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Maneater Controller Tips and Tricks

by Troy Gloski 22 Jul 2022

Since release in 2020, Maneater has been the perfect casual summer game that we keep going back to. The premise of jumping into the mind of a shark and wreaking havoc on clusters of overly indulgent humans reminds us that sometimes the simple games are just plain fun. With Shark Week coming up, there’s never been a better time to pick up the game, and if you don’t already own a copy, head to, download the app, and check the giveaways for a FREE game code! If you are just getting started in Maneater, these in-game tips and KontrolFreek products will help you become an apex predator in no time. 

  1. Use the slowdown time during the whipshot wisely.

Once you unlock the ability to whipshot you’ll be able to launch whatever you’re holding like a projectile. It’s easily one of the most satisfying mechanics in the game, and if you use the bullet-time slowdown wisely, you can cause a whole lot of mayhem. 

maneater shark

  1. High rise thumbsticks are PERFECT for thrashing

Another mechanic in the game that really helps with damaging smaller enemies is thrashing. Which involves moving your analog stick back and forth to simulate the shaking motion sharks make to shred their prey. We’ve found that a high-rise thumbstick is perfect for thrashing because it allows for the most precise control over the game’s camera. 

maneater thrash
  1. The shark grows in size the more it eats. Even between levels!

Part of what makes Maneater’s core loop so satisfying is watching your shark grow before your very eyes! Especially when you’re first starting out, you’ll find that even between levels your shark gets more and more powerful as it grows. So make sure your shark gets a balanced diet and you’ll be a fully grown behemoth in no time! 

maneater caution

  1. Be on the lookout for billboards featuring easter eggs of actual Tripwire employees.

This is more just a fun piece of trivia, but many of the hilarious billboards for fake products feature exaggerated illustrations of actual members of the Tripwire Interactive dev team! 

maneater shark shooting

  1. Get tricky with it

If you jump out of the water, you can actually pull off some really fun flip tricks by pushing the analog stick forward or backward. Not only is it really fun in a skating game kind of way, it’s also a great way to position your shark so that it’s right where you want it to bite. 

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