A spin-off of the Earth Defense Force series. It was created and developed by D3 Publisher. Contrary to the main entries in the series, it is a classic shoot’em up. The story of the game takes place a few months after the events presented in Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair. The player controls members of the Pale Team. They are equipped with completely new jetpacks and their task is to eliminate space insects that attacked Earth. In Earth Defense Force 4.1: Wing Diver the Shooter the action is presented with a top-down perspective. The gameplay is focused on combat against hordes of enemies. During the battle the player can use varied weapons and power-ups that increase his combat potential. In addition to regular opponents, the player must face much stronger bosses. The action is also made more interesting thanks to the “Shoot Up Times” – sequences, during which the player stops and fights legions of enemies coming from all directions. The game lacks typical multiplayer mode, but players can compete with each other through online scoreboards.