Sharknado, the deliberately-awful cult classic killer movie from 2013 about a tornado full of sharks, has finally hit the App Store – in game form.
The game’s developer, Other Ocean, has announced that Sharknado: The Video Game is now available for download on iOS. The game is based on the film’s upcoming sequel, Sharknado: The Second One, which premiers on the SyFy Channel tomorrow. In Sharknado: The Video Game the player assumes the role of Fin, racing to destroy a series of shark-infested tornadoes which are threatening New York City.
“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,” said game Director Frank Cifaldi. “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,” he added.
While the mechanics look fairly standard at a glance, there aren’t very many other games which come with come with (The Ballad of) Sharknado as the soundtrack. On top of that, in Sharknado: The Video Game you can run through the streets of Manhattan wielding a broadsword, fly into the heart of the sharknado with a chainsaw, and even collect official Sharknado trading cards.
Not heard of the film before? Don’t worry, here’s the first film’s trailer for you.