hold 2 before the game starts, and you'll see something different about it. It won't show your name or skill level, and when you finish Skydiving, you'll return to the Title Screen. This is like how you first started the game to skydive to Wuhu Island.
Island Flyover involves your Mii flying an airplane over Wuhu Island, trying to find iPoints. There are 80 iPoints scattered throughout the island, each containing description of the place where the iPoint was found. A time limit of 5 minutes is set and once the time expires, the iPoints tallied. The iPoints are added cumulatively, so once a player finds an iPoint, it is recorded only once, and the player does not need to collect it again (but they still can collect it).
Tips (in and out of game)
- Follow Miguel's guide plane to find some iPoints. His plane is also an iPoint. If you are having trouble finding him, shoot off a flare, he'll fire one back (his flare is yellow).
- See List of iPoints for the full list of where the iPoints can be found.
- You can also get some cool details in the game after you find enough iPoints.
- Don't worry about crashing, you won't lose anything, though it will be somewhat loud if you do.
- If you fly too far away from Wuhu Island during the island flyover, you will eventually get a message saying 'Fly back to the island'. If you don't the screen will go black and you will be spawned near the ground on a random part of Wuhu Island.
Unlockable Items After Collecting Certain Numbers of iPoints
- When 10 iPoints are collected, balloons will appear.
- When 20 iPoints are collected, the player can fly in the evening. The player will start by the Cabana Lagoon.
- When 30 iPoints are collected, the player can unlock the double-balloon blaster.
- When 40 iPoints are collected, the player can fly at night.
- When 50 iPoints are collected, night lights will turn on.
- When 60 iPoints are collected, the player will unlock a double-seater plane.
- When 70 iPoints are collected, the player's Mii’s face will show up on the Whale Shark.
- When all 80 iPoints are collected, the player will have a vacation home built for them on the Private Island.
Island Hopper (known as Visit Wedge Island in the European version): Visit any iPoint on Wedge Island.
Pop Frenzy (known as Popfest 150 in the European version): Pop at least 150 balloons in one flight.
Follow that Plane: Follow Miguel's Guide Plane for at least three minutes.
Wuhu Tour Guide (known as Wuhupedia in the European version): Visit all 80 iPoints during all three times of the day.
Balloonatic (known as Balloonist Extraordinaire in the European version): Pop all of the white balloons in all three times of the day. This does not include balloons attached to the backs of planes and vehicles, or balloons released by bigger balloons. (Once a white balloon is popped, it will be a different color the next time you play).
There is also a hidden easter egg in Island Flyover, where you have to crash land at the two red and green houses next to the lighthouse. If you turn your volume all the way up you can hear the 8-bit Mario Bros. game over the sound. This doesn't always work, and sometimes it even plays before you crash.
When you fly near the Candle (the lighthouse) your plane receives a morse code message and your Mii will respond to it. The message and response could be one of these three:
- Morse code takes forever.
- It sure does.
- Does anyone out there use Morse code?
- Sorry. Use your radio.
- Why does anyone use Morse code anymore?
- Good question.
Another Easter egg is when you crash near the Hillside Cabins the Super Mario Bros death sound will happen.
Dogfight consists of two Miis shooting their balloon poppers at each other to pop their balloons. Once one of the players pops all of the other players' balloons or when time runs out, then the game is over (The max number of balloons that can be collected is 30).
Occasionally, the game will drop both planes on Wedge Island instead of the mainland.
- To get more balloons, find the iPoint marked on your hub and fly through it. The player will receive 10 balloons each time.
- This is the only sport that doesn’t have any Stamps.
- By pressing 2 before getting to the warning screen of skydiving, you will play the opening skydiving scene instead of a normal session. When finished, you will be sent to the title screen, as you can see some Miis falling on the island with parachutes.
- In Island Flyover, if you hold 2 at the Mii select screen, and release two when the game starts, there will be no iPoints nor balloons.
- When playing Island Flyover at sunset, the player will start at Cabana Lagoon instead of starting between The Queen Peach and Beginner's Wakeboarding Area (which is where the player would start when flying during the day/night).
- There is a rare chance that both players will spawn on Wedge Island in Dogfight.
- If you switch to a one-seater plane in Island Flyover, you can see a random Mii chilling on top of the starting point.
- Once you play as a Mii that has gotten 70 iPoints in Island Flyover in another sport, the Whale Shark will keep having that Mii's face plastered onto it.
- In the sea cavern during night-time in Island Flyover, you can hear some ominous singing.
- If you do a practice dive in Skydiving and dive straight down, the screen will go white just before your Mii hits the ground. It will return to your Mii sitting in the plane, except they will jerk their head up and look surprised as if they just had a nightmare.
- In Skydiving, if you end up catching nobody at all, Gwen will fly down and take the final picture with you.
- Even though Gwen has her favorite color set to Light Blue, she appears with a Black skydiving suit that changes to Light Blue when the player's favorite color is set to be Black.
- The same happens to the other Miis. Hiromasa, a Mii whose favorite color is Brown, might appear in Red, Purple, etc. if your favorite color is set to be the same as his.
- When you unlock the double plane prize in Island Flyover and turn upside-down, that Mii will stick their arms out and shake them.