Hungry Shark World
- Last update: 1 year ago
- Version: 1.9.0
- Size: 357.82M
- Compatibility: 4.4 and up
- Author: Ubisoft Entertainment
- Content rating: Rated for 12+
- Package name: com.ubisoft.hungrysharkworld
- Version: 1.6.2
- Size: 699 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: Ubisoft
- Content rating: Rated 12+ for the following:
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- In-App Purchases:
- Can full of Gems $4.99
- Can full of Gold $4.99
- Bucket full of Gems $9.99
- Boat full of Gems $19.99
- Bucket full of Gold $9.99
- Boat full of Gold $19.99
- Sea of Gems $49.99
- Ocean of Gems $99.99
- Bonus Pack $9.99
- Sea of Gold $49.99
Hungry Shark World review
Hungry Shark World is a bigger and “badder” sequel to Hungry Shark Evolution that infuses the original with numerous additions and refinements. You will control a shark once again in a feeding frenzy and eat anything you can to fight off starvation.
You will feast on various shark delicacies from bite-sized fish and birds to tasty whales and silly humans. However, you should watch out for the bad things like toxic waste, armed deep sea divers, jellyfish, and of course bigger sharks.
Hungry Shark World is artful and rendered beautifully, although the cartoony sharks look so intense they are almost grotesque. But once they start moving, you don’t notice how they look — only how they bite.
The sharks feel more manic and faster than their previous versions, and the gameplay sessions are well designed with truly outstanding water physics at the surface and creature design underwater. However, the side-scrolling layout takes away from the 3D effects, so the game looks more like a 2D experience.
The heart of the game is to eat as much prey as possible earning points and golds to grow your shark as large as you can. Hungry Shark World features 17 shark species you can collect, each with different abilities and idiosyncratic styles, including the comical Basking Shark, the agile Hammerhead, and the iconic Great White.
Each shark has different strength but the same line of stats — speed, bite and boost. Depending on these stats, your shark’s performance will vary, but the core gameplay remains the same: you swim from shore to shore and munch on anything that gets in your way.
Along with new sharks, Hungry Sharks World features three maps to explore and even some new “pets” to accompany you, including a cute octopus named Kraken, a baby beluga, or a tiny killer whale you can win on a daily contest. Besides, you will unlock more accessories to dress your shark further in the game.
These three maps in Hungry Shark World are three distinct locations with the Pacific Island, Arabian Sea, and the Arctic Ocean to swim in. Each map is quite expansive with multiple types of the area to explore including a secret military base, sunken ship, harbor, volcano, and even a resort swimming pool.
The rounds are endless, but there’s an overarching upgrade set-up, which allows you to improve your current shark and work towards unlocking other ones. Larger sharks can eat bigger creatures that were problematic for your smaller shark, survive longer and explore new areas. The shark upgrade structure brings a nice lasting appeal to the game.
Hungry Shark World offers rotating missions to swim a certain distance, survive for a set amount of time, or eat specific items. Plus, you can collect the letters of “hungry” to unlock a special mode where your shark grows three times in size with the ability to eat anything of a short duration. So, the game is an endless high score challenge with various types of multipliers, bonuses and score enhancers.
While Hungry Sharks World is an improvement in many ways on its predecessor, it has some noticeable bugs. Swimming up on land, attacking humans or birds and jumping out of the water can trigger a jumpy screen or a half disappearing shark.
Hungry Shark World is a side scroller where you have to drag the movement joystick to move the shark up, down, left or right. It’s easy to control it, and always fun to attack a wide assortment of creatures while trying to balance your health meter.
Plus, tapping on the screen, you can activate the rechargeable boost when its meter is filled.
Replay Value 4,5/5
Hungry Shark World doesn’t reinvent the wheel but improves upon the formula with more incentive to replay. There is an awful lot to do in the game, and no energy system gets in the way to have fun.
The game provides a good deal of replayability, especially for the younger audience. There is even an option to turn off the blood in the game’s settings, which doesn’t make the action less entertaining.
Hungry Shark World has no limited lives, no energy systems, and no timer to prevent you from jumping right back in the water as many times as you wish. So, you can keep playing for as long as your appetite allows without any in-app purchases.
All the freemium mechanics are relatively optional in the game. With the premium currency, you can unlock new locations and upgrade your sharks quicker.
The prices range from $4,99 for the can full of gems or can full of gold to $99,99 for the ocean of gems. You can spend these gems and gold to unlock such new sharks like Tiger Shark worth 500 gems, a Great White Shark worth 900, and others. They bring more juice to be squeezed since the bigger and "badder" sharks have more challenging missions.
Hungry Shark World is a lot of fun. It’s fast, ferocious, brainless, and filled with a wicked sense of humor that can appeal to the younger players as well.
The game has plenty of challenges to complete and is simple enough to be played by pretty much anyone. If you have time to kill some fish, humans, and birds, go ahead and lose yourself to the colorful, hectic and addictive fun.
Hungry Shark World is a colorful underwater adventure that is well worth picking up.
Pros : No life, energy, or timer constraints;
Loads of content.
Cons : Buggy, especially on land;
Stuffed with IAPs.
Replay Value 4.5