Astro Shark HD
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IGN 03/07/13 - "This is like flow quality game. That's definitely my pick."
148Apps 03/13/13 - "A tough and exciting interstellar adventure."
Tapscape 03/19/13 - "Sharkingly Fun!"
***A TRUE LOVE STORY***
Dive into outer space with Astro Shark to save his abducted love, Laika, the Russian space dog.
Travel to the end of the Universe and beyond to meet new friends in this gorgeously hand illustrated tale. Outsmart your pursuers, collect stars and beat everyone on the leaderboards!
Each level in Astro Shark will challenge you to master new game mechanics while constantly improving your rocket-evasion skills!
Astro Shark is a brand new game from the creators of Electric Tentacle and Nano Panda.
What's New in Version 1.1
- Polished the game even more here and there.
- Improved stability on iPad 1 and iPod!
Quite difficult and strange, but cute
The art style alone makes Astro Shark incredibly cute, and the story between a dog and a shark (who looks more like a whale to me...) is endearing.
That being said, the story is also seemingly absent: after the initial video you meet some... animals in space, why they're there I have no clue, and you're apparently being fired upon by rockets coming from... I have no idea.
The latest update seems to have tweaked the difficulty to be less hard than before, but it still remains quite difficult. There's just a sense of randomness when a rocket is incoming or a deadly environmental object is around: it feels like some deaths are completely unavoidable.
It doesn't help, either, that a hacker has given him/herself the highest score possible on each level and thus stands at #1 on all levels' leaderboard.
It feels like there's something to be said when looking at how many people have successfully completed each planet (based on the total number on each leaderboard) and it diminishes greatly as you go from one to the next...
Astro Shark HD
Unit9 has done an AWESOME job with Astro Shark! It may only contain 11 stages, but with a new gameplay mechanic added with each stage, and the difficulty increasing with each level - on top of the 3 objectives for each stage and a score-chasing drive with the help of GC leaderboards, Astro Shark is definitely an action/arcade game with some longevity and loads of replay value. Not to mention it's huge amount of polish and charm. I can not recommend this one enough! The physics, controls, graphics, atmosphere, music... it all comes together perfectly creating a fantastic gameplay experience!
Great pick up and play game
Like most iOS users, games are meant to be played in short periods. This game gives fills my need for a quick fix. It can be a little difficult at first but once you get the hang of it, you will be great. Graphics are beautiful as well.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Mar 13, 2013
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 48.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: unit9
- © unit9 apps
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.