YMMV / Steambirds

  • Awesome Music: The music for the game is general is surprisingly epic, with a very patriotic, old-timey feel to it, but the mission select music for the iTouch version takes the cake.
  • Crazy Awesome: The test pilot of the Looper prototype aircraft, who, while under player-control, will execute full 360 spins to offset his aircraft's poor attack angle. He destroys three whole squadrons of German aircraft solo.
  • Funny Moments: The mission "Death to the Clown," the final mission involving the Looper prototype aircraft, involves the German air force being so embarrassed by their defeats at the hands of the prototype enemy aircraft that they send a massive squadron to destroy it while it's alone. The Looper destroys this squadron too in the same ridiculous, acrobatic fashion.
    • Also, this story memo from Survival: "Most of Clydebank has been evacuated. The town drunk wouldn't leave."
    • Another memo: "We've saved Parliament. Hooray?"
  • Heartwarming Moments: During Survival, you are informed during one of the randomized memos that comes with each wave that the London orphanages has been evacuated, and that the children will never forget your sacrifice. Another talks about how the city of Liverpool has been evacuated and that it will build a statue of you when they retake the area after the war.
  • Moment of Awesome: The first (and to a lesser extent, any) fight against a Behemoth airship certainly qualifies, especially on your first few runs when you have no idea how to fight the thing. Also, in the iTouch/iPad version, any battle involving the Looper flying wing aircraft.
  • Tear Jerker: Survival plays up the hopelessness of the war, from a morale standpoint, to the point of being depressing. Several of the story messages express a sense of utter aimlessness, as if they have no idea what to do after the immediate present and are prepared to give up. Another dimension is added when they reveal Parisian refugees are in the city, and that they are now yet again being forced to run for their lives from the German war machine.