Although the number of players in the game is usually not much, the game was popular enough to reach over 9 million visits and to be played by popular YouTubers and Robloxians such as Taymaster, PixelatedCandy, GamerChad, AshDubh, GamingwithKev, RadioJHGames, and DenisDaily.
A sequel known as Shark Attack! 2: Shark Battle, which focuses on competitive battling and allows players to play as sharks, is currently in development.
You may heard of sharkbite, that game is a alternative of shark attack.
GameplayThe game takes place on several islands in an ocean infested with man-hungry sharks.
The main goal is to kill as many sharks as possible and to collect gems. When a shark senses a player, they will swim to them and try to kill them (touching almost every part will deal damage). With weapons and a pet, the player can slaughter a shark, which will drop a gem(s) once killed. If they get killed themselves, the player will simply teleport back to the main island and won't suffer any consequences besides from being warped away back. Sharks are able to push away players or boats a bit, with the Megalodon being able to push away its surroundings, even sharks and boats, far away. (Sharks will be sometimes stuck or thrown onto land, making them easy targets.)
Gems can be found by either finding them in the sea or by killing the sharks. They can be later sold for money at the Gem Shack. Cash can be used to purchase food, toys, pets, gear (weapons), and boats in the Shop.
For easy travel across the ocean, a boat can be used. Otherwise, the player can either swim or hop repeatedly in the water. Nevertheless, being stranded in the water can risk drowning or sharks.
A Treasure Chest also spawns randomly in the water every 15 minutes and is full of the rarest gems. Players who find it also get a Treasure Chest Bubble Maker as proof that they found the Chest.
Although optional, there is an island where houses can be built and contain swimsuits, scuba diving suits, scuba masks, furniture and a Megalodon Harpoon. A Changing Area and Protected Swimming Area is available for experimenting with various hats, with various buoyancies. A bartender near the Swimming area is there to answer questions players might have.
There are 3 different Doges that can be found. Each will earn a badge for the player.
With the PvP gamepass, the player can fight another player.
|Species||Description||Health||Damage per hit||Gem transformed|
|Bull shark||A gray-blue shark species that can survive both in salt and freshwater. They have the lowest health and the easiest to kill.||700||8||Single random gem|
|Tiger shark||A shark species identifiable by its stripes.||1050||8||Single random gem|
|Hammerhead shark||A shark species identifiable by its hammer-shaped head. Despite having higher health than the previous, they are incredibly weak.||1100||7|
|Great white shark||Arguably the most feared shark species, large and with gray skin.||1225|
|Killer whale||Despite being a mammal, it appears in the game as the aggressive and ferocious toothed whale (in real life, they are friendly with humans)||???||???||5 Painite gems|
|Megaladon||A prehistoric giant shark species, serving as boss of the game. It has the most health of all sharks, deals the most amount of damage, and is the strongest.||Depends on number of players on the server, will usually be over 2000||15||A large rain of various gems|
|Tanzanite (Purple) - Rare||700|
|Alexandrite (Pink) - Very Rare||1500|
|Painite (Red Fire) - Only dropped by Orca and Megaladon||200|
Weapons are the main game mechanic, vital for killing sharks. With the weapon equipped, the player can hurt a shark by going near one and slicing it. (Long ranged weapons can shoot sharks from far away.)
|Weapon||Damage per hit|
|Shark Sword (Long Blade)||200|
|Dual Katanas (Two Swords)||175|
|Megalodon Harpoon in House||150|
|Crossbow (Range Weapon)||300|
|Grenade Launcher (Range Weapon)||350|
|Aqua Periastron (Q for Special Ability)||300|
|Colt 45 (in Shark Patrol Gamepass)||400|
Pets serve as companions to the player, dealing damage to the nearest shark and healing the player. Only one pet can be kept at a time.
|Pet||Damage per hit|
Food can be eaten to regain house, useful for situations when the player is in dangerously low health. The player can fish with a fishing pole and either sell it to a fisherman or cook it in the campfire.
The game also includes toys to purchase in the Shop which serve no purpose but as novelty and troll items, such as the Shark Launcher, Squid Launcher, Killer Whale Launcher, Plunger Launcher and the Egg Launcher. A Pirate Suit is also available in the Shop that includes a hook that does very minimal damage to sharks.
Boats can also be purchased in the Shop. Currently, there are 2 available that also have to be equipped in the Shop - the Camo Dinghy and the Ghostboat. They are a bit faster than the Basic Boat and more controllable.
- Work together as a team to kill sharks, especially when killing Megaladon. Many hands help.
- As a rule of a thumb and to avoid hogging, a single or few gems belong to those who killed the shark(s) that dropped them or found the gems. However, in some situations, such as receiving a rain of gems from Megaladon, try sharing with others.
- When in dangerously low health, try to hop to the nearest piece of land and either eat food to replenish health or let a pet heal you. If the land is far away or you've swum to the very deep, eat food and attempt to escape.
- Boats are ideal for water travel, as sharks cannot get you. However, get away from Megaladon, as he can throw boats back far away.
- Gamepasses, as they go "pay-to-win" style, can enhance the gameplay and make it easier to win. Otherwise, do the best you can with the free content.