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  • Summary: As the mysterious and powerful "Guardian of Earth" your steely eye and HYPER-POWERED LASER ARM have kept the citizens of Earth safe for generations (as well as proving a hit with the ladies).

    With all your awesome TALENT and FLAIR, surely it would be IMPOSSIBLE for a devastating
    invasion of Doom Beasts to descend on your cities and cause havoc without your knowledge? (Even if you were MAYBE showboating for a magazine photo-shoot at the time...)

    Now, you must not only defend your cities from the ravenous hordes of Doom Beasts - you must defend yourself against accusations of gross incompetence from the Galactic Council of Justice! And this is all BEFORE you can even start to get to the bottom of just who OR what is really behind the attacks...
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 8, 2011
    85
    Pretty much what you'd expect if PopCap made a shooter. Who's That Flying?! is a quirky, amusing, and hugely replayable shmup at a wonderfully low asking price.
  2. Apr 18, 2011
    82
    A great little gem with good replay value at a ridiculously cheap price.
  3. Feb 7, 2011
    80
    Who's That Flying?! is enjoyable, funny, and cute. The story mode kind of fell flat for me as each city's three levels felt similar and dragged a bit, but that's just a portion of the game.
  4. Feb 18, 2011
    80
    Who's That Flying?! zests up an arcade formula so familiar we practically have it etched across the insides of our eyelids, and it doesn't make you pay through the nose for the privilege.
  5. Mar 23, 2011
    70
    Lots of polish and some truly laugh-out-loud moments. [Issue#107, p.113]
  6. Mar 23, 2011
    65
    The game is really little more than a glorified browser game for which you have to shell out $6.
  7. Mar 29, 2011
    65
    Plenty of gamers are certain to find a lot of enjoyment in the game, but fans of more compelling shoot 'em ups will only be able to squeeze a minimal amount of worthwhile gameplay out of it.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 27, 2011
    8
    so much fun while it lasts. the unlockable modes add quite a bit of challenge to the game but even with everything completed this this still only run you 4-5 hours. Very memorable hours Expand
  2. Aug 9, 2011
    8
    A really great side-scrolling shooter/action game. There are really only two bad things to say about it. 1) It's rather short. 2) The keyboard control scheme is unnecessarily strange and cannot be changed. While it's not a painfully awkward configuration, it is at least awkward enough to make you wonder what their reasoning must have been and make you wish you could change it. The control situation is slightly alleviated by the fact that you can use a 360 controller, if you have that particular setup. But if you don't have a 360 controller setup, you're pretty much SOL in that department. Still, despite these two demerits, it's a great little action game. Expand