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Sky Shark (ZX Spectrum)

Sky Shark ZX Spectrum Loading screen

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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 ZX Spectrum Loading screen
Sky Shark ZX Spectrum Taking off to begin your mission
Sky Shark ZX Spectrum Title screen
Sky Shark ZX Spectrum Collect the "S" to power up your plane

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) Feb, 1988 893 out of 1000 89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1988 850 out of 1000 85
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1988 83 out of 100 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1988 8 out of 10 80

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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)

Martin Smith (63132) added Sky Shark (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 02, 2004
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