DescriptionWhile 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.
Part of the Following Groups
|Go shlock!||SNES||ResidentHazard (3236)|
|The only thing worse then Shaquille O'Neal's free throws...||SNES||Lawnmower Man (140)|
The Press Says
|GamePro (US)||Genesis||Dec, 1994||4.5 out of 5||90|
|GamePro (US)||SNES||Nov, 1994||4 out of 5||80|
|Game Players||Genesis||Dec, 1994||79 out of 100||79|
|Game Players||SNES||Nov, 1994||77 out of 100||77|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||Genesis||Jan, 1995||6 out of 10||60|
|HonestGamers||SNES||Feb 22, 2006||5 out of 10||50|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||SNES||Nov, 1994||5 out of 10||50|
|All Game Guide||SNES||1998||40|
|Entertainment Weekly||SNES||Dec 16, 1994||D||25|
|The Video Game Critic||SNES||Nov 21, 1999||F||0|
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LegacyThere 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.
ReferencesIn the story mode of the SEGA Genesis version, you can travel to Yasko Mines named after the lead tester Michael Yasko.
Version differencesOddly 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.
- VideoGames Magazine
- March 1995 - One of the Worst Ten Games of 1994
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.)