There’s no stopping the hungry shark, so don’t even try. You’re not Roy Scheider, and this isn’t Jaws. This is Hungry Shark, a game that stars a feral killing machine with a bottomless pit for a stomach and an unquenchable lust for blood, meat, and bone marrow.
Just like in the first two installments of the game, you control the eponymous shark on its Andrew Zimmern-like quest to explore the world and eat everything in it. To control the hungry shark you can use tilt or a d-pad, both of which work just fine. To dash, just touch the screen.
Once you know how to play, you’re free to explore the game world however you’d like. The only thing you need to do is keep chowing down on living things to make sure your health meter doesn’t run out. Edible sea creatures of all kinds populate the ocean, so you can wander around at your leisure, looking for new areas and picking up the collectible junk scattered about.
Nutritious and delicious.
But the sea isn’t entirely safe, even for a shark. You’ll have to be careful around mines, puffer fish, crabs, jellyfish, and other sharks looking to out-alpha you. You’ll also come across shark-hunting humans armed with knives or harpoons. The basic gameplay of eating and exploring is just as fun as it’s always been.
Which leads us to our chief complaint about Hungry Shark – Part 3: you won’t find much new here. Sure, it’s a different environment with some new food types, but the gameplay remains exactly the same. You’re still swimming around more or less aimlessly, collecting trinkets and devouring sea life to keep your health bar from running out.
That said, playing the game is still a lot of fun. If you’ve never tried a Hungry Shark game, you can download Hungry Shark – Part 1 for free on the App Store. If you dig that and want more of the same, pick up Part 3. Just don’t expect a whole lot of surprises.