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pj89
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I open this post to collect few suggestion on a game unique in his gender and which, in my opinion, has a great potential: STEAMBIRDS.

The first impression about the game was great: finally a VERY strategic game without being a TD one. Controlling the planes was very realistic, they neither can go too slow, neither too fast; the turn radius depends on the speed and so on...

Anyway, after few levels, I found some lacks in the game. Here some:

1) The game contains some aeroplane stats such as speed, weapon, agility and armour. during the game you face different types of planes with different stats, but you pilot always the same one. Why? Why not unlock different planes and choose which one you want to use before each mission?

2) Another similar speech can be done regarding the special weapons (super speed, poison, 180° turn, 360° turn, shield etc.). At the beginning of each mission you find your flotilla with the specials already chosen. Why? Why not choose 'em myself?

Both these two things would bring the game on an even more strategical level: you don't only have to fight the battle, but you also have to prepare your planes to the fight with the best types of weapons and planes.

The third lack is in my opinion a key to solve the other two. The game has a very well made level ranking mode: the stars. But those stars are there just to feed your ego. Why don't give them a reason to live? Why don't use them to unlock planes and specials?

The last suggestion I can give is: why don't add some different objective, other than destroy all the enemies. Maybe reach a point on the map to drop a bomb, destroy a specific plane (a cargo? a bomber?), escort a friendly plane...

I thing that with those ingredient SteamBirds2 would be one of the greatest strategic games on AG.
Do you think the same? Do you have more suggestion?

I hope to see it, sooner or later...

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snipershot325
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Wow isnt that game reallly old now??/anyways the game doesnt really need to be improved...does it?There is bonus levels,isnt there?

CommanderDude7
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I always liked steambirds and I hope that they make another one. The bonus levels were a nice touch to add to the story. Maybe you should post these to the creators profile.

pj89
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i posted a link to this thread... i dunno if the game is old but i've found it now and it's on the featured game atm.

Anyway i found it to need improvements, otherwise i wouldn't open this thread.

The "bonus levels" are just normal levels with more powerful (and imbalanced) weapons.

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I agree on every single suggestion. You should be able to choose colours and different designs of your aeroplanes. You should be able to choose what action you want each plane to take. You should get bonuses for doing better on a level than just passing. I like the objective, part, but I think the area should be more detailed. There should be cliffs and deserts and grassy plains. There should be a base where you drop a bomb on when you press the Spacebar or something.

An achievements article could be made someway in, though.

pj89
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Yes, the personalization idea is great.

Also the achievements one is nice, maybe another way to unlock planes?

WexMajor82
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And you could also put altitude levels, with weapons capable (or not) to shoot between altitudes, and finally COLLISIONS!

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Wow isnt that game reallly old now??/anyways the game doesnt really need to be improved...does it?There is bonus levels,isnt there?


If steambirds would have multiplayer (with saving up, buildings and making air units OR with already positioned troops), it would be the best multiplayer game on armorgames after colony.
pj89
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I tjink you're right Qickdip... i never thought to a multiplayer mode. Maybe instead of SB2, there could be a SBmultiplayer... could be great!

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