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HWÆT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN
October 10, 2012 8:28 AM   Subscribe

Hail and well-met, ye good townsfolk! 'Forsooth, what ho is this? Why, 'tis thee Medieval Shark, sallying forth to rend asunder thy countryside!
posted by Smart Dalek (24 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Land shark.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 8:30 AM on October 10, 2012


Oh man I haven't hung out on Kongregate in a while so hooray for telling me there's a new shark game -- it is the fourth in an increasingly awesome series.
posted by griphus at 8:33 AM on October 10, 2012


I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON BUT I LOVE IT
posted by The Whelk at 8:41 AM on October 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


So, it's basically impossible to not get a high score, right?
posted by Curious Artificer at 8:44 AM on October 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


thanks for this
posted by marxchivist at 8:58 AM on October 10, 2012


Verily unto thee! I hath forgotten today unto is speaketh like a medieval day!
posted by slogger at 9:08 AM on October 10, 2012


Wow. The game has a lot of visual energy. That is a very fun look. Plus, it made history come alive and I enjoyed playing and learning.
posted by One Hand Slowclapping at 9:11 AM on October 10, 2012 [7 favorites]


It reminds me a lot of Moby Dick and Moby Dick 2, on Kongregate. There's less axing but more of the 'giant water creature jumping on boats'. It's slightly less manic but similar in feel and, uh, 'plot'.
posted by cobaltnine at 9:14 AM on October 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


there's so much happening i can't tell what's happening
posted by HumanComplex at 9:15 AM on October 10, 2012


It's... it's glorious...

So beautiful...
posted by PROD_TPSL at 9:29 AM on October 10, 2012


Jawes
posted by Kabanos at 9:34 AM on October 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Þis game is riȝt well lyk an othre ich habbe iplaid bifor.

Also, me þinkþ þin Englishe bieþ ful unwit.
posted by Jehan at 10:05 AM on October 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


Is there any more effective strategy than simply holding down the A and ↑ keys, and chortling like a Wall Street banker?
posted by CynicalKnight at 10:10 AM on October 10, 2012 [4 favorites]


Is there any more effective strategy than simply holding down the A and ↑ keys, and chortling like a Wall Street banker?

Use the down arrow key at the right time and you can get a jester hat for your shark from one of the treasure chests at the bottom of the sea.
posted by marxchivist at 10:19 AM on October 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


And a Robin Hood hat! And a Morning Star! And a massive sword!

Unfortunately, the Robin Hood hat supersedes the jester hat. You can't wear both at once.
posted by nailest at 10:23 AM on October 10, 2012


Wait wait wait...

You mean to tell me that when I hear all those old southerners saying "hwat" they're actually pronouncing it more like the original way?

I'm not sure if I like that. I'd much rather prefer that I am the sophisticated one looking down on their malformed English ways. *sigh*
posted by symbioid at 10:45 AM on October 10, 2012


Oddly satisfying to submerge and destroy the zeppelin.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:03 PM on October 10, 2012


Oddly satisfying to submerge and destroy the zeppelin.

1980s hit-the-key-to-run-Olympics-game flashbacks!
posted by alasdair at 1:24 PM on October 10, 2012


I highly appreciate subtle, nuanced gaming such as this. Quite.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 1:27 PM on October 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


I believe the proper term is "bulette".
posted by boo_radley at 1:35 PM on October 10, 2012


The peasants yelling "OMG SHARK" really made this work. Most immersive gameplay of the century!
posted by zinful at 1:55 PM on October 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Shark games: eating a dead horse.
posted by JHarris at 7:06 PM on October 10, 2012


Finally! A game to outdo Dolphin Dash.

Figures they'd both be from Mausland. Comparing that thread (from 2004) with this one is, well, quite amusing.
posted by 7segment at 10:05 PM on October 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


I ended up dreaming about this game (and The Whelk was the shark's teacher between the stages). Someone post their score, I want to know where my 3875007 stands on the scale of shark destruction.
posted by ersatz at 3:22 AM on October 11, 2012


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