Parents' Guide to

Shark Tale

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Great way to continue movie's frolicking fun.

Game Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox 2004
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 6+
Movie is fine. My 7 year old loves it.
age 2+

False advertising

Not even about the sharks

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Both the Windows and console versions of Shark Tale are amusing to play. Kid-testers loved interacting with the characters from the movie; the hip-hop and R&B music licensed for the games (including Outkast, Will Smith, MC Hammer, Sean Paul, and Ziggy Marley) had them toe-tapping as they swam.

Kid-testers who played both versions favored the Windows game because its controls work better (you even get caught in water currents), it allowed players to choose what kind of activity they wanted to play, and it presented a larger coral reef environment to explore. The console game rigidly determines the order in which you play the games and doesn't offer the player an opportunity for free exploration. But it does have more levels, and its games are more challenging. Price: $29.99 (PC for Windows), $49.99 (Xbox, PS2, GameCube).

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