Jaws Ultimate Predator Video Game ReviewWritten by Michael Siebenaler | | firstname.lastname@example.org
“The hunt thrills you. The hunger consumes you. You are Jaws!”
Jaws Ultimate Predator on the Nintendo Wii wraps up one player action mayhem in a teen rated package where developers work to keep the blood and violence below the higher mature rating. Set at the same Amity Island, 35 years after the event in the 1975 Steven Spielberg film, players can control the big guy and even upgrade his teeth, skin, and tail. Other settings include the Great Barrier Reef and Hawaii and feature remarkable camera shots from underneath the water giving players a real feel for the setting and even the life of a shark.
This famous great white tangles with sea serpent, killer whale, and other sharks plus some mechanized scuba hunters and a few human elements. Developers try to soften the human casualty elements with character flaws. Object destruction yields helpful advantages and provides some relief from the relentless flesh eating. Collectible edibles include stingrays, sea turtles, and puffer fish while various colored jellyfish provide special power ups.
The smooth controls work well in the water environments as Jaws dispenses targets with brutality, quickness, and the occasional stealth. The 20 different advanced attack combinations ensure players do not get bored. Increased rage and shark frenzy modes ramp up the attacks even more as players target enemies with the minus button. Most attacks and combinations involve the A and B (trigger) buttons, so player execution is easy and intuitive.
Players can stun enemies, grab and hold them or even thrash them around by shaking the Wii remote while holding them. Players can also meet their need for speed by pressing the c button on the nunchuk control. Special actions include the self-explanatory bite toss, corkscrews, crazy eights, fin slice, tail spin, tsunami, and wrecking ball. No multiplayer or online modes, so the three profile files help other players get in on the action. A unique underwater action game that faces unique perspective focusing on violent content, which can trouble, exhilarate, or both (**1/2, rated T for blood and violence, also available on the Nintendo 3DS).