Whos That Flying?! is an arcade shooter released by Beeline Interactive Inc.
The game puts you in control of the mysterious “Guardian of Earth”, known as “Earth” for short, who has to defeat the Earth from the invasion of the Doom Beasts.
The story mode of the game has five stages each split into three levels each, making a total of fifteen levels in all, at the end of each stage you have a boss battle with one of the doom beasts.
There is also a Challenge Mode (with 24 stages) and an infinite mode (with 4 stages), but these can only be played as the Story mode is completed.
The basics of the game, is that you fly “Earth” around the screen, R-Type style, and shoot the doom beasts as they fly in waves across the screen. As you kill more beasts your super powers will increase, and then you can continue to grow it to get a better power, or fire it off. Once the power is used you need to build it back up again, leaving you powered down. “Earth” himself has no health, in each stage the city you are protecting has health 50/50, and as each small doom beasts get past you (off the left hand side of the screen) the city loses health.
The game is controlled by either touching the area of the screen you with “Earth” to fly to, or you can select a virtual joystick if you prefer. The hero automatically fires his eye beams, but you have to tap the power button at the bottom of the screen if you want to use your super power ups.
The graphics and sound are very game. “Earth” and the others of the Galatic Council have a nice Anime style, similar to Ultraman. The Doom Beasts are nicely designed, but a little dull (blacks and browns)
On the upside:
- Fast paced shooter
- Get boss battles
On the downside:
- Repetitive gameplay
- Lack of powers at time, when the super power is used, then you only have basic shots for some time.
- Longevity, the game can be finished pretty fully in two or three hours.
Overall, I enjoyed this game, but found it a bit lacking as a shooter, the game is just too repetitive which very little new added each level. I would have liked to see more power ups available or something that added a bit more life to the shooting. The citys that you protect add little more than a different background scrolling past.
Size: 112 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.59