March 4, 2010 5:06 AM | Tim W.
Steambirds is a turn-based aerial dogfight game that is viewed from a top-down perspective, where players are given command of a squadron of planes with their own unique abilities to deploy. Anyone familiar with strategy games like the Advance Wars series would feel right at home here, with the only differences being that combat takes place in the skies and rigid tile-based movement has been done away with.
A tutorial is provided to teach you the basics of issuing orders to your planes, and as the years advance newer weapons and harder enemies will be introduced at a steady pace to vary the proceedings a little bit. There are also bonus levels to attempt for anyone who has completed the main campaign mode, although only one mission is actually playable at the moment with more content to come in the coming weeks.