Jaws Revenge

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Chomping people is the point of so-so movie tie-in.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

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
Language
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

What 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.

User Reviews

Adult Written byYumyumitsmrkakapipi November 18, 2011

12+aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Too violent for 12+12+12+ do you hear me 12+ alright 12+
Kid, 10 years old December 30, 2012

violent but good

This game is a little violent and bloody, but not to bad. Not for kids under 8
Kid, 10 years old October 30, 2013

10 and up

only a bit of blood and there is a setting that makes there be tiny bit of blood

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. 

App details

For kids who love arcade games and movie apps

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