Why you should be playing Jaws.io for iOS and Android

By , on February 15, 2019
Last modified 3 months ago

Jaws.io really has no right to be as good as it is. It's a movie tie-in game for a series that hasn't actually been any good for about forty years. And it's a .io game, most of which are just shovelware clones of other, more successful games. And yet, it manages to be one of the most compulsive and entertaining multiplayer mobile games we've played in a while.

The first thing you'll notice when you play the game are the two distinct roles. If you're a boat you're trying to save people, and using your cannons to try and kill the titular devil shark. But when you earn enough points, or manage to kill the toothy monster, you'll become the sea-faring flesh eater.

From there you need to eat as much as possible - be it other players, or the swimmers, boats, and animals that float and bob around the play area. It's great to swap from hunter to hunted, giving the game an extra layer of complexity.

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On top of that, the game looks amazing, all chunky sprites and funny-looking beasts. You've even got special moves - eat enough, or score enough points, and you'll be able to use them with a double tap. You've got dashes, more powerful shots, and more.

Games only last a couple of minutes, so there's no dragging your heels here, and your straight into the action as well. Everything feels like it's been designed with one thing in mind - fun - and it doesn't get much better than that.

If we've convinced you that, despite all of your gaming common sense, Jaws.io is worth playing, you can download it from the App Store by clicking right here.