Sky Shark (Commodore 64)

Genre
Perspective
Theme
67
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.3
User Score
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Sky Shark Commodore 64 High score screen
Sky Shark Commodore 64 Taking off from the hangar
Sky Shark Commodore 64 Title screen (European version)
Sky Shark Commodore 64 Bomb pickup

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1988 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Mar, 1988 735 out of 1000 74
Datormagazin Feb, 1988 3.7 out of 5 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
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1988 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1988 5.4 out of 12 45

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Trivia

DOS graphic modes

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

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

Carl-Henrik (640) added Sky Shark (Commodore 64) on Jun 27, 2004
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