Sky Shark

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Arcade
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ZX Spectrum
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3.3
NES
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3.3
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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 Arcade Tanks to contend with.
Sky Shark Commodore 64 Being shot at by tanks
Sky Shark NES The game begins
Sky Shark Amstrad CPC Tanks attacking!

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Apr, 1989 895 out of 1000 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jan, 1989 895 out of 1000 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 850 out of 1000 85
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jan, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1988 784 out of 1000 78
Datormagazin Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 3.7 out of 5 74
Commodore User Amiga Feb, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 5.4 out of 12 45

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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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