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Description

While en route to a charity game in Tokyo, basketball star Shaquille O'Neal (called "Shaq" for short) is drawn into an alternate dimension by a local man who believes only Shaq can save his grandson. Once there, he must fight a succession of 11 opponents, one at a time, with gameplay resembling Street Fighter 2 or Mortal Kombat.

The game's graphics used similar rotoscoping techniques (similar to those used in Flashback or Prince of Persia) making Shaq's 7'2" frame is represented. As well as the story mode, the player can play individual fights, either with 1 or 2 players, although one human player must always be Shaq. Shaq can jump a huge distance, although he struggles to block.

Screenshots

Shaq Fu Genesis Shaq in a mysterious jungle. Harder than beating the crap out of Philadelphia 76-ers, eh?
Shaq Fu Genesis Nice violet level!
Shaq Fu Genesis Oh yeah? And you fight like a cow!
Shaq Fu Genesis Eerie gargoyle castle at night

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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Genesis release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Dec, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1995 9 out of 12 75
Defunct Games Feb 21, 2013 B- 67
Video Games Nov, 1994 66 out of 100 66
Sega Force Jun 20, 1995 57 out of 100 57
Play Time Jan, 1995 54 out of 100 54
Gamers (Germany) Dec, 1994 8 out of 16 53
GameTrip.net Jul 13, 2006 5 out of 10 50
All Game Guide 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Entertainment Weekly Dec 16, 1994 D 25

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Trivia

Legacy

There exists an internet site which purpose it is to collect and destroy every cartridge of the game. Funnily enough, there is also a website dedicated to saving remaining copies. Both of them can be found in the related links section.

References

In the story mode of the SEGA Genesis version, you can travel to Yasko Mines named after the lead tester Michael Yasko.

Version differences

Oddly enough, the SNES version of this game had five less characters than the Genesis version: Leotsu, Nezu, Auroch, Colonel and Diesel are not in the game.

Awards

  • VideoGames Magazine
    • March 1995 - One of the Worst Ten Games of 1994
Information also contributed by Big John WV, Michael Yasko and YYP

Related Web Sites

  • Save Shaq Fu (Site to prevent the destroying of Shaq Fu cartridges.)
  • Shaqfu.com (Shaqfu.com's mission is to LIBERATE all the copies of Shaq-Fu from existence.)
  • Video review of games (WARNING: Language) (The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, in a parody of 'A Christmas Carol', reviews some games, including Shaq-Fu on SNES.)
Martin Smith (62998) added Shaq Fu (Genesis) on Aug 28, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kohler 86 (7293), Opipeuter (16491) and Martin Smith (62998)