Shark Tale (video game)

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Shark Tale
PAL region PS2 cover art
PAL region PS2 cover art
Developer(s) Edge of Reality (console)
KnowWonder (PC)
Publisher(s) Activision
Taito Corporation (JP; GC, PS2, GBA)
Engine proprietary engine (console)
Unreal Engine 2 (PC)
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox
Release date(s) NA 20040927September 27, 2004

EU 20041001October 1, 2004
AU 2004 (GameCube, PS2)
JP March 3, 2005 (GameCube)
JP March 17, 2005 (PS2)
JP March 31, 2005 (GBA)

Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Shark Tale is a 2004 video game based on the film of the same name. David Smith reprises his role as Crazy Joe from the movie.

Gameplay[edit]

The player is the role of Oscar, the fast-talking little fish, who becomes an unlikely hero after he decides to take the easy road to fame and fortune by fighting with his shark friend. Once underway, gamers undertake more than 25 different missions set in their favorite movie-based locations including exclusive game-only environments. Blending a variety of different gameplay styles, Shark Tale sports all sorts of interactive activities including adventure mode, action/fighting sequences, race challenges, and Dance Dance revolution -like music sequences.

Voice cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (GC) 68.18%[1]
(Xbox) 67.71%[2]
(PS2) 67.35%[3]
(PC) 62.50%[4]
(GBA) 57.22%[5]
Metacritic (GC) 69/100[6]
(PS2) 69/100[7]
(Xbox) 67/100[8]
(PC) 63/100[9]
(GBA) 63/100[10]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 6/10[11]
Famitsu 25/40[12]
Game Informer 6.5/10[13]
GameSpot 7/10[14]
GameZone (GC) 7.5/10[15]
(PC) 7.3/10[16]
(PS2) 7.1/10[17]
(Xbox) 7/10[18]
(GBA) 5/10[19]
IGN 7/10[20]
(PC) 6.5/10[21]
Nintendo Power 2.6/5[22][23]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 2.5/5 stars[24]
Official Xbox Magazine 6/10[25]
PC Gamer US 62%[26]
The Sydney Morning Herald 3/5 stars[27]
The Times 3/5 stars[28]

Shark Tale was met with average to mixed reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 68.18% and 69 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[1][6] 67.71% and 67 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[2][8] 67.35% and 69 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[3][7] 62.50% and 63 out of 100 for the PC version;[4][9] and 57.22% and 63 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version.[5][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DreamWorks Shark Tale for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Shark Tale for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Shark Tale for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Shark Tale for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "DreamWorks Shark Tale for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Shark Tale for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Shark Tale for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Shark Tale for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Shark Tale for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Shark Tale for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ Garratt, Patrick (October 19, 2004). "Shark Tale (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Shark Tale (GBA)". Famitsu 851. April 8, 2005. 
  13. ^ Mason, Lisa (December 2004). "Shark Tale (GC, PS2, Xbox)". Game Informer (140): 168. Archived from the original on May 28, 2007. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  14. ^ Provo, Frank (October 12, 2004). "Shark Tale Review". GameSpot. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  15. ^ Hollingshead, Anise (October 7, 2004). "Shark Tale - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ Hollingshead, Anise (October 17, 2004). "Shark Tale - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  17. ^ Bedigian, Louis (October 6, 2004). "Shark Tale - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  18. ^ Hopper, Steven (October 7, 2004). "Shark Tale - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on May 24, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  19. ^ Bedigian, Louis (October 1, 2004). "Shark Tale - GBA - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  20. ^ Castro, Juan (October 6, 2004). "Dreamworks' Shark Tale". IGN. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  21. ^ Castro, Juan; McNamara, Tom (October 8, 2004). "Shark Tale Review (PC)". IGN. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Shark Tale (GC)". Nintendo Power 186: 130. November 2004. 
  23. ^ "Shark Tale (GBA)". Nintendo Power 186: 132. November 2004. 
  24. ^ "Shark Tale". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 106. January 2005. 
  25. ^ "Shark Tale". Official Xbox Magazine: 80. December 2004. 
  26. ^ "Shark Tale". PC Gamer: 93. December 2004. 
  27. ^ Hill, Jason (October 7, 2004). "Kids' zone". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  28. ^ Wapshott, Tim (October 30, 2004). "Shark Tale". The Times. Archived from the original on January 9, 2006. Retrieved August 21, 2014. (subscription required)

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