Shark Tale (video game)

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Shark Tale
PAL region PS2 cover art
PAL region PlayStation 2 cover art
Developer(s) Edge of Reality (console)
KnowWonder (PC)
Vicarious Visions (GBA)
Publisher(s) Activision
Taito Corporation (JP; GC, PS2, GBA)
Distributor(s) DreamWorks
Engine proprietary engine (console)
Unreal Engine 2 (PC)
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Xbox
Release date(s)
  • NA: September 27, 2004
  • EU: October 1, 2004
  • AUS: December 31, 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 that was released on PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance, GameCube and Xbox. The Game Boy Advance version was also released on a Twin Pack cartridge bundled with Shrek 2 in 2005.[1]

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.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic (GC) 69/100[2]
(PS2) 69/100[3]
(Xbox) 67/100[4]
(PC) 63/100[5]
(GBA) 63/100[6]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 6/10[7]
Famitsu (PS2) 29/40[8]
(GBA) 25/40[9]
Game Informer 6.5/10[10]
GameSpot 7/10[11]
GameZone (GC) 7.5/10[12]
(PC) 7.3/10[13]
(PS2) 7.1/10[14]
(Xbox) 7/10[15]
(GBA) 5/10[16]
IGN 7/10[17]
(PC) 6.5/10[18]
Nintendo Power 2.6/5[19][20]
OPM (US) 2.5/5 stars[21]
OXM 6/10[22]
PC Gamer (US) 62%[23]
The Sydney Morning Herald 3/5 stars[24]
The Times 3/5 stars[25]

Shark Tale received "mixed or average reviews" on all platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[2][4][5][6] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of one seven, one eight, and one seven for the PlayStation 2 version;[8] and two sixes, one seven, and one six for the Game Boy Advance version.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2 in 1: DreamWorks' Shark Tale + Shrek 2 for Game Boy Advance (2005) - MobyGames". MobyGames. Retrieved 2016-07-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Shark Tale for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Shark Tale for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Shark Tale for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Shark Tale for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Shark Tale for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ Garratt, Patrick (October 19, 2004). "Shark Tale (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Famitsu reviews (Mar 11 issue)". NeoGAF. March 9, 2005. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Shark Tale (GBA)". Famitsu. 851. April 8, 2005. 
  10. ^ Mason, Lisa (December 2004). "Shark Tale (GC, PS2, Xbox)". Game Informer (140): 168. 
  11. ^ Provo, Frank (October 12, 2004). "Shark Tale Review". GameSpot. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ Hollingshead, Anise (October 7, 2004). "Shark Tale - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  13. ^ Hollingshead, Anise (October 17, 2004). "Shark Tale - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  14. ^ Bedigian, Louis (October 6, 2004). "Shark Tale - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  15. ^ Hopper, Steven (October 7, 2004). "Shark Tale - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on May 24, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ Bedigian, Louis (October 1, 2004). "Shark Tale - GBA - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  17. ^ Castro, Juan (October 6, 2004). "Dreamworks' Shark Tale". IGN. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  18. ^ Castro, Juan; McNamara, Tom (October 8, 2004). "Shark Tale Review (PC)". IGN. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Shark Tale (GC)". Nintendo Power. 185: 130. November 2004. 
  20. ^ "Shark Tale (GBA)". Nintendo Power. 185: 132. November 2004. 
  21. ^ "Shark Tale". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 106. January 2005. 
  22. ^ "Shark Tale". Official Xbox Magazine: 80. December 2004. 
  23. ^ "Shark Tale". PC Gamer: 93. December 2004. 
  24. ^ Hill, Jason (October 7, 2004). "Kids' zone". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  25. ^ 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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