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Shark JAWS Shark JAWS - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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You are a deep-sea diver trying to catch small fish while avoiding a great white shark that is trying to eat you. Points are scored for catching small fish.

Shark JAWS was produced by Atari in 1975.

Atari released 137 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Atari was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari during the time period Shark JAWS was produced include: Pursuit, World Cup Football, Gran Trak 10, Gran Trak 20, Pin Pong, Goal IV, Jet Fighter, Crash 'N Score, Hi-Way, and Anti-Aircraft II -- aka Anti-Aircraft


Name Shark JAWS
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1975
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9509
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Shark JAWS KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.03 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.10

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 3.50
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 3.00

Gameplay 4.50
Graphics 2.67
Originality 4.50
Sound/Music 3.50

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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This game is based on and inspired by the movie "Jaws".


This game is also known as JAWS.
LICENSOR:Horror Games

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Shark JAWS Census

There are 14,908 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,161 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 9 known instances of this machine owned by Shark JAWS collectors who are active members. Of these, 6 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 4 active VAPS members currently looking for Shark JAWS.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 29; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 29; Color photo

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