This game says that Jaws is the ultimate predator, but I think a few dinosaurs will want to contest that statement. In any case, this game is your usual button mashing fighting game – except instead of playing as a human, you play as the iconic great white shark known as Jaws.
Through 19 levels, your task is mostly made up of battling other fish, humans, submarines, and some really big water creatures. You do so by mashing the A and B buttons for the bite and tail attack. You can also wave the Wiimote and hold the A button down for a more frenzied attack that does more damage.
And if you’re lucky, you can sneak up to a target and take it out with a single attack.
These attacks (and your health) can be improved by finding turtles, rays, or squids hidden throughout each level. And you can lock on to a target; this makes the fighting a bit less confusing.
But the game doesn’t do much with the basics. You will fight roughly the same type of enemies with the same type of attacks. The game tries to put in some variety by including points where you have to ram some objects, but it’s hard to tell where you are supposed to hit that object.
Another problem this game has is the controls take some time to get used to – its far too easy to get stuck against a corner or wall while trying to find the hidden objects or fight off the enemies.
There are points where you have to wave the Wiimote/Nunchuck in a certain direction. These segments can get annoying as the game has trouble picking up the motions of the controls.
And the story really doesn’t have much bite to it – you’re just there to chow down on anything that gets in your way (as you go from point A to point B). The game goes for about four to five hours, and the ending doesn’t do the game justice.
Jaws: Ultimate Predator is a fun game to play with the simple style of button mashing action, but those looking for a more meaningful game will be disappointed. RENT IT.
posted by mdfredparanorm (BALTIMORE, MD) Oct 2, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
The game is horribly terrible lousy controls, lousy AI, stupid mission completion before you can venture into the open water. Its not like Jaws Unleashed on the PS2 where you can venture into the open water chomp on who you ever want. I wouldn't even buy this game. Why would a company release a game like this they should have their head examined or fired.