Like many kids of the 90's, I was one of the unfortunate gamers who ended up with a copy of Shaq-Fu for SEGA Genesis. With Shaq on the cover, it was an easy sell to parents who had no idea they were buying one of the biggest gaming travesties of all-time.
Yup, Shaq-Fu was a horrible game, and anyone who says otherwise is probably Shaq himself. Although such a reputation would usually dissuade a publisher from ever approaching such fiery territory again, Mad Dog Games, LLC. has decided to give the concept another go around.
The game is called Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn, and its entire marketing campaign is built around calling the original a piece of trash, and then saying this one is better as if that means anything. Judging by the launch trailer, it's going to need some serious luck to achieve the success it's hoping for.
Check it out for yourself:
And for the record, here's my copy of Shaq-Fu alongside Blizzard Entertainment's first game, The Lost Vikings:
I only owned 12 SEGA Genesis games as a kid. These were 2 of them. pic.twitter.com/PbpbTghOme— JonnyB (@JonnyBeoulve) April 7, 2017
Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn was birthed by a $459,884 crowdfunding campaign that offered the highest bidder the opportunity for Shaq to DJ at their party. The game is available for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch.