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ⓘ Hungry Shark is a series of arcade-style RPG games developed and published by Future Games of London and Ubisoft. The games allow players to control several uni ..




                                     

ⓘ Hungry Shark

Hungry Shark is a series of arcade-style RPG games developed and published by Future Games of London and Ubisoft. The games allow players to control several unique species of sharks, including mako sharks, great white sharks, hammerhead sharks, reef sharks, and megalodon. To progress, the player must consume other marine animals and grow in size until the next, more powerful shark is available for purchase. In May 2016, Hungry Shark World was downloaded 10 million times in six days, reaching the top 10 free iPhone and Android apps. In 2018, Hungry Shark World was released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. It featured better graphics, and the complete removal of micro transactions.

                                     

1. Editions of Hungry Shark

Hungry Shark Trilogy 2012–2013

  • Hungry Shark: Part 1

The first game in the trilogy and the first in the series.

  • Hungry Shark: Part 2

A sequel to the previous game.

  • Hungry Shark: Part 3

The final game in the trilogy.

  • Hungry Shark: Trilogy re-release

A compilation of the first 3 games, updated with HD graphics

Hungry Shark: Night

The final game to be published solely by Future Games of London.

Hungry Shark Evolution 2014

The first Hungry Shark game originally released by Future Games of London in 2012 and later published by Ubisoft in 2013 after the studio was officially acquired by the latter.

Hungry Shark World 2016

A sequel to Hungry Shark Evolution, reached 50 million downloads. The game includes lots of new sharks and many returning ones. The game is still being updated today.

Hungry Shark VR

A version of Hungry Shark that is in VR and runs on Google Daydream.

Hungry Dragon 2018

A spinoff of Hungry Shark, where the player controls a flying dragon.

                                     

2. Gameplay

Hungry Shark revolves around the player, a lone shark, consuming various marine species to grow in size until the subsequent, more powerful sharks are unlocked. The number of species the player is able to consume depends on the strength of the shark; for instance, a reef shark cannot eat lionfish, but a great white shark is able to, or a megamouth shark Hungry Shark World is unable to eat small mines, but a megalodon is able to. Not all creatures can be consumed, and some are hostile towards the shark.

As the player progresses, the hazards posed to them increase; helicopters may begin dropping explosive barrels into the sea, or fisherman may seek out the player in an attempt to end their frenzy. In addition to these foes, the sharks health constantly deteriorates and can only be restored when food is consumed; if the player goes without food for too long, the shark will die. Each shark possesses a unique ability such as freezing breath or a boost that can be upgraded.

Like many other mobile games, the Hungry Shark series offers each game for free but charges real world money for additional gold which can be acquired by playing the game and gems which can also be collected in the game. This freemium model has been met with criticism from some journalists.