A 90s fighting game for the SNES and Sega Genesis which people love to hate on, but isn't nearly as bad as you'd think from what you've hear about it. Sure it's not a great game, but it's actually playable - versus a bunch of other games that have been called the worst game ever, like Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing, Friday the 13th for NES, and ET: The Extraterrestrial for Atari.
The worst parts of this game are:
The story is retarded (ex. Shaq is about to play a basketball game to raise money for a charity, but walks into a dojo and gets taken to another dimension where he has to rescue some kid from this evil mummy dude - for no apparent reason).
The fighters walk way too slow, but they can jump insanely far - so the easiest way to win a match is to just jump all over the area and land aerial kicks on your opponent until he's dead. There's almost no reason to use ground attacks at all because you attack so slow, and opponent can just up out of the way in a split second. Gets boring really fast.
Shaq as a character in a Mortal Kombat-style fighter, in his basketball uniform. Really?
Overall this is a pretty mediocre game, but not nearly bad enough to justify all the hate for it - I guess this is just a game that is "cool to hate" on. I tried it out thinking it would be as bad as Big Rigs, and I was seriously let-down - not by the game, but by how the reviews made me think it would be a lot worse than it was.
Shaq Fu isn't great, but compared to Big Rigs, it's like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
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