Sewer Shark

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Released
Platforms
Critic Score User Score
3DO
...
4.0
SEGA CD
60
3.0
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Description

In the future, maybe in the year 2000, people will be forced to move underground and live in tunnels. Unfortunately, these tunnels are infested with mutated rat / alligator creatures known as "ratigators." You are pilot of a Sewer Shark, a craft designed to navigate the Sewers and rid them of ratigators. It's a dangerous job, but if you clear out enough vermin you can win a one-way trip to Solar City and sunny beaches.

Sewer Shark is an FMV-based shooter, and one of the first games released for the Sega CD. You move a crosshair around the screen and shoot targets. Occasionally, you can also choose to change directions at fixed points.

Screenshots

Sewer Shark 3DO Title screen
Sewer Shark 3DO Hold B and a direction pad press to make a turn.
Sewer Shark 3DO Crash!
Sewer Shark 3DO Ghost turns into Randy Quaid.

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User Reviews

Early FMV Shooter with live action storyline. SEGA CD gametrader (229)
Welcome To The Next Level! SEGA CD ETJB (447)

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine SEGA CD Jan, 1993 85.5 out of 100 86
Consoles Plus 3DO Jun, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited SEGA CD Oct, 1993 7.8 out of 10 78
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Aug 04, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games 3DO Dec 10, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Just Games Retro SEGA CD Jan 14, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Mega Fun SEGA CD Dec, 1993 63 out of 100 63
Joystick (French) 3DO Jun, 1994 60 out of 100 60
Player One SEGA CD Dec, 1993 55 out of 100 55
All Game Guide SEGA CD 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Sewer Shark wasn't originally made for the Sega CD in the first place. It was originally made for a system that used VHS tapes instead of cartridges or CDs. Hasbro, who developed the system, decided to drop the idea, may be for money reasons, or something else. So when the time came to release the Sega CD in the U.S, Sega probably decided to release this game as a launch game because it featured FMV and Sega wanted to show how powerful the Sega CD was through FMV. Thus, Sega bought the rights for it and published it under Sony.

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