Sky Shark

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
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2.6
Amiga
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...
Sharp X68000
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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 DOS Turrets in jungle
Sky Shark Sharp X68000 Main menu
Sky Shark Amstrad CPC An end of level boss
Sky Shark Amstrad CPC Enemy tanks are hiding in these buildings

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic NES Jun 30, 2001 A- 91
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Apr, 1989 895 out of 1000 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 893 out of 1000 89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 850 out of 1000 85
The One Atari ST Dec, 1988 76 out of 100 76
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 735 out of 1000 74
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 74 out of 100 74
Commodore User Amiga Feb, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 72 out of 100 72
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 6 out of 10 60

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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)

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