Game Classification

Shark! Shark! / Les Requins ! Don Daglow / Ji-Wen Tsao / Andy Sells (U.S.A.), Mattel Electronics (U.S.A.), 1980  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Shark! Shark! / Les Requins ! Shark! Shark! is an Intellivision game originally designed by Don Daglow, and with additional design and programming by Ji-Wen Tsao, one of the first female game programmers in the history of video games. The player is a fish who must eat smaller fish in order to gain points and extra lives while avoiding enemies such as larger fish, sharks, jellyfish, lobsters and crabs. After eating a certain number of fish, the player's fish grows in size and is thus able to eat a larger selection of fish. However, while the larger fish becomes a bit faster, he is less agile than the small fish and has a harder time avoiding enemies. As the game player continues to amass points by eating smaller fish, or killing the shark with multiple bites to his tail, the shark becomes increasingly faster, and eventually, invulnerable jellyfish are added to the mix which makes the game considerably more difficult. At 100,000 points, the shark becomes super fast, and even the best players' fish die at alarming rates, often finding themselves slamming headlong into jellyfish or larger fish in their mad flight away from the deadly shark. [source:wikipedia]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Atari 2600 - Intellivision