Other levels have you swim around Reef City hunting for specific items, all while dodging pesky crabs, angry puffer fish, jelly fish and other obstacles. The first of which comes early in the game, where Oscar busts out with an impromptu dance while being interviewed by Katy Current Ha! All you need to do is follow the green arrows that pop up on the screen prior to key moments to avoid being eaten. You'll very rarely be hurting for health, though. The dance is difficult in the Upper Reef City. Oscar soon comes to realize that his claim may have serious consequences. When we collect white pearls these increases our money by 10.
You'll need to swim behind barrels, crates and other obstructions to keep from getting caught. The first as mentioned above sees you saving furniture. Pixar released the smash-hit Finding Nemo in May 2003, and now Dreamworks has just released its own brand of oceanic hijinks with Shark Tale. It's pretty and it sounds great. Security fish or sharks will spot you as you make your way from barrel to barrel, but won't come investigating.
Twenty minutes into the game and I'd already cleared the first two areas and had filled up both my apartment and penthouse with goods. Most of these games are straightforward and almost too easy plus a few can be downright frustrating. Every one of the missions, including the stealth ones a usual bane for impatient players can be passed with little effort. Shark Tale escapes the fate of most big-license games. This interactive underwater adventure is based on the 2004 feature film of the same title, which tells the tale of two misfits -- a kind-hearted shark and a fast-talking fish -- who swim into trouble together when each tries to be something he is not.
Though Reef City can be a bit confusing at first entry, the simple interface makes getting around town and interacting with the environment quite simple. Unfortunately, it's next to impossible to get caught. Will Smith's patented Family-Friendly Hustler persona might still be an acquired taste, but I can tell you from experience that it's better than having some yokel get on the mic. Arcade Spot will bring you the best games without downloading and a fun online gaming experience on the internet. It's fun, short and not too challenging.
Shark Tale feels like a series of mini-games, with only loose attention paid to the storyline. You need to dart back and forth across the screen saving lava lamps and various knick-knacks before they shatter on the ocean floor. It's also excruciatingly simple to play and complete. The game also continues the film's theme of materialistic consumption, prominent corporate branding, and the importance of being rich and famous, which leaves a bad taste in the mouth by the time you get to the credits. Shark Tale has been developed by Activision and is a great game for small kids.
But it gives you something to do with all the money you'll find floating throughout the game. And let's not spend any time getting into my opinion of the voice acting: if the dialogue from the film was this bad, I don't know if I could handle it. We can race with other fishes but small kids could find it difficult to win. Here, you'll assume the role of Oscar, a fast-talking fish who ends up in trouble when he takes credit for the accidental-death of a mob boss's son. Instead of focusing on one style of play, Shark Tale adopts a far more eclectic approach. Intially you are evicted from your apartment as you are broke and cannot afford to pay your house rent. When he's not proving himself in one of these events, Oscar can explore Reef City, which includes many locations featured in the film and a number of all-new environments.
In order to save them, you need to swim around each item as it falls to slow them down. The most funloving aspect of this game is that you can buy furniture for your house and can even dance at night clubs and go around the town collecting music Cd's. Not from any considerable challenge game wise, but because it does so many things right. Really, if Shark Tale stumbled here this whole game would have fallen apart as the gameplay by itself just isn't strong enough to keep this game afloat. If you do get spotted, it's pretty easy in most any situation to just race to the next stage of the mission and lose the tail. Instead of swimming through the ocean depths at your fancy, Shark Tale glues Oscar on a predefined route.
The mini-games fall into a few different varieties such as dancing where you push the d-pad in the appropriate direction at the right time or searching a fish city for specific characters. Then again, it's just a starter sequence; an appetizer of what's to come. Graphics are quite good for this style of game, and look very similar to the characters from the film. Gameplay comes in several flavors: dancing, which rips off Dance Dance Revolution; adventure, which is where Oscar searches areas in stealth mode; escaping, which has Oscar swimming away in rail-shooter fashion; racing, which is, you guessed it, racing; and finally fighting, which is the boss battle mode. Unlike the console version where you could enter virtually any building to steal someone's food or explore, you'll only have a few set pieces, and the food has been distributed across the area in the form of floating submarine sandwiches. It's a kiddy game that ended up being pretty good. In any case, junior will most definitely not smash the keyboard out of sheer frustration on this one.