Hungry Shark - Part 2

Common Sense Media says

Eat people and animals in toothless arcade game.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

The controls are pretty basic and easy to grasp.

Violence

The entire point of the game is devouring other creatures, including people swimming on the surface. And when your shark takes a bite, the water is filled with blood.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

A link lets players visit developer Future Games of London's website, but it's buried deep and there are no direct links to the iTunes app store. 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Via ScoreLoop, there is a global leader board. Users have the option to enter their email address and state and country, but are not required to do so. 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Hungry Shark 2 is a bloody arcade game. While it's fun to roleplay as a shark, the blood and attacks on humans (and penguins) are too intense for young players. Players can connect to leaderboards that ask them to create a username and submit an email address, plus state and country info -- though players can skip those steps.

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Kids say

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

For a low-priced app, there's not a lot to complain about with HUNGRY SHARK 2, but it's not a game that's going to wind up on your most-played list. It's a fun diversion for older kids, but the gameplay gets repetitive quickly -- boiling down to keep eating or you die. The graphics are nice and the sound effects that accompany each kill are fine, but even those get old after time. It might be a fair price for two games (the first Hungry Shark comes bundled with purchase), but ultimately Hungry Shark 2 is a one-trick pony. 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:$0.99
Release date:July 27, 2010
Category:Arcade Games
Publisher:Future Games of London
Version:2.0.0
Minimum software requirements:Android 1.5

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Kid, 11 years old November 25, 2012
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Best App

Hungry shark is a great game if you know where to go and how to get there. Violence is a minor issue, however, because your shark has to eat. When the shark eats you hear a gross sound-or scream if it's a human. Safety is also a minor concern because you have the choice to connect to GameCenter to post your score and show your online ranking. (this is optional) I think this game is ON for other kids 10+ who can handle small amounts of blood.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Safety and privacy concerns
Kid, 11 years old February 20, 2012
AGE
7
QUALITY
 

Sharks

i love this app its so much fun i don"t think its violent because when you eat a human or fish all you can see is blood is easily addicting i always play it
Kid, 10 years old March 9, 2011
AGE
4
QUALITY
 

ok

kind of fun but get addicting
What other families should know
Too much violence

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