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Shark! Shark! Reviews (Intellivision)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
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Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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TeleMatch (Nov, 1983)
Vielleicht erinnert sich der eine oder andere noch an Frog Bog, ein herrliches Spiel, das unbegreiflicherweise nicht zu den Verkaufs-Hits zählt. Skark! Shark! erreicht zwar nicht ganz die grafische Qualität, aber sie liegt immer noch weit über dem Durchschnitt dessen, wofür Hersteller meinen, den Kunden viel Geld aus der Tasche locken zu können. Hinzu kommt ein bemerkenswerter Spielverlauf.
The Video Game Critic (Jun 09, 2002)
The game is enormously fun and addicting, thanks to intuitive controls that allow you to dash ahead or stop on a dime. Audio effects include realistic bubble sounds and harmonized music. Shark! Shark! is a killer game, and it even features a two-player simultaneous mode.
This is one of those games that marathon nights are made out of. Racking up enough fish to make a quick a run to the bathroom is what great games are all about. The 2-player matches can get ludicrously competitive and ruin more than a few friendships. Again, exactly what great games are all about. The only knock against this one is the odd control scheme, but how can you hate a game with a giant shark? Oh yeah, Jaws (NES)....sorry.
The graphics are very clean and colorful: bubbles floating on screen, an instantaneous reddening of the water as your fish bites the sand and nice easy fish motions are strong points of this game. The sound effects are fun, from the sound of the bubbles rising to the jingle at the end of the game. Shark Shark is amusing, not really violent (there isn't a single shot fired), and almost forces you into playing "just one more game" to beat your high score.
80 (Jan 21, 2009)
In effetti, Shark! Shark! rasenta la definizione di capolavoro: lo sarebbe diventato se non si fosse trascinato la sua origine di prodotto low-cost, contrapponendo ai pregi della giocabilità una realizzazione tecnica che, solo con un pò impegno in più, avrebbe potuto raggiungere ben altri livelli. E se la grafica svolge onestamente il suo ruolo facendosi mancare solo un pò di varietà, la limitazione delle risorse si manifesta molto più prepotentemente sul comparto sonoro, quasi del tutto assente se non per un paio di effetti sonori in punto di morte e alla cattura di un pesce. Decisamente troppo poco anche nel 1982. Tutto il resto c'è e Shark! Shark! si pone ai vertici del divertimento nella softeca Intellivision.
64 (Feb, 2005)
If nothing else, Shark! Shark! certainly deserves an award for "Best Use of Exclamation Marks in a Video Game's Title." I can't say whether or not Clarence Darrow would have been (or was) a fan of the game, but I certainly am, and I fully intend to make other people play the title's two-player mode with me, even if it means threatening them with viewings of "The Brain that Wouldn't Die" on DVD. If you don't happen to own the aged console, fear not, for Shark! Shark! is featured on the recent Intellivision Lives! tri-console release. Plus if you buy that tile, you'll also be getting such classics as Thunder Castle, Tower of Doom, and Thin Ice. So check it out if you're a fan of Darwinism, cannibalism, or just plain death.