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SummaryA nice little game from Romik
The GoodI was going to add a new entry under the name of Shark Attack, but I didn't know it had an alternate name of Shark Trap used for the US market. This game was written by Clifford Ramshaw who also created the wonderful Scramble clone, Martian Raider, along with two other games.
Like many games released around the same time, Shark Attack has a simple concept. You are a scuba diver who has been thrown overboard by some pirates into shark-infested water, and the object is to use your “atomic net” to surround these sharks and prevent them from breaking free. You have to cover most of the screen to get to the next level, where it gets more difficult and several octopi are introduced.
The octopi themselves are drawn nicely, and you also get treated to a nice nuclear explosion if you come into contact with any enemy. As for the sound, I love the nice little ditty that serves as the background music, but I don't know if it is a loop from a real song. It doesn't reset when you lose a life.
The BadToo bad I can't say the same about the other graphics. Your scuba diver looks nothing more than a rotating shuriken, and the sharks actually look like arrows.