The press release for Sharknado: The Video Game says it’s based on the “cult classic.” I’m not sure I’d go quite that far just yet, but SyFy is sure working hard to get it there, so I’ll let them have their fun with success while you have your fun the game. Developed by the appropriately named Other Ocean, in partnership with the inappropriately named Majesco Entertainment Company, Sharknado: The Video Game is now available for download on iOS.
In Sharknado: The Video Game, you’ll play as Fin as you race to destroy a series of shark-infested tornadoes threatening New York City. I’m not sure I understand the urgency, considering tornados end pretty quickly and sharks can’t sustain life in a temporarily flooded city, but no good game ever came from just waiting it out.
That, and I like this quote from the game’s director, Frank Cifaldi; “We still have a soft spot for the licensed games of our childhoods, the ones that took a lot of strange liberties in the name of fun, and I think we’ve succeeded in bringing that feeling to the 21st century.”
I’m all about strange liberties in the name of fun. And so, in Sharknado: The Video Game, players will:
- Run through the streets of Manhattan wielding a broadsword
- Bounce off of the backs of tiger sharks to reach higher ground
- Feed buckets of fish to angry sharks to avoid dyinh
- Surf New York’s flooded avenues, avoiding hammerhead stampedes
- Collect official Sharknado trading cards
- Fly into the heart of the sharknado clutching tightly to a chainsaw
- Learn valuable lessons about sharks…and themselves
Learn more about Sharknado: The Video Game at www.sharknadogame.com, or just head on over the App Store where you can pick it up for $2.99 (plus in-app purchases…because game publishers can be sharks, too).