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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.

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Sky Shark FM Towns B icon is the Bomb, in this game they have a delayed time before going off and do not wipe the whole screen
Sky Shark FM Towns Settings menu, there are 6 difficulty levels (from super easy to very hard) and several auto shot levels
Sky Shark FM Towns Battle in a base
Sky Shark FM Towns Stage ends at a runway where the amount of bombs you had multiply 3,000 points to the score

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Alternate Titles

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

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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)

Riemann80 (18352) added Sky Shark (FM Towns) on Mar 12, 2011
Other platforms contributed by FatherJack (58536), Carl-Henrik (640), Martin Smith (62923), Terok Nor (22741), Servo (55719) and tritium4ever (32)