DescriptionSky 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.
- "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|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amstrad CPC||Mar, 1988||80 out of 100||80|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||ZX Spectrum||Feb, 1988||8 out of 10||80|
|The One||Atari ST||Dec, 1988||76 out of 100||76|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Atari ST||Jan, 1989||75 out of 100||75|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Commodore 64||Feb, 1988||74 out of 100||74|
|Commodore User||Commodore 64||Jan, 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|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Commodore 64||Jan, 1988||5.4 out of 12||45|
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DOS graphic modesSurprisingly enough, this game supports VGA mode, although the EGA/VGA screenshot bears a far greater resemblance to EGA graphics than VGA.
- October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)