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Sky Shark (Commodore 64)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Sky Shark is a top-down shooter similar to Raiden. You start off with four lives and three bombs. With that (you can get more lives at certain point intervals, and more bombs can be found), you, the "Sky Shark" of your squadron, blast through five levels of enemy-infested battlefields with as many as six gun upgrades (Aside from the bombs and the gun upgrade, there are no other weapons to be found at all). Includes three difficulty levels and two-player support.


Sky Shark Commodore 64 Being shot at by tanks
Sky Shark Commodore 64 Bomb pickup
Sky Shark Commodore 64 High score screen
Sky Shark Commodore 64 Taking off from the hangar

Alternate Titles

  • "Hishou Zame" -- Japanese title
  • "Flying Shark" -- European title
  • "Flyingshark" -- Alternate European title spelling

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The Press Says

Datormagazin Feb, 1988 3.7 out of 5 74
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1988 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Mar, 1988 735 out of 1000 74
Happy Computer Jan, 1988 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Feb, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Commodore User Jan, 1988 7 out of 10 70


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Surprisingly enough, this game supports VGA mode, although the EGA/VGA screenshot bears a far greater resemblance to EGA graphics than VGA.

Also, even though the game supports two players, this feature is essentially wasted because two players cannot play simultaneously, seriously reducing the fun that can be had in the two-player mode.
Carl-Henrik (660) added Sky Shark (Commodore 64) on Jun 27, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Riemann80 (18305), FatherJack (19304), Carl-Henrik (660), Martin Smith (63197), Terok Nor (17854), Servo (55896) and tritium4ever (32)