Shark Week may be over, but we're always down to talk about sharks -- the Bros of the Sea -- here at BroBible. Every year people all over the world get so intrigued by what’s lurking those dark waters, that they tune in to Discovery only to make themselves paranoid of stepping foot into the ocean. Even though we get an influx of shark knowledge thrown at us for a week straight on TV every year, it hasn’t prevented film makers, clothing designers, or game developers from jumping on the shark bandwagon. Shark Week has become so popular that sharks end up popping up in places we least expect, and surprisingly they appear in a lot of video games for absolutely no reason at all, other than because it’s a freaking shark. There’s the outrageous, the weird, and the shitty. Here's the greatest shark moments in video game history.
10. The NES Jaws
The old NES Jaws game is loosely based off the movie of the same name, specifically Jaws: The Revenge which was the final movie of the series. Players will pilot a boat across the sea, stirring up sea creatures until you spot Jaws’ iconic dorsal fin and release a diver into the water. If you can get Jaws to breach the water’s surface, and properly position your boat and jab it into Jaws, you can fully defeat him. Being that it’s for NES, it’s quite difficult to control and will require a lot of patience. Players will probably have more fun catching starfish and fighting stingrays instead. I don’t know about you, but if Jaws is swimming up to my boat, I’m not diving into the water to attempt to fight it off – I’m getting the hell out of there.
9. Snacker The Shark In Banjo-Kazooie
A vicious, hungry shark found in the waters of Treasure Trove Cove and Rusty Bucket Bay in the game Banjo-Kazooie. The music is reminiscent of the Jaws theme if Banjo decides to swim too far from shore. If you constantly jump out of the water, you can outrun Snacker – who has a tendency to swim faster than you. If Banjo is able to get to land, Snacker loses interest and will disappear within a few seconds. Snacker the Shark is a constant threat while you are swimming and is a bit difficult to get rid of, kind of like real sharks, but it can be done. Strange part is the Snacker in Treasure Trove talks constantly about Banjo being his next meal, while the Snacker in Rusty Bucket doesn’t talk at all. If a shark starts openly discussing that you’re his next meal and you actually understand him, it’s time to seek help.
8. Neptune From Resident Evil
A great, white shark hopped up on t-Virus released by scientists who had suddenly gone mad. Neptune appears in Resident Evil 1, Resident Evil Outbreak and Umbrella Chronicles and is basically all your nightmares combined. Although the scientists were disappointed that the t-Virus didn’t actually increase the great white’s strength enough to help them survive out of the water, it still scared the living sh*t out of us. Zombie sharks don’t exist, right?
7. The Lurker Shark In Jak And Daxter
There’s nothing worse than a shark lurking in the water and The Lurker Shark in Jak and Daxter just chills there to prevent you from wandering too far out into the open water. That’s nice, right? Sure, until it swallows you whole. There’s nothing less realistic than a neon safety vest orange shark other than a shark that roars. The Lurker sharks greet you with a roar and a heartbeat and if you can’t make it to shore before the heartbeat reaches you, you’re shark bait.
6. The Sharks In Far Cry 3
Nothing says realistic like shark punching! I mean, if shark punching hasn’t become a sport yet, I’m calling it now, it’s going to be real soon. You know it’s probably Chuck Norris approved, and it shows just how masculine you really are, that you didn’t need to whip out your rifle to battle it off. Essentially Far Cry 3 had a little bit of everything from shark punching to pirate killing, hang gliding and rape. But Jason Brody’s interests are diverse and punching a bullhead in the face multiple times is a true testament to a badass game.