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Sky Shark

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Amstrad CPC
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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.


Sky Shark Commodore 64 Being shot at by tanks
Sky Shark Amstrad CPC Under attack from air and sea
Sky Shark Commodore 64 Bomb pickup
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
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 83 out of 100 83
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1988 80 out of 100 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
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 74 out of 100 74
Commodore User Amiga Feb, 1989 73 out of 100 73
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1989 72 out of 100 72
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Nov, 1989 22 out of 40 55
Retrogaming History Atari ST Dec 01, 2010 5 out of 10 50


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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.


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

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