Shaq Fu
Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Sega Game Gear and Nintendo GameBoy
1994

Professional basketball player Shaquille O’Neal is sightseeing in Tokyo before his all-star charity game. During a chance encounter, he meets Leotsu, an elderly martial arts grand master at his Kung Fu dojo. The wise monk believes Shaq to be the “magic one from the stars” and sends Shaq through a mystical portal into The Second World to save a little boy named Nezu from the heartless sorcerer Sett Ra and his mind control ring.

The NBA star does not employ his b-ball skills in the game. Instead, he practices his own lethal form of martial arts – Shaqido! His size 22 shoes are literally flaming in the game! The story spans generations, beginning with the pharaohs of Egypt and leading up to their modern day descendents, towing along such forgettable fighters as the beast, a mummy, a cat woman, and a voodoo sorceress. This fighting game takes itself way too seriously for such a campy licensing mash-up. Plus, the absence of a basketball in the game just seems wrong!

 

 

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Michael Thomasson is one of the most widely respected videogame historians in the field today. He currently teaches college level videogame history, design, and graphics courses. For television, Michael conducted research for MTV's videogame related program Video MODS. In print, he authored Downright Bizarre Games, and has contributed to nearly a dozen gaming texts. Michael’s historical columns have been distributed in newspapers and magazines worldwide. He has written business plans for several vendors and managed a dozen game-related retail stores spanning three decades. Michael consults for multiple video game and computer museums and has worked on nearly a hundred game titles on Atari, Coleco, Sega and other console platforms. In 2014, The Guinness Book of World Records declared that Thomasson had “The Largest Videogame Collection” in the world. His businesses sponsor gaming tradeshows and expos across the US and Canada.  Visit www.GoodDealGames.com.