37. Shaq-Fu

Shaq Fu (1994, SNES) by Electronic Arts

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Shaq-Fu (SNES)
-Shaq-Fu (Genesis)
-Super Mario Bros. 2
-Super Mario Bros.
-Super Mario World
-Super Metroid
-The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
-Far Cry: Vengeance (Wii)
-Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Wii)
-Boogie (Wii)
-Double Dragon (Master System)
-Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest

Every so often, a game comes along that is the video equivalent of “The Room”. And casually, Shaq Fu fits that bill so nicely. I would love to have been a fly on the wall of that board meeting.

“Say, gentlemen, let’s make a fighting game, all the kids love those!”


“Say, gentlemen, let’s make a game with Shaquille O’Neal, all the kids love him!”


“Why don’t we combine the two?”

:O :O :O :O

From a literal standpoint this is one of the most awful games ever made. Sub-par graphics, gameplay that stutters and slows down, awful controls, terrible music… did I mention a fighting game starring a real-life NBA player? This is like the butt of a terrible joke. I mean, I hate to rip off the Nerd here, but WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

The speedrun pretty much uses one piece of tech: the Shaqruken, a projectile that can hit pretty easily, and can be done rather reliably. It is the only way I got through this game, so I’m pretty lucky if I’m honest. This game is awful, but chat will love it if you play it, guaranteed.


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