For every Monopoly, there’s a Shark Attack — a board game that is just too goofy, childish and ultimately pointless to last more than a few years. The commercial is from 1991 and it is the only Shark Attack commercial I remember but after doing a bit a research, I found out the game was released in 1988.
Don’t get me wrong, this commercial made the game look GREAT. So great that I actually had this down on a list of what I wanted for my birthday/Christmas. A giant motorized shark? Count me in! I remember getting this game as a gift from my parents, I believe it was for a birthday, so the commercial is a more exciting representation of the concept than the game itself is. So kudos to the marketing department on that one. You deceived a child, congratulations.
After quickly realizing the game was a total waste of time, I made better use of the motorized shark against my G.I. Joes and X-Men.