Angry Shark Mobile Game Review for Android

Angry Shark

Swim Like There's No Tomorrow in Angry Sharks

That's not to say, however, that there is nothing to watch out for and that you're always guaranteed to have a good time. Aside from the all too common heat stroke, there's also a very rare occurrence that the classic film "Jaws" made popular. Worry not, unless you actually plan to seek the great predators out for kicks, the number of unprovoked shark attacks are few and far between. You've got a greater chance of getting injured in a car accident than having your leg chomped on by a great white -- apparently, they're just not that into you.

That said, instead of waiting night and day for one of the toothy creatures to take notice of you or one of your friends, why not just play Angry Sharks for the iOS? This quirky title will put your reflexes to the test as you try to escape from an endless number of hungry predators. Play as Jim or Caroline. Avoid various obstacles and basically, just try to survive as long as you can.

Swimming for Dummies

This arcade-style game is as simple as it gets. You view the game from a top-down perspective and the screen scrolls vertically, forcing your character to constantly move up. Obstacles such as barrels and mines appear one by one and you must ensure your character's safety by dragging your finger across the screen. You are free to use any part of the screen as the starting point of your invisible controller. The characters will follow your lead regardless and all you have to avoid for is blocking the screen with your digits. After all, seeing less of the screen only leaves your hapless swimmer more vulnerable. Hit either a shark, a mine or a barrel and it's game over.

Release Date: 12/01/2016

Available on: baseSystems

App Store Rating: 3.9/5

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Swim Like There's No Tomorrow in Angry Sharks

That's not to say, however, that there is nothing to watch out for and that you're always guaranteed to have a good time. Aside from the all too common heat stroke, there's also a very rare occurrence that the classic film "Jaws" made popular. Worry not, unless you actually plan to seek the great predators out for kicks, the number of unprovoked shark attacks are few and far between. You've got a greater chance of getting injured in a car accident than having your leg chomped on by a great white -- apparently, they're just not that into you.

That said, instead of waiting night and day for one of the toothy creatures to take notice of you or one of your friends, why not just play Angry Sharks for the iOS? This quirky title will put your reflexes to the test as you try to escape from an endless number of hungry predators. Play as Jim or Caroline. Avoid various obstacles and basically, just try to survive as long as you can.

Swimming for Dummies

This arcade-style game is as simple as it gets. You view the game from a top-down perspective and the screen scrolls vertically, forcing your character to constantly move up. Obstacles such as barrels and mines appear one by one and you must ensure your character's safety by dragging your finger across the screen. You are free to use any part of the screen as the starting point of your invisible controller. The characters will follow your lead regardless and all you have to avoid for is blocking the screen with your digits. After all, seeing less of the screen only leaves your hapless swimmer more vulnerable. Hit either a shark, a mine or a barrel and it's game over.

Star Power

Baddies and obstacles aren't the only ones Jim will come across while swimming for his life. Aside from those, there are pink stars you can choose to collect. Why would you want to risk it and grab these? Well, although there are two characters in the game, only Jim is available to play as from the get-go. Caroline needs to be unlocked by earning a total of 6500 star points. Note that we said points, so you don't actually have to collect that many stars to get Caroline.

Star points are separate from your actual score. The score increases depending on how long you last amidst all the hungry predators. Points are added as you swim and climb up consistently regardless of what you do to survive. At any point in time, if you feel like taking a break from all the desperate swimming but don't want to start over, you can press the pause button located at the upper left corner of the screen.

Needs Some Suntan Lotion

That's not to say, however, that the animations are smooth. The frame rate is choppy and the animations resemble a .GIF more than an actual dynamic asset. The art for the sharks and obstacles do have shading but they look more crude than those found in a standard iOS title. Obviously, Angry Sharks won't be winning any awards for its graphics but is it worth a try anyway?

If you get past its low tech looks, Angry Sharks is an amusing title. Depending on your need to waste time, it might keep you entertained anywhere from a minute to an hour. There's really not much else to look forward to except the thrill of narrowly escaping anything that's not a pink star. Aside from a facelift, the game could use some power ups or perhaps optional objectives to increase its replay value. As it is a free to play title, Angry Sharks also has ads. Although that is to be expected, it's really bad game design to trigger pop-ups just when the player is about to place his finger on the screen. If you hate ads with a vengeance, play this at your own risk.

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Angry Shark is developed by Tapinator.

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