Future Games released the 6th installment of the Hungry Shark game in 2016 for Android and iOS. Hungry Shark World is an action game where the movement is in 2D although the background simulates a 3D one. The tutorial is the loading screen where there are only 2 controls: Move or boost. You start by dropping straight into action and your main aim is to eat other fish. Fish give gold coins and fill the hunger bar – of your very hungry shark – which decreases at a very fast rate, so you need to be constantly eating!

Hungry Shark World Game-play

The world for Hungry Shark World is ample, offering a wide variety of other unique fish and even humans. It is quite fun seeing how those mere humans run from your mighty shark! However, some do fight back or even pursue you. Some fish are passive whilst others may attack back so take care of your HP or you will lose! Watch out as there are also traps lurking around. Also, the deeper you go the more dangerous it becomes.

You must collect as many coins by killing as many fish as you can to help you upgrade your shark’s speed, bite, and boost after each match. In addition, the game offers a small amount of customization. One way is by changing your shark’s appearance via objects like headphones, although many of these require gems which are in-app purchased. On the other hand, there are a few available objects like jetpacks or force fields to help you out in your hunt, as well as other purchasable maps.

It is good to see that whilst Hungry Shark World encourages people to pay, it is not a pay-to-win game nor a pay-to-proceed game, as you can play as much as you want. Nonetheless, it gets frustrating as, after a while of playing, your thumb – which must remain in the screen to move at all times – can get quite tired. Lastly, it might seem unfair as a game so focused on leaderboards offers revive for those who do pay.

Hungry Shark World Graphics

In Hungry Shark World, the textures are average at best with a cartoonish and bright appearance, making it attractive and suitable for a younger audience. The models for each living fish is quite realistic and well done, whilst the animations feel vivid. Overall, the game’s graphics are playable but at times it might feel very chaotic especially due to all the numbers popping up as you gain kill-streaks.

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Verdict: Overall, Hungry Shark World is a very simple, entertaining, and nice game to play one or two games whilst you are waiting or in a queue. It offers some progression and it is free to play so make sure to at least try it out!
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Pros
  • Fun, intuitive and straight to the point with the action, with nice cartoonish graphics.
  • Offers the possibility to progress after each game and become mightier with bigger sharks
Cons
  • Low replayability it gets too simple and repetitive in the later stages of the game.
  • Lack of in-depth knowledge, especially in the later stages of the game.
  • Your thumb gets tired after having to constantly have it on the screen.
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