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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 Commodore 64 Credits (European version)
Sky Shark Commodore 64 Title screen (European version)
Sky Shark Commodore 64 Exiting the hangar (European version)
Sky Shark Commodore 64 High score screen

Promo Images

Sky Shark Magazine Advertisement Page 5
Sky Shark Magazine Advertisement Page 5

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Commodore Disk User Mar, 1988 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Mar, 1988 735 out of 1000 74
Datormagazin Feb, 1988 3.7 out of 5 74
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1988 74 out of 100 74
Happy Computer Jan, 1988 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Feb, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Commodore User Jan, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Zzap! Feb, 1988 63 out of 100 63
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1988 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1988 5.4 out of 12 45


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Commodore 64 versions

The Commodore 64 received two different ports of this game.
In Europe, Firebird in the UK released a version of the game titled "Flying Shark", converted by Catalyst Coders.
Taito themselves released a version in the United States, titled "Sky Shark", converted by Software Creations.

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.


Although the cover art shows a P-40 Warhawk and the description even says you are supposed to be flying a P-40, the aircraft you fly in-game is a biplane.


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

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Carl-Henrik (692) added Sky Shark (Commodore 64) on Jun 27, 2004
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