Put your fishing rods down, because you won't be needing them. Black Shark puts you up in the air with a high-powered helicopter, soaring through the skies and shooting down the terrorists below you. Well, that's the intended plan anyway.
The game ultimately amounts to a sideways scrolling shooter, where the majority of the enemies are positioned below you. Soldiers, jeeps, turret guns, and even boats will attempt to knock you out of the skies, but with some careful manoeuvring, you can ensure that they fail in their task. Your weaponry consists of a machine gun with infinite ammo, as well as various bombs and missiles, which are in limited supply.