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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 Arcade Title Screen.
Sky Shark DOS Level 1 (Hercules)
Sky Shark Arcade Hi sho zame, Japanese version title screen
Sky Shark Arcade Armed bunkers

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Commodore Disk User Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Commodore User Arcade May, 1987 9 out of 10 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
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jan, 1989 84 out of 100 84
The One Atari ST Dec, 1988 76 out of 100 76
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Apr, 1988 73 out of 100 73
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 72 out of 100 72
Zzap! Amiga Apr, 1989 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 5.4 out of 12 45


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Commodore 64 versions

The 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 modes

Surprisingly enough, this game supports VGA mode, although the EGA/VGA screenshot bears a far greater resemblance to EGA graphics than VGA.


Although 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.


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

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