Sharknado: The Video Game Coming Soon to Tornadoes Near You

Sharknado is getting a video game.

What can you possibly say about the SyFy film,  Sharknado that hasn’t been already said? It’s a disasterpiece of a film that is known far and wide for it’s horrible CGI, oddly sincere tone and just all around ridiculous premise that couldn’t possibly be real. It is real, it a magical kind of real that can never be destroyed. Critics loved this movie because it knew exactly what it was, a B-rated horror film.

The movie is up for a sequel called Sharknado: The Second One.Not only that but this piece of cinema gold gets its own video game tie in as well!  You get to play as the character Finn, from the first movie in an endless runner style game wielding a marvelous broadsword that you use to fight inside of sharknados. You jump from the backs of Tiger Sharks, brandishing your blade, all while trying to reach the end of the level.  

Sharks in video games as enemies isn’t exactly a foreign concept and neither is playing as one. In games like Medieval Shark, Miami Shark, Sydney Shark, New York Shark and Prehistoric Shark you get to play as a shark annihilating entire cities. There was even a game based on Jaws called Jaws Unleashed and you play as Jaws doing whatever it wants. Jaws even fights the US Navy at one point, that's how fantastically ridiclous these games can get. Jaws Unleashed was published by Majesco Games the very same company that approached the creators of Sharknado about making a game about their spectacular film.

Other Ocean designer Frank Cifaldi said in an interview with Evan Campbell on IGN.com:

“When Majesco approached us about making a Sharknado game, we said ‘yes’ before they’d even finished asking,” said Other Ocean designer Frank Cifaldi. “The game we came up with is very much in the spirit of the films: ridiculous, overblown, yet oddly sincere. We can’t wait for fans to sink their teeth into it.”

Sharknado: The Video Game will be available on IOS devices. It is unknown whether or not it will be released on any other gaming platform.  Sharknado: The Second One will be premiering on July 30th and hopefully this masterpiece of a video game will follow.

Published Jul. 9th 2014
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  • Mooseface
    I absolutely cannot believe that this is a real thing. Cannot believe it. The movie was so incredibly bad that it could have started international wars. So bad that aliens now refuse to visit us. But then again, maybe that's why they're making a game about it.

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