• Id: 181
  • Platforms: NES
  • Abbreviation: jaws
  • Display Name: Jaws
  • Discussions:
  • Adventure


This video game adaptation of Jaws appears to be based on the second half of the movie of the same name, which focuses mostly on finding the shark and killing it. None of that boring stuff such as the mayor refusing to close the town for the summer holidays despite warnings of potential shark attacks.
In this run by SpaceColonizer, the attack level is upgraded to 3 to kill Jaws in a single encounter. Luck manipulation is used to get encounters in the shortest time, and a purposeful death is used to avoid a bonus scene. He also manages to save 2 seconds over his previous run through rigorous optimization.
This video game adaptation of Jaws appears to be based on Jaws: The Revenge, with some elements from the first Jaws movie. The game has you hunting down the shark as with the second half of Jaws, but it also appears to be set in the Caribbean like with Jaws: The Revenge. Unlike Jaws: The Revenge, you cannot survive being chomped on and dragged underwater by the shark.
SpaceColonizer opts to not die in this run to save time, which would have skipped a bonus stage as he collects shells to power up. The good thing is that by completing the bonus stage perfectly, enough points can be gained quickly enough to get the mini-sub, which can kill the shark more quickly.
The baseline tab shows the default movie beating the game as fast as possible without any special conditions.

Game Versions

Type Name Title Override Region Version Sha1 Md5 Platform
Good Jaws (USA).nes U 52D1645037756D76A656EA358E88209AEFBD1BD6 374A3C97EA6E2DF7BAF88AB07C7D7F13 NES
Bad Jaws (U) [f1] U f1 30CD084A28C67C97F586006B30573ADFB6D1A8E6 2F6F44FBF2214D91D317A7AC44B79579 NES