The basic story follows a fish named Oscar, who is known to the public as a shark slayer, though in reality he does nothing of the sort. The game features many different styles of gameplay, the two most popular being one where you flee towards the screen from a very angry shark by pushing the directional arrows at the right time to dodge, and the other being a dancing game.
Thatís right, there is a healthy bit of dancing in the Shark Tale game, and it supports the DDR pad to boot. The moves arenít terribly complex, but everyone seemed to enjoy the change of pace, and the music was also enticing. The song that was available to play at the show was ďCanít Touch ThisĒ from MC Hammer, and the developers promise a wide variety of both old and new school songs for your dancing pleasure.
Sounds like a wacky game? The constant lines to dance as a fish dancing to Hammer, and the smooth underwater graphics and cool character say that youíll be sneaking this one away from your younger siblings this fall.
7/26/2004 Aaron Thomas