I’d never played – or even heard of – the Hungry Shark series, but figured I’d jump straight in at the deep end (no pun intended) with the third instalment. Why the hell not? It’s not exactly the Godfather trilogy we’re dealing with here.
Having said that, Hungry Shark - Part 3 is actually surprisingly good. Remember Ecco the Dolphin? It’s a bit like that.
There are two main components in Hungry Shark - Part 3. Firstly, you have to keep eating stuff to stop your shark from starving to death. He’s a hungry sumbitch, so you’ll want to have your finger poised to boost at all times.
The second thingy is your score. By eating lots of different foodstuffs in quick succession, you can rack up multipliers. There are also 10 secret treasures lying deep in the ocean, so exploring is encouraged. The kitchen sink, for example, yields mega pointage.
It’s not always a case of simply bumping into things to eat them. Some fish will prick or sting or electrify you, and others will escape if you’re too slow. Keep an eye out for other sharks too, as they’ll invariably attempt to maul you.
Control wise, you can go for touch or tilt. I stuck with the default accelerometer-based controls; tapping the screen boosts. You can calibrate your iDevice in the Options menu and adjust the sensitivity if necessary.
That’s about it; nice and simple, and oddly compelling. I’ll probably go back to Shark Attack – Part 3 after posting this review, and it’s not very often that happens.
- Lots of things to eat
- Eating humans is great
- Plenty of exploring to do
- Nothing in particular
- A bit samey, I guess
Summary: Shark Attack – Part 3 is free. As such, I recommend you download it and chomp on some humans.
Developer: Future Games of London
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (2nd generation), iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.