-Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
-Estimated time for 200
: 1-3 hours
-Minimum playthroughs: 1
-Missable Achievements: 0
-Unobtainable Achievements: 0
-Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
-Cheats disable achievements: No cheats
-Glitched achievements: 0
-Extra equipment needed: Windows 8 PC or Tablet
Shark Dash is a 2D physics-based puzzle game in which you are tasked with destroying ducks in a bathtub with different types of sharks. The sharks are launched in a technique not unlike Angry Birds, but you can re-launch them even after making impact. There are 108 total levels across four worlds. The challenge is to get all three stars on each level. One star is earned for killing all the ducks (which completes the level), one for collecting all of the coins scattered across the level, and one for completing the level in a certain number of shots. Luckily no achievements are directly related to these stars. Currently the game is listed at $1.99 in the Windows 8 Store.
Step 1: Play through the levels
Play through the levels up until Hotel Level 21. You need 100 stars to unlock the Hotel world. Otherwise, you can ignore them completely. This is the last level that is needed for the miscellaneous achievements. See the guide if you wish to earn the miscellaneous achievements along the way. Many of them will come with little to no effort and without trying.
Step 2: Mop-up miscellaneous achievements
Complete whatever miscellaneous achievements you may have left. There may be a lot, but they can all be completed in a very short amount of time on specific levels. See the guide for the best levels and strategies.
Shark Dash is a simple yet fun Windows 8 game and is currently the cheapest and one of the quickest to complete. Luckily none of the achievements are directly related to earning stars. This makes the game a breeze. All of the achievements can be earned with little trouble in less than 3 hours.
MISCELLANEOUS ACHIEVEMENTS (20 for 200
The following 20 achievements are obtained by completing miscellaneous tasks and can be completed on any level where they are possible.
Hungry - 5
Eat 3 or more ducks in a single shot.
First obtainable on Home Level 1. Just fire the Shark straight upward with full power, eating all three of the ducks on the level.
Duck Meet Mouth - 5
A duck jumps directly into the shark's mouth.
First obtainable on Home Level 3. Aim the Shark towards the orange pillar on the left at full power. Concentrate on hitting the second dot from the bottom of the pillar. This will cause the pillar to tip and the duck to fall into the Shark's mouth.
Rubber Ring - 5
Jump through a Rubber Ring.
First obtainable on Home Level 4. From the start, just fire the Shark upwards through the green striped ring.
Inflatable Explosion - 5
Make an inflatable block explode.
First obtainable on Home Level 5. Just fire the Shark ahead through the ring and into the inflatable block (clear one) to pop it.
Underwater Pop - 5
Release a duck from it's bubble underwater.
First obtainable on Home Level 11. If you do nothing at the start of the level, it will unlock when a soap block falls immediately and releases the three underwater ducks.
Liberation - 5
Free a Shark and return him to the water.
First obtainable in Japan Level 7. Fire the blue Shark to the left along the surface of the water into the floating orange block. The red Shark will become free and float to the surface, unlocking this achievement.
Cutter Shark - 10
Cut 3 or more bath chains in a single shot.
First obtainable on Japan Level 16. From the start, launch the Shark up through the chain on the right, arcing it so it lands in the top of the tube on the right. The Shark will fly around through the level, cutting the other two chains and unlocking this achievement. It works best if you land the Shark directly on the sponge before having it slowly roll into the top of the tube.
Also easily obtainable on Japan Level 18. Use your first shot to position the Shark between the brown block and orange pillar right in front of you at the start. Then, fire the Shark up and to the right, cutting both chains holding the purple salt block and the next one holding the Rubber Ring. This may take a few tries to get the angle right.
MVP Shark - 10
Launch a ball through a Rubber Ring.
First obtainable on Home Level 17. From the start, launch the Shark STRAIGHT up at full power. This will knock both balls off the edge into the Rubber Rings, unlocking this achievement.
Bursting Bubbles - 10
Pop 9 or more bubbles in a single shot.
First obtainable on Home Level 20. From the start, launch the Shark through the inflatable block to the right, collecting the 3 ducks and right into the 6 mines that are all encased in bubbles. You will die, but you will also unlock the achievement.
Dizzy Block - 10
Make a block rotate more than 1,000 degrees.
1,000 degrees is just shy of three complete spins. This achievement is easily obtainable on Hotel Level 15. Launch the orange Shark down and to the left towards the corner at full power. Use the Shark's power-up (by tapping or clicking the screen) to move upward and hit the circular floating block. The circular block will fly up, destroy the mine, then roll out of the tub. At some point while it is spinning and falling off screen, this achievement should unlock. This may take a couple tries to get the round block rolling correctly.