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Sky Shark (NES)

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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 NES Title screen
Sky Shark NES Well armored canons
Sky Shark NES Incoming aircraft!
Sky Shark NES Welcome in the jungle

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Jun 30, 2001 A- 91
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Nintendo Power Magazine Sep, 1989 3.5 out of 5 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1989 5.5 out of 10 55

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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 (55897) added Sky Shark (NES) on Nov 08, 2002
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