Jaws Official Game site launches
Way back when, a little Sega Master System game called Echo The Dolphin presented gamers with a new perspective on games and their characters. Appaloosa Interactive developed a game that had replaced platform jumping with oceanic swimming and plumbers were replaced by dolphins. The game was a hit and one several awards, including the fledgling Game of the Year award of the time.
Fast forward to 2004 and we find Appaloosa re-winding to 1975’s killer shark, Jaws. Today saw the official site launch for a new multi-platform game in which you play the killing machine. Developers promise a puzzle element in addition to what would appear to be an action gore-fest. A bulleted list of features on the page include a “Dismemberment Engine” which will provide 25+ points of disconnection to enemies, human, fish, vehicles and structures.
At first glance, I can’t say the game is very promising. Not only is it a movie license, but we’re talking about one of the greatest horror films in cinematic history. Trying to translate that to a video game, especially in this context, will be a difficult prospect indeed. Then again, if Spielburg signed off on it…