- Shaq Fu
title = Shaq Fu
caption = Shaq Fu logo.
Delphine Software International
released = 1994
modes=Single player, 2 player simultaneous, Tournament Mode
platforms=Super NES, Sega Genesis,
Game Boy, Game Gear, Amiga
"Shaq Fu" is a
fighting gamereleased on the Sega Genesis, Sega Game Gear, Super Nintendo, and Game Boygame platforms in late 1994. It was later ported to the Amigaplatform. The game was published by Electronic Artsand developed by the now-defunct Delphine Software. It features professional basketballplayer Shaquille O'Nealas a playable character.
In the game's storyline, O'Neal wanders into a
kung fu dojowhile heading to a heavily emphasized charity basketball game in Tokyo, Japan. There, he stumbles into another dimension, where he is forced to rescue a young boy named Nezu from the evil mummySett- Ra.
"Shaq Fu" is often cited as one of the worst video games of all time. The reasons for this are mainly concentrated in three areas - poor hit detection, a plot and dialogue that strained the player's
suspension of disbelief, and the perceived intention that O'Neal was included as an attempt to boost the game's popularity. [ [http://www.netjak.com/review.php/376 Shaq-Fu - SNES Review ] ]
hit detectionon the game is notorious for being extremely frustrating for the player. It is known to only allow hits that occur in the direct center of each character.
In the US, packaged with the Sega Genesis version of this game was the
CDsingle "Stand and Deliver" which was a bonus track from O'Neal's album that was also being released around that time.
In the June 2007 issue of "
Game Informer", "Shaq Fu" was #10 on the "Top 10 Worst Licensed Game Ideas (ever)" in the Connect section. In the same month, ScrewAttack's "Top 10's" series declared it the #1 worst fighting game ever released. [ [http://www.gametrailers.com/player/20506.html Gametrailers.com - ScrewAttack - Top Ten Worst Fighting Games ] ]
It was #4 worst game on Gametrailers.com's "Top Ten Best and Worst Video games".
[http://www.shaqfu.com/ourmission.html Shaqfu.com] is dedicated to destroying every copy of "Shaq Fu" by buying the game from anyone who owns it.
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* [http://www.trhonline.com/shaqfu/ A Shaq Fu Fansite] featuring screenshots and background information
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-340820404036903162&q=shaq+fu Shaq Fu: The Movie] A fan-created short film inspired by the game
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