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Jaws: The Computer Game

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ZX Spectrum
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2.2
Amstrad CPC
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Amiga
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Description

As Amity Island's Police Chief Brodie, it is your responsibility to stop the lethal shark Jaws from killing the residents and tourists. The Mayor is keeping an eye on you, and wants the job done as quickly and cheaply as possible.

Unfortunately, the main weapon which must be used to finally kill Jaws has been broken into four pieces, which are located along the sea bed in different places. As you explore the 150-plus screens of the game, you must shoot the other fish - some can be shot using your standard weapon, while others (those which flash) must be shot using special limited bullets.

You also have responsibility for closing beaches, which removes the risk of a shark attack, but also costs the area business, especially on hot days, and irritates the Mayor.

Screenshots

Jaws: The Computer Game Atari ST A door opens in the intro
Jaws: The Computer Game Atari ST Targetting the other fish
Jaws: The Computer Game Amiga Oxygen tank exploded?
Jaws: The Computer Game Commodore 64 Some of these guys shoot back.

Alternate Titles

  • "Tiburon" -- Spanish title

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Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1989 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 505 out of 1000 50
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Aug, 1989 475 out of 1000 48
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1989 5.4 out of 12 45
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1989 44 out of 100 44
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 43 out of 100 43
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Aug, 1989 43 out of 100 43
Power Play Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 42 out of 100 42
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Aug, 1989 42 out of 100 42

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