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Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn

At some point in the early 90’s, a few well-dressed executives gathered around a boardroom to discuss potential projects to release on video games that would generate millions more for companies and increase stock value for everyone. I imagine the meeting continued throughout the night leading one extremely inebriated individual to suggest a fighting game starring Shaquille O’Neal that revolves around traveling to another dimension through a closet in some Japanese dojo to rescue some random kid and beat up a cat woman thing. Sold.

Released in 1994, the original Shaq Fu is considered by many to be the worst interdimensional fighting game starring a former NBA player. Critics hated the game, players hated the game, the NBA hated the game, even kids in other dimensions hated the game.

Anyway, Shaq is crowdfunding a sequel to one of the worst games of all time by taking the same lame concept and improving the graphics. He has also said he would donate 5% of all profits from the game will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. They might eventually distance themselves from this game even if they aren’t from another dimension.

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Of course I could be wrong, check out this awesome bulleted list of awesome things that can potentially occur in this game:

  • Play as Shaq as he kicks ass and takes no prisoners
  • Pimp your character with new moves and abilities. Select from different fighting styles or combine styles and create your own new discipline (Shaq FU is what you make it)
  • Fight through the slums of Asian cities, on the rooftops of skyscrapers. Battle it out inside buildings, seedy night clubs, and cause mayhem in the markets.
  • Smash an enemy through the floor and leap down to a lower level. Barge through walls and forge your own path. Smash furniture, toss enemies through windows, even collapse structures – when you are the Shaqbreaker everything is possible
  • Smells like a classic already. Oh yeah, if you support the game you potentially have the option to get some of these cool rewards:

  • Bag a signed original size 22 Shaq Attack sneaker!
  • Play basketball with Shaq, on his own court, at his house!
  • Have Shaq, become your personal secretary by recording your voicemail!
  • Have lunch or dinner with the big man for you and your friends!
  • Be part of the taping of a TNT show at an NBA game!
  • Some of the rewards listed are kind of strange, one of them will let you Skype a music lesson with composer of the game.

    Anyway, check it out here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shaq-fu-a-legend-reborn