Flying Shark by Firebird

Synopsis:

Flying Shark is the definitive conversion of this shoot-em-up, chart topping classic hit from Taito. Develop your strategy as you face swarms of enemy planes, tanks, gun emplacements and a host of sea-borne craft as you bomb, blast and battle your way into arcade history.

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Original Advertising and Promotional Work

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Original Instructions

Note: Many of these instructions have been OCRed and may not have been proofread, as a result spelling errors, broken English and grammar are likely.

About

The fight is coming to an end and it doesn't look good for our side. High command have recalled you, the great combat ace, to fly a lone mission against overwhelming odds, to win this desperate battle and ultimately, save mankind. We're all depending on you, so best of luck.

Flying the Shark

Joystick - To start the game after loading, press the fire button. Use the fire button to shoot the enemy planes. You can also drop smart bombs by holding down the fire button.

Keyboard - Press the quote key (") to start the game and fire at the enemy. Hold the quote key down longer for smart bombs. To move your plane - L = Up, Full Stop = Down, A = Left and S = Right, Pause = 4

In either mode, the following keys apply:

To select one or two player mode hold down keys 1 or 2 until music stops.

Press 3 before starting a game to re-define the keyboard.

To quit the game press the Q key while paused.

Bonus Scores If the 1up symbol flashes, shoot the entire enemy formation to gain a bonus symbol.

Pick up the floating symbols for extra fire-power or smart bombs.

Extra planes are awarded at 50,000 points, 150,000 points and every 150,000 after (a maximum of 9 planes are available).

Hot from the arcades, Flying Shark is the definitive conversion of this shoot-em-up, chart-topping classic hit from Taito. Develop your strategy as you face swarms of enemy planes, tanks, gun emplacements and a host of sea-borne craft as you bomb, blast and battle your way into arcade history.

Cheat Mode

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This one will give you infinite lives and smart bombs:

10 DATA 21,37,bd,36,c3,23
20 DATA 36,36,23,36,be,21
30 DATA 70,3e,36,c3,23,36
40 DATA 19,23,36,be,c3,00
50 DATA 3e,32,46,a1,14,7a
60 DATA fe,40,28,01,e9,e5
70 DATA 21,3e,01,36,c3,21
80 DATA 70,3e,36,32,23,36
90 DATA 46,23,36,a1,e1,e9
100 DATA 21,3d,be,22,b6,01
110 DATA c9,21,18,01,22,a5
120 DATA 4f,22,70,3b,c3,00
130 DATA c0
140 MEMORY &3000:y=0
150 FOR x=&BE00 TO &BE48
160 READ a$:VAL("&"+a$)
170 POKE x,a:y=y+a:NEXT
180 IF y<>&1933 THEN 120
190 LOAD "shark1"
200 CALL &BE00
210 PRINT "Data Error"
220 END

Poke by Phil Howard for Amstrad Action. - submitted by Malc (CPC Zone Staff)

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At address 4FA6 poke 00 for infinite smart bombs - submitted by Malc (CPC Zone Staff)

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Loading Screen Comparison

Flying Shark Amstrad CPC Loading Screen Amstrad CPC Version
Flying Shark ZX Spectrum Loading Screen Spectrum Version
Flying Shark Commodore 64 Loading Screen Commodore 64 Version

Your Comments and Memories

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"very good vertical shooter indeed! total speccy conversion but dont let that bother you this is a solid shooter."


Personal rating :

7 7/10

Posted by khisanth | Report |

"A great arcade conversion... look past the bad use of colour and you'll find one of the best shoot-em-ups on the CPC. Fantastic stuff, and one I've completed. "


Personal rating :

8 8/10

Posted by UKmarkh | Report |

"Not a bad arcade conversion - lacks some decent speed and that extra grunt you get from awesome firepower.... "


Personal rating :

5 5/10

Posted by cpc4eva | Report |

"Ahhh this is dangerously cute and highly addictive! Great, cutesy graphics (mode 1 palette) and hard gameplay that you won`t put down for hours! Definately one of the best shooters on the CPC!"


Personal rating :

8 8/10

Posted by Gryzor | Report |

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