They tried to warn us. Well, I tried to warn you anyway.Now it’s here, and since it’s packing tornadoes with sharks inside, it’s possible that there’s nowhere safe to run. I’m talking about Sharknado: The Video Game, now available for $2.99 on the iOS App Store. Completely coincidentally released the same week that Sharknado 2: The Second One is preparing to smash onto SyFy (#WinkyFace), the game was designed with tongue firmly in cheek by developer Other Ocean and publisher Majesco Entertainment. As director Frank Cifaldi puts it:
The Sharknado movies already exhibit a strange video game logic, so translating them into a work of interactive art wasn’t much of a challenge. We still have a soft spot for the licensed games of our childhoods, the ones that took a lot of strange liberties in the name of fun, and I think we’ve succeeded in bringing that feeling to the 21st century. We still haven’t seen the ‘Citizen Kane’ of video games, but at least we have our Sharknado.
Other Ocean says this is the only game that will allow you to run through the streets of New York with a broadsword, bounce of the backs of tiger sharks to reach higher ground, surf flooded streets to avoid hammerhead stampedes and fly into the heart of a sharknado clutching a chainsaw. I’d be very surprised if the studio was wrong about any of that. If, for some reason, you need to find out more, you can do so at SharknadoGame.com.