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Sky Shark

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
3.0
Amiga
...
...
ZX Spectrum
...
3.3
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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 Sharp X68000 End of stage score
Sky Shark Amstrad CPC Tanks attacking!
Sky Shark Sharp X68000 Picking up the S icon gives a shot power-up
Sky Shark DOS bombing enemy planes - EGA

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) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1988 80 out of 100 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 8 out of 10 80
The One Atari ST Dec, 1988 76 out of 100 76
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 Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Zzap! Amiga Apr, 1989 68 out of 100 68
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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