Jaws Revenge

 
Chomping people is the point of so-so movie tie-in.

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, scuba divers, and hang gliders (among others). And when your shark takes a bite, the water is filled with blood.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The app is tied in with the famous movie of the same name. Users can also buy coins for power-ups via in-app purchase for prices ranging from $1 to $10.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Minor privacy concerns. Players can opt in to Apple’s Game Center to track scores and achievements, and for some games, challenge friends. Players can send and receive friend requests using an email address or Game Center nickname, revealing the first and last name associated with each party’s Apple ID and, in the case of email requests, the sender’s email address. With iOS 5, players can opt to have a private or public profile, which can include a photo. With a public profile, your real name is visible to all other players, and Game Center will recommend you to other players using your real name. With a private profile, only your friends can see your real name, and Game Center will not recommend you to other players.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Jaws Revenge is a bloody tribute to the classic '70s horror film. Players assume the role of the shark, devouring as many fish, swimmers, divers, and more as they can in a short period of time. The attacks chum the water with plenty of blood (and terrified screams), and are much too intense for young players. The game also promotes in-app purchases for coins to buy power-ups, but those coins can be earned by playing through levels. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

If you've played Hungry Shark on your iDevice, you've pretty much played JAWS REVENGE. While the game is infinitely better than the first game based on the Steven Spielberg film classic, it's not really breaking any new ground -- and the game it chose to mimic wasn't a great one to begin with. This update is admittedly better than Hungry Shark, but it, too, ultimately gets repetitive -- even with the still-haunting John Williams music playing in the background. 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$.99
Release date:October 8, 2011
Category:Arcade Games
Size:19.80 MB
Publisher:Fuse Powered Inc.
Version:1.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.1.3 or later

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Kid, 10 years old October 30, 2013
age 10+
 

10 and up

only a bit of blood and there is a setting that makes there be tiny bit of blood
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Adult Written byYumyumitsmrkakapipi November 18, 2011
age 12+
 

12+aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Too violent for 12+12+12+ do you hear me 12+ alright 12+
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Kid, 10 years old December 30, 2012
age 9+
 

violent but good

This game is a little violent and bloody, but not to bad. Not for kids under 8
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Too much violence

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