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Sharks in Video Games

Posted by Michael Koczwara On August - 4 - 2011 3 Comments

With Shark Week coming to a close, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at some of the sharks that have graced our favorite video game series. While some may be small references or actual shark appearances, sharks have played a role in our video games that some of us may not have noticed.


Snacker (Banjo Kazooie)


Not only was Snacker an enemy the bird and bear could not kill, it was one of the most fearful enemies in the game, complete with theme music. He appears in the Treasure Trove Cove and Rusty Bucket Bay worlds.


Guppy (Super Mario Galaxy)

This shark may not be out to get you, but he is ready to challenge you to a race in the Sea Slide Galaxy. Beat him in a race and the Power Star is yours. A generic shark also appears in Super Mario 64.


FI-03 Neptune (Resident Evil Outbreak)

Besides the fact that they were tested on to see how the T-virus works on sea creatures, not much is known about these mutated sharks. Two of them do appear before the Racoon University in the Resident Evil series.


 Sharpedo (Pokemon)

A Pokemon introduced in the third generation, this shark is, well, a shark. Nothing too special about this one, aside from the fact that your Pikachu can finally duke it out with a shark.


Gyrog (Zelda: Wind Waker)


One of the more common enemies found in the Great Sea, the Gyrog acts as any shark, this time jumping out of the water hopping to get a bite out of Link and the King of Red Lions. The Wind Waker also sports a very cool Shark Island.


And a few more sharks worth pointing out…


Robot Shark (Spyro)



Shark (Animal Crossing)



Pook Shark and Sand Shark (Ratchet and Clank)


Shark (Final Fantasy)



Shark Man (Mega Man 3)



And of course… JAWS

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3 Responses so far.

  1. Spirit15 says:

    You forgot the Shark jumping out of the water from Donkey Kong Country Returns! :O

    Just kidding, great article, and I lol’d at the Sharpedo part. =P

  2. mark says:

    i fear snacker to this day

  3. Ryou says:

    What about Gyorg from Majora’s mask he was kinda a shark

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