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Sky Shark

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
FM Towns
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Amstrad CPC
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2.6
Arcade
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3.0
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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 FM Towns Flying over water
Sky Shark Arcade Taking Off.
Sky Shark Commodore 64 Taking off from the hangar

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 NES Jun 30, 2001 A- 91
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1988 784 out of 1000 78
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jan, 1989 75 out of 100 75
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
Datormagazin Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 3.7 out of 5 74
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Zzap! Amiga Apr, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Retrogaming History Atari ST Dec 01, 2010 5 out of 10 50

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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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