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Jaws (NES)

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Loosely based on the fourth movie "Jaws: the Revenge", players take control of a ship to sail the ocean in the search for the killer shark. Along the way, the ship will stop to allow a diver to swim out and kill baby sharks, jellyfish and manta rays to find conch shells. The conch shells are used to buy upgrades for the boat. Extra conch shells can be earned in bonus rounds where a sea plane flies over the water to bomb jellyfish (think the bonus rounds of Galaga with reversed perspective).

The diver will battle Jaws several times in an attempt to wear down his life meter. If the player is lucky, they can find a submarine to increase their firepower and defense.

If the diver manages to wear down Jaws' energy, they take back to the boat again, launching strobes into the water in an attempt to lure the shark out of the water. If close enough, the player can use the boat to ram Jaws in an attempt to kill him and win the game.


Jaws NES Getting ready to sail on the overhead island map
Jaws NES Bonus level-- bombing run on the jellyfish
Jaws NES Final fight
Jaws NES Victory is to close...

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User Reviews

Sharks Don't Get Revenge. Why Does This Game? Guy Chapman (2001) 1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars
I'd rather get crushed by Jaws' teeth than see this game ever again! Arejarn (5040) 0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars
Jump The Shark ETJB (450) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars

Critic Reviews

Retro Game Reviews Jan 07, 2016 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
8-bit Central Retro Gaming 2015 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 25, 2003 5 out of 10 50 Feb 09, 2018 4 out of 10 40
All Game Guide 2007 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
HonestGamers Jun 10, 2005 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic Sep 24, 2004 D 25
Wizard Dojo Mar 12, 2017 2 out of 10 20
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 1988 Unscored Unscored


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Guy Chapman (2001) added Jaws (NES) on Jul 13, 2004