Hungry Shark Evolution Review
- Publisher: Future Games of London
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 24 Oct, 2012
- Size: 76.9 MB
- Price: FREE!
- It's lots of fun gulping down such huge quantities of fish, birds, and even the elusive man.
- A serene and picturesque environment despite all this mayhem.
- The player seems a bit caged in in regards to exploration.
If you've ever wanted to play a hungry shark, gobbling up everything with-in swimming distance, this is definitely your game. It's a lot of fun too!
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There have been plenty of games through the years that have let us swim around under the sea as Dolphins, but very few that let us gain control of the master predator himself, Mr Shark (cause you damn well better approach these merciless killing machines with respect). Hungry Shark Evolution changes all that by presenting us with a game based on a stunning contrast. The serene beauty of swimming around the calm blue ocean, punctuated by a feeding frenzy of tropical fish, turtles, and man alike. Truly a smorgasbord for the senses.
And in terms of sensory pleasure, the game does deliver on sight, sound, and touch. The art style conveys a lush underwater world ripe for exploration, the sound creates a relaxing atmosphere, even when you're jumping up in the air to gobble up a pelican, and the controls do their best to aid the experience. The shark swims via a tight tilt interface, with a simple touch of the screen to engage the dash meter in case you wish to leap into the air, or chase down a particularly fast fleeing fish.
Your health is combined as a sort of stamina meter as well. If you don't continuously chow down everything in your path, your meter will go down, and the game is over once that reaches zero (and it can also be lowered by larger sharks, jellyfish, and all other sorts of nasties). Once dead, all the coins you've collected in your underwater travels can be used to upgrade your shark. During the game, nudging sea shells will unlock missions that when completed will reward you with coins and experience. Once your shark levels up enough, it will grow into a greater species, and more of the world will be at your fingertips.
And while these upgrade mechanics give a nice sense of progression tied into the mission structure, the underwater world that the game presents nurtures this want for exploration, yet so little of it is available to you from the get-go. This might discourage a little, but really, swimming around and chomping things is more than fun enough to recommend this title to anyone who wants an amusing, enjoyable way to pass some time.
Description***Game of the Year 2013!*** (TIGA Awards)
Experience life as a Shark in the ultimate test of survival. Jaw dropping 3D graphics and action packed gameplay. Grow from a pup into a 10 ton Great White Shark! Eat your way around a diverse aquatic world full of wonder and danger.
Feast on tasty sea creatures, swimmers, turtles and fishermen to grow into a giant. Battle enemy sharks, submarines, and the weird creatures of the deep. Chain up combo bonuses to gain massive hiscores!
Complete missions and find treasure to earn coins and gems. Spend these rewards on upgrading your sharks abilities or buy special life-saving items. Progress to unlock the most ferocious beasts in the sea: Mako Shark, Hammerhead, Tiger Shark and the almighty Great White.
+ Optimised for iPhone 5s, iPad Air & iPad Mini
+ Console quality 3D graphics
+ 6 Shark species to grow & upgrade
+ Unlock Baby Sharks & other awesome extras!
+ A huge free-roaming world to terrorise
+ Intuitive touch or tilt controls
+ Sunken treasure to discover
+ Many weird & wonderful creatures to eat
+ 45 missions to complete
+ A clockwork robot gibbon
+ Game Center & Facebook social features
Regular updates on the way - new features, content and challenges to keep you coming back for more!
This app contains In-App Purchases which allow you to buy Gems and Coin currency which can be spent on upgrades and accessories. Gems and Coins can also be collected in game without requiring purchase, or by watching video advertisements from the Treasure screen.
This game contains advertising. Advertising is disabled if you make any purchase.
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