Sky Shark

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
FM Towns
...
0.8
DOS
...
2.4
Arcade
...
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 DOS Enemy base in jungle
Sky Shark Sharp X68000 Stage 3
Sky Shark Sharp X68000 Stage 2
Sky Shark NES Well armored canons

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) Atari ST Jan, 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
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
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1989 72 out of 100 72
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Sep, 1989 3.5 out of 5 70
Retrogaming History Atari ST Dec 01, 2010 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Amstrad CPC Mar, 1988 5 out of 10 50
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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