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Sky Shark

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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 FM Towns Leaving the hangar
Sky Shark Commodore 64 Being shot at by tanks
Sky Shark Arcade Shoot the enemy.
Sky Shark FM Towns Title screen B

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
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1988 80 out of 100 80
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 74 out of 100 74
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 72 out of 100 72
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1989 72 out of 100 72
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Sep, 1989 3.5 out of 5 70
All Game Guide NES 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Retrogaming History Atari ST Dec 01, 2010 5 out of 10 50


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

Also, even though the game supports two players, this feature is essentially wasted because two players cannot play simultaneously, seriously reducing the fun that can be had in the two-player mode.
Contributed to by Riemann80 (18305), FatherJack (19016), Carl-Henrik (660), Martin Smith (63198), Terok Nor (17833), Servo (55897) and tritium4ever (32)