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Sky Shark Sky Shark - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Sky Shark - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Take your plane on a bombing run over land and sea. Overhead view of plane with easily ten or twenty enemies on screen and firing at you at any time. Blow open buildings to reveal hidden tanks before they can come outside and shoot at you.

Sky Shark was produced by Romstar in 1987.

Romstar released 9 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1987. Romstar was based in United States.

Other machines made by Romstar during the time period Sky Shark was produced include: Time Soldiers, Cal .50 - Caliber Fifty, Championship Bowling, Down Town, and Fire Shark


Name Sky Shark
Developer Romstar (United States)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9574
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Sky Shark Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireBomb
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cabaret/Mini
Control Panel Sky Shark Control Panel Image

Game Play

A standard vertical shoot-em-up that is very playable with nice colorful graphics and natty music. Pickup power-ups that add cannons to your weaponry. Semi-Bosses near the end of levels.

Sky Shark KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.85 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.20

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music 5.00

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 uses the same boardset as ITwin CobraI. It can be converted into this game by switching the ROM sets.


COPY OF IHishou SameIBRLICENSOR TaitoToaplanPThis game was licensed to Romstar for distribution in the US. It is known as IFlying SharkI in all other countries except Japan.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Sky Shark Census

There are 14,823 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 120 known instances of this machine owned by Sky Shark collectors who are active members. Of these, 12 of them are original dedicated machines. 25 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 83 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Sky Shark machines for sale. There are 4 active VAPS members with a Sky Shark circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Sky Shark.

This game ranks a 36 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 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]

Alternate Cabinet Images

The small, dedicated cabinet image provided by Arcade Alex is supposedly from Australia.



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Sky Shark Arcade Marquee 26" x 8"

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Sky Shark Taito Romstar Marquee Sign Restaurant Bar Wall Hanger Of69

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Sky Shark Arcade JAMMA PCB Board - Original

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Flyer ROMSTAR SKY SHARK Video Game advertisement original see pic

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Sky Shark Taito Jamma Arcade PCB Faulty Bootleg

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 1 230.00 230.00
All Years 1 230.00 230.00


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