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Sky Shark (Amstrad CPC)

Sky Shark Amstrad CPC Loading screen

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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 Enemy tanks are hiding in these buildings
Sky Shark Amstrad CPC Under attack from air and sea
Sky Shark Amstrad CPC Beginning the third level
Sky Shark Amstrad CPC Loading screen

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Mar, 1988 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Apr, 1988 784 out of 1000 78
Power Play Mar, 1988 5 out of 10 50

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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)

Servo (55928) added Sky Shark (Amstrad CPC) on Aug 13, 2005
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