Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures

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Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures
PAL region cover art
PAL region cover art
Developer(s) Activision, FUN Labs, Humagade, Magic Wand, Sand Grain Studios
Publisher(s) Activision
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, GameCube
Release date(s)
  • NA: November 1, 2005
  • NA: November 8, 2005 (DS, GBA, GC)
  • EU: March 16, 2006 (GC)
  • EU: March 17, 2006
Genre(s) Action

Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures is a video game linked to SeaWorld's popular Shamu orca shows. The game was released in November 2005 and is available for GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.

Story[edit]

In the game, Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, tries to destroy the SeaWorld theme park and replace it with Atlantis. The player controls Shamu, the protagonist, who attempts to defeat Poseidon and the evil Kraken.[1] Shamu collects power ups and performs various feats over 20 levels and 8 environments.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
DS GC PS2 Xbox
GameZone N/A N/A 6.8/10[2] N/A
OPM (UK) N/A N/A 7/10[3] N/A
TeamXbox N/A N/A N/A 7/10[4]
CiN Weekly N/A 61/100[5] 61/100[5] 61/100[5]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 30/100[6] 48/100[7] 66/100[8] 55/100[9]

The PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions received "mixed" reviews, while the GameCube and DS versions received "unfavorable" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[8][9][7][6]

Xbox Advanced said, "Shamu’s Deep Sea Adventures is just flat out a bad game. Being a budget title does not save this game or excuse any of its shortcomings, as so many of today’s budget titles for kids are actually very good".[10] The video game columnist for CiN Weekly said the game is "a cute marketing vehicle that is too difficult and underdeveloped for its target audience".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seaworld: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures Game Review". Kidzworld. Retrieved April 1, 2009. 
  2. ^ Boker, Gabe (January 9, 2006). "SeaWorld: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sea World: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures". Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine: 109. April 2006. 
  4. ^ Nardozzi, Dale (November 10, 2005). "Sea World: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures Review (Xbox)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on January 13, 2011. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d Hruschak, PJ (December 14, 2005). "Player 1: Shamu and The Bible". CiN Weekly. Archived from the original on May 5, 2006. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Sea World: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Sea World: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Sea World: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures for PlayStation 2 Reviews [mislabeled as "The Bible Game"]". Metacritic. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Sea World: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  10. ^ Kennedy, Sean (November 16, 2005). "SeaWorld: Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures (Xbox)". Xbox Advanced. Archived from the original on February 22, 2006. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 

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