Shaq Fu

Shaq Fu

Infobox VG
title = Shaq Fu

caption = Shaq Fu logo.
developer = Delphine Software International
publisher = Electronic Arts
distributor =
designer =
engine =
version =
released = 1994
genre = Fighting game
modes=Single player, 2 player simultaneous, Tournament Mode
platforms=Super NES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy, Game Gear, Amiga

"Shaq Fu" is a fighting game released on the Sega Genesis, Sega Game Gear, Super Nintendo, and Game Boy game platforms in late 1994. It was later ported to the Amiga platform. The game was published by Electronic Arts and developed by the now-defunct Delphine Software. It features professional basketball player Shaquille O'Neal as a playable character.


In the game's storyline, O'Neal wanders into a kung fu dojo while 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 mummy Sett-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. [ [ Shaq-Fu - SNES Review ] ]

The hit detection on 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 CD single "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. [ [ - ScrewAttack - Top Ten Worst Fighting Games ] ]

It was #4 worst game on's "Top Ten Best and Worst Video games".

[] is dedicated to destroying every copy of "Shaq Fu" by buying the game from anyone who owns it.

ee also

* Barkley Shut Up and Jam!
* Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
* Revolution X


External links

* [ A Shaq Fu Fansite] featuring screenshots and background information
* [ Shaq Fu: The Movie] A fan-created short film inspired by the game

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