Shark Tale

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Shark Tale

NTSC-U cover
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: E (Cartoon Violence)
PEGI rating: 3+
OFLC rating: G
Game supports dance mat
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-52536 & SLUS-20925 & SLUS-20925GH
Japanese: SLPM-65901 & TCPS-10103
German: SLES-52537
French: SLES-52537
Spanish: SLES-52537
Italian: SLES-52539
Swedish: SLES-52915
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20925
SLUS-20925GH (Greatest Hits)
Release date: September 27, 2004
2005 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: C5535BB8
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-52536
Release date: October 1, 2004
2004 (Australia)
CRCs: C240AA62
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: Broken
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-65901
Release date: March 17, 2005
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Edge of Reality
Publisher(s): Activision (US, EU, AU), Taito Corporation (JP)
Genre: Action, Platformer
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic69/100
Game description: In the murky depths of the ocean, the fate of Reef City lies in the fins of one little fish--at least that's what he wants you to think. Dive into the underwater metropolis of Shark Tale and play as Oscar, a fast-talking fish whose little fib gets him into big trouble. Based on DreamWorks' animated film, Shark Tale features 25 missions that will have you exploring Reef City, racing through the coral, fighting Fish Fu and great white sharks, and dancing to the sounds of hip-hop tracks.

Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U/PAL Windows
  • I5 3330
  • HD radeon 6850
1.3 5932 .svn GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), Hangs in the first screen,Vif1: Unknown VifCmd, Status
NTSC-U/PAL Windows
  • Intel® Core™ i5-4430 CPU @ 3.00GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
V1.7.0-dev-140 GSdx
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), fixed v1.7.0-dev-124

Test configurations on Linux:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • I5 4670
  • GeForce GTX 770
1.4.0 GSDX 1.0.0 SPU2-X 2.0.0 EUROPE (2004-10-01), Hangs in the loading screen,Vif1: Unknown VifCmd 42


  • Original names: シャーク・テイル (SLPM-65901), DreamWorks Hajar som Hajar (SLES-52915)
  • Also known as DreamWorks Shark Tale

Fixed Issues

Hanging on the first screen

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Major
  • Description: After starting the game, the game immediately freezes on the first screen with a bunch of messages: Vif1: Unknown VifCmd!
  • Workaround: Fixed in emulator version 1.7.0-dev-124.

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Public compatibility forum links