By Chris Morris,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Chomping people is the point of so-so movie tie-in.
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What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
The controls are pretty basic and easy to grasp.
Violence & Scariness
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.
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Products & Purchases
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.
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.
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Is It Any Good?
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.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Release date: October 8, 2011
- Category: Arcade Games
- Publisher: Fuse Powered Inc.
- Version: 1.1
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.1.3 or later
- Last updated: August 22, 2016
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