Sky Shark puts you in the seat of a P-40 Warhawk ,an admittedly lesser known single-engine fighter and ground attack aircraft. Fairly standard rules apply: take any damage, lose a life. You have an inexhaustible primary attack with your guns, and a limited number of bombs that can be used to do heavy damage and will also be useful just for clearing bullets from the screen. Enemies come in the form of fighters, tanks, gun boats, rail cars, destroyers, battleships, and a multitude of different sized bombers - all of which are perfectly capable of taking out a one man fighter. Staying alive requires a good memory of where enemies appear, and quick reflexes. Bullet count is low compared to some modern shooters, but tight spacing and fast fire rates from some enemy types still makes for a challenging endeavor.