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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 3DO Into the sewers we go!
Sewer Shark 3DO Make wrong turns and the doors eventually don't open in time.
Sewer Shark 3DO Hold B and a direction pad press to make a turn.
Sewer Shark 3DO Ghost is your co-pilot.

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

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Critic Reviews

Score SEGA CD Dec, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Dec, 1992 28 out of 40 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games 3DO Dec 10, 2003 7 out of 10 70 SEGA CD Aug 04, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Just Games Retro SEGA CD Jan 14, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Games SEGA CD Jan, 1994 68 out of 100 68
Mega Fun SEGA CD Dec, 1993 63 out of 100 63
Player One SEGA CD Dec, 1993 55 out of 100 55
Defunct Games SEGA CD Apr 29, 2006 50 out of 100 50
The Video Game Critic SEGA CD Oct 01, 2000 D 25


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Sewer Shark wasn't originally made for the Sega CD in the first place. It was originally made for a system that used VHS tapes instead of cartridges or CDs.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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