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In the future, maybe in the year 2000, people will be forced to move underground and live in tunnels. Unfortunately, these tunnels are infested with mutated rat / alligator creatures known as "ratigators." You are pilot of a Sewer Shark, a craft designed to navigate the Sewers and rid them of ratigators. It's a dangerous job, but if you clear out enough vermin you can win a one-way trip to Solar City and sunny beaches.

Sewer Shark is an FMV-based shooter, and one of the first games released for the Sega CD. You move a crosshair around the screen and shoot targets. Occasionally, you can also choose to change directions at fixed points.


Sewer Shark SEGA CD Your co-pilot, Ghost.
Sewer Shark SEGA CD Title Screen
Sewer Shark SEGA CD Ratigator!
Sewer Shark SEGA CD I think you're supposed to shoot the orange blobs.

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Sewer Shark Magazine Advertisement GamePro (International Data Group, United States), Issue 58 (May 1994)

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Jan, 1993 85.5 out of 100 86
Mean Machines Apr, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Retro Game Reviews Feb 10, 2019 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Mega Force Dec, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Just Games Retro Jan 14, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Mega Fun Dec, 1993 63 out of 100 63
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jul 02, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Player One Dec, 1993 55 out of 100 55
Game Power May, 1993 55 out of 100 55
Retro Archives May 11, 2021 7 out of 20 35


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Sewer Shark wasn't originally made for the Sega CD in the first place. It was originally made for a system that used VHS tapes instead of cartridges or CDs. Hasbro, who developed the system, decided to drop the idea, may be for money reasons, or something else. So when the time came to release the Sega CD in the U.S, Sega probably decided to release this game as a launch game because it featured FMV and Sega wanted to show how powerful the Sega CD was through FMV. Thus, Sega bought the rights for it and published it under Sony.

Tom Zito, the president of Digital Pictures, said the game's development costs were $3 million.

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