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Sky Shark

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
72
2.3
FM Towns
...
0.8
NES
...
3.5
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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 Arcade Taking Off.
Sky Shark ZX Spectrum Taking off to begin your mission
Sky Shark NES The game begins
Sky Shark ZX Spectrum A large tank

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 893 out of 1000 89
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 83 out of 100 83
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
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Sep, 1989 3.5 out of 5 70
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide NES 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Zzap! Amiga Apr, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Nov, 1989 5.5 out of 10 55

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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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