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Shark Attack


Shark Attack (c) 03/1981 Pacific Novelty.


Divers come out from nowhere to hunt you down. But you're a shark, and a hungry one at that. So... DINNERTIME! (Just watch out for those harpoons.)


- TECHNICAL -


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 1 Mhz), Samples


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 192 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 16


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 (MUNCH, THRUST)


- TRIVIA -


This game has a cassette that plays a loop. The loop lasts forty-five seconds, and consists of four voices (three male, one female) looking for, reacting to and trying to catch a shark. There's also some general references to diving on the tape.


- SCORING -


1st 4 divers eaten : 50 points each.

5th diver : 300 points.

6th-8th divers : 100 points.

9th diver : 500 points.

10th-12th divers : 200 points.

13th diver : 700 points.

14th-16th divers : 300 points.

17th diver : 900 points.

18th-20th diver : 400 points.

21st diver : 1,300 points.

22nd-24th diver : 500 points.

25th diver : 1,750 points.

26-28th diver : 750 points.


Upon eating the twenty-eighth diver you get an extra shark and the scoring starts over at 50 points.