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.
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- "Hishou Zame" -- Japanese title
- "Flying Shark" -- European title
- "Flyingshark" -- Alternate European title spelling
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|The Video Game Critic||NES||Jun 30, 2001||A-||91|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||ZX Spectrum||Oct, 1988||850 out of 1000||85|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Amstrad CPC||Apr, 1988||784 out of 1000||78|
|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|
|Datormagazin||Commodore 64||Feb, 1988||3.7 out of 5||74|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Apr, 1989||72 out of 100||72|
|Power Play||Commodore 64||Feb, 1988||7 out of 10||70|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Commodore 64||Feb, 1988||6 out of 10||60|
|Retrogaming History||Atari ST||Dec 01, 2010||5 out of 10||50|
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Commodore 64 versionsThe Commodore 64 received two different ports of this game.
In Europe, Firebird in the UK released a version of the game titled "Flying Shark", converted by Catalyst Coders.
Taito themselves released a version in the United States, titled "Sky Shark", converted by Software Creations.
DOS graphic modesSurprisingly enough, this game supports VGA mode, although the EGA/VGA screenshot bears a far greater resemblance to EGA graphics than VGA.
AircraftAlthough the cover art shows a P-40 Warhawk and the description even says you are supposed to be flying a P-40, the aircraft you fly in-game is a biplane.
- October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)