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Sky Shark

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
67
2.3
Amstrad CPC
...
2.6
Atari ST
75
...
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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 NES Bombing tanks
Sky Shark Sharp X68000 Stage 5, the B icon is the Bomb, unlike many other shmups, bombs don't wipe the whole screen here
Sky Shark Commodore 64 Bomb pickup
Sky Shark Sharp X68000 Stage 4

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
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 893 out of 1000 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jan, 1989 75 out of 100 75
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 74 out of 100 74
Commodore User Amiga Feb, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Nov, 1989 22 out of 40 55
Retrogaming History Atari ST Dec 01, 2010 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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