Fire Shark

by Toaplan

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Bombs away!...

It's you against an entire invading force! Not a pleasant situation to be in but. while help is on the way. you have the only plane in the air. Trouble is, it's an ancient bi plane and the enemy is rapidly approaching with super tanks, bombers, battleships and blimps! Your mission is to hold out as long as possible, cause as much damage to the enemy and maybe, just maybe, even drive them back! Fortunately you do have some ot the most advanced weapons around. A trishot cannon is standard, a new wave laser has just been installed and then there is the doomsday weapon! Do you have what it takes to lead a one-man army into war?

Fire Shark is a vertical scrolling shoot er adapted from the arcade game of the same name. It is similar in concept to Truxton (also by Toaplan) and Twin Hawk. In this shooter you must face various land, air and sea based enemies while blowing up the recon blimps that hold power-ups and new weapons. By collecting several of the same type of weapon you can double or triple the destructive power of that weapon. Uncover the bomb icon and this adds one 'doomsday bomb' to your arsenal. This powerful projectile fills the screen with a billowing explosion that lays waste to everything around it.

The battles extend through 99 levels, although after 10 rounds most of the backgrounds do begin to repeat. After mission ten you receive a million points and orders to do it all again! The end of round bosses are huge destructive weapons including multi-cannon tanks, sleek submarines and long powerful destroyers. Finish off a level and return to your base for refueling and bonus points...if you can make it past the enemy gauntlet!

People say:

9

This is the best vertical shooter the home market has ever seen! A sleeper hit in the arcades, Fire Shark is absolutely outstanding on the Genesis! The weapons, Bosses and play are intense and without equal!

9

Once again the Genesis proves that it can do just about anything you can find in the arcades! Fire Shark is challenging and fun to play, with progressive weapons and bonus points that add strategy to the mayhem!

8

When it comes to shooters I prefer side-scrollers, but I have to admit that Fire Shark has my vote as the best in its category! Awesome weapons and incredible play, plus 99 levels to beat make this a real player's game.

7

Another bi-plane spitting energy beams shooter! Cross Truxton with Tiger Heli and you get this! With 99 stages Of play, you'll defect for another conquest before this one is over, but If shooters are your thing, then sign up!

Machine: Genesis

Theme: Shooter

Difficulty: Average

Number of Players: 1

Available: October 1990

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If you like Fire Shark, try other games: Urban Strike.

Fire Shark rating

Fire Shark system requirements:SystemP-200.

Systems: Win9x Windows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game modes: Fire Shark supports single modeSingle game mode

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