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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 Amstrad CPC Great, more battleships!
Sky Shark Amstrad CPC Tanks attacking!
Sky Shark Amstrad CPC Battle at sea
Sky Shark Amstrad CPC Under attack from air and sea

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) Mar, 1988 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Apr, 1988 784 out of 1000 78
Amstrad Action Apr, 1988 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Mar, 1988 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Commodore 64 versions

The Commodore 64 received two different ports of this game.
In Europe, Firebird in the UK released a version of the game titled "Flying Shark", converted by Catalyst Coders.
Taito themselves released a version in the United States, titled "Sky Shark", converted by Software Creations.

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.

Aircraft

Although the cover art shows a P-40 Warhawk and the description even says you are supposed to be flying a P-40, the aircraft you fly in-game is a biplane.

Awards

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

Servo (55737) added Sky Shark (Amstrad CPC) on Aug 13, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Riemann80 (18351), FatherJack (58541), Carl-Henrik (640), Martin Smith (62934), Terok Nor (22584), Servo (55737) and tritium4ever (32)