Hungry Shark is a series of arcade-style RPG games developed and published by Future Games of London (prior to Hungry Shark Evolution) and Ubisoft (since Hungry Shark Evolution). The games allow players to control several unique species of sharks, including mako sharks, great white sharks, hammerhead sharks, reef sharks, and megalodon. To progress, the player must consume other marine animals and grow in size until the next, more powerful shark is available for purchase. In May 2016, Hungry Shark World was downloaded 10 million times in six days, reaching the top 10 free iPhone and Android apps.
- 1 Editions of Hungry Shark
- 2 Gameplay
- 3 List of sharks
- 4 Accolades
- 5 Violent game
- 6 References
Editions of Hungry Shark
Hungry Shark Trilogy (2012–2013)
- Hungry Shark: Part 1
The first game in the trilogy and the first in the series.
- Hungry Shark: Part 2
A sequel to the previous game.
- Hungry Shark: Part 3
The final game in the trilogy.
- Hungry Shark: Trilogy re-release
A compilation of the first 3 games, updated with HD graphics
Hungry Shark: Night
The final game to be published solely by Future Games of London.
Hungry Shark Evolution (2014)
The first Hungry Shark game originally released by Future Games of London in 2012 and later published by Ubisoft in 2013 after the studio was officially acquired by the latter.
Hungry Shark World (2016)
A sequel to Hungry Shark Evolution, reached 50 million downloads.
Hungry Shark VR
Hungry Dragon (2018)
A spinoff of Hungry Shark, where the player controls a flying dragon.
Hungry Shark revolves around the player, a lone shark, consuming various marine species to grow in size until the subsequent, more powerful sharks are unlocked. The number of species the player is able to consume depends on the strength of the shark; for instance, a reef shark cannot eat lionfish, but a great white shark is able to. Not all creatures can be consumed, and some are hostile towards the shark.
As the player progresses, the hazards posed to them increase; helicopters may begin dropping explosive barrels into the sea, or fisherman may seek out the player in an attempt to end their frenzy. In addition to these foes, the shark's health constantly deteriorates and can only be restored when food is consumed; if the player goes without food for too long, the shark will die. Each shark possesses a unique ability (such as freezing breath or a boost) that can be upgraded.
Like many other mobile games, the Hungry Shark series offers each game for free but charges real world money for additional gold (which can be acquired by playing the game) and gems (which can also be collected in the game). This freemium model has been met with criticism from some journalists.
List of sharks
Hungry Shark Evolution
The sharks are divided into 2 groups, one is available via the "evolve" button, the next group is the Secret Lab. These sharks have power-ups.
|Name||How to unlock|
|Mako shark||Reach full growth with Reef Shark.|
|Hammerhead shark||Reach full growth with Mako Shark.|
|Tiger shark||Reach full growth with Hammerhead Shark.|
|Great white shark||Reach full growth with Tiger Shark.|
|Megalodon||Reach full growth with Great White Shark.|
|Big Daddy (Dunkleosteus)||Reach full growth with Megalodon|
|Mr. Snappy (Mosasaurus)||Reach full growth with Dunkleosteus|
|Alan, Destroyer of Worlds||Reach full growth with Mosasaurus|
|Moby Dick||Reach full growth with Alan|
|Leo (Liopleurodon)||Reach full growth with Moby Dick|
|Nessie (Plesiosaur)||Reach full growth with Liopleurodon|
Secret Lab Shark
Secret lab sharks have a power-up included, however, they act differently, being unable to equip accessories and growth of the shark is not saved, however, it will grow rapidly. To unlock the secret lab, a high-score of at least 500,000 is required.
|Shark name||Special power-up|
|Electro Shark||Electric shock when using boost.|
|Ice Shark||Super Freeze Breath|
|Robo Shark||Turns mines into missiles.|
|Pyro Shark||Dragon breath, flight, Meteor storm|
|Natasha the Narwhal||Javelin toss|
|Ghost Shark||Invincibility, teleportation|
|Sharkeleon||Absorbs power of secret lab shark|
|Wereshark||Moon rush, extreme speed|
Hungry Shark World
The sharks are divided into 7 size groups, from smallest (XS) to largest (!!). Each shark's diet is limited to its size group.
|Shark name||Special ability|
|Blacktip reef shark|
|Whitetip reef shark|
|Stethacanthus||Stuns enemies using its dorsal spikes|
|Sand tiger shark|
|Wobbegong||Invisibility near solid surfaces|
|Ichthyosaurus||Locates mines and walks on land|
|Pliosaur||Extendable neck, ability to walk on land|
|Great white shark|
|Dunkleosteus||Withstands attacks from bullets and other projectiles|
|Killer whale||Moves on land, boost|
|Atomic shark||Walks on land, heals itself using toxic waste, eats red jellyfish, in which no other sharks can eat|
|Zombie shark||Bites and zombifies enemy sharks, explodes upon death|
|Helicoprion||Saws right through enemies and prey|
|Mosasaurus||Lunges at prey, stuns enemies with its tail, walks on land|
|Robo shark||Glides, turns mines into missiles|
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- Takahashi, Dean (May 12, 2016). "Ubisoft's Hungry Shark World topped 10M downloads on mobile in 6 days". VentureBeat. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
- "Top apps and games: Hungry Shark World chomps into the top 10". Montreal Gazette. May 10, 2016. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
- "Hungry Shark World: 5 Things to Know". 2016-05-09. Retrieved 2016-05-12.
- "Hungry Shark Evolution - Gameplay Questions". Retrieved 2018-09-01.
- Stephenson, Suzi (2018-09-19). "TIGA Announces Games Industry Awards 2018 Finalists". The Independent Game Developers' Association. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
- "2018 Winners". The Independent Game Developers' Association. 2018-11-01. Retrieved 2018-11-02.