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''Shaq-Fu'' is a FightingGame released in 1994. It was developed by Creator/DelphineSoftwareInternational and published by Creator/ElectronicArts.

The plot is as follows: Shaquille O'Neal heads to a basketball game in Tokyo for a charity event and decides to stop in a gift store. A wise old man notices him and tells O'Neal it's his destiny to save his grandson from the BigBad Sett Ra, or else he will TakeOverTheWorld. To do so, O'Neal must step through the mirror and enter the dimension known as the Second World.

''Shaq-Fu'' is frequently seen in "Worst Games of All Time" lists, mainly because of a [[ExcusePlot ridiculous plot]] and the HitboxDissonance. WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd does a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7XIbwtMl4Y review]] on it in Part 2 of his "YetAnotherChristmasCarol" episode, and [[http://www.shaqfu.com there's even a website dedicated to finding all copies of the game and destroying them]] [[http://www.saveshaqfu.com/ And another dedicated to finding all copies of the game and saving them]].

An interview with Shaq himself at the 2014 CES show in Las Vegas has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEnoGGw8XPM&feature=youtu.be&t=1m48s has him confirm that a sequel known as Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is in the works.]] [[http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shaq-fu-a-legend-reborn Here's the link to the IndieGoGoPage,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfEqhmkatog and the first trailer here.]] HarsherInHindsight when [[https://youtu.be/aYFh59XFFeY?t=15m35s EventStatus revealed there was something suspicious about it.]]

!!This game contains examples of:

* AdaptationExpansion: The UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis version has more levels and characters. [[NoExportForYou This version was ported to the Amiga for Europe only]], though this version lacks the music.
%%* AlternateDimension: The Second World.
%%* AlwaysNight: Diesel's Stage, the Yasko Mines.
%%* BareYourMidriff: Voodoo.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Why Shaq's involved to begin with.
%%* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Leotsu, Rajah, Kaori and Nezu.
* BrickJoke: When you defeat Beast, he says he'll travel through time to stop you. [[spoiler:In the ending, he shows up at the charity basketball game Shaq is supposed to play in.]]
* TheBusCameBack: [[https://www.facebook.com/ShaqFuALegendReborn/photos/a.627166060672312.1073741828.626591630729755/755216874533896/?type=1&permPage=1 Kaori is the first, and so far, only character from the original Shaq Fu confirmed to appear in the sequel.]]
%%* CatGirl: Kaori.
%%* {{Cyborg}}: Colonel.
%%* DoesNotLikeShoes: Voodoo.
%%* TheDragon: Beast.
* DualWielding: Rajah uses two swords.
* FakeDifficulty: The true enemy in this game are the controls. They make the game harder than it should be.
* GenreShift: The original game is a 2D fighting game. The sequel was going to be a 3D beat-em-up.
* HitboxDissonance: You basically need to hit the center of your opponents to do any damage.
* HyperactiveSprite: Shaq will not stop jogging in place.
* IKnowMaddenKombat: The profile says he's skilled in Shaquido.
* MyGodYouAreSerious: The rumors that a sequel to the game was being made. Surprised everyone when it turned out, that ''yes'', it was true.
* NintendoHard: Most notable in the sense of its shoddy controls and hit detection.
* PlotHole: Leotsu, Nesu's grandfather, fights you on the first island and asks you to save his grandson, even though you met him in the gift shop.
** Also, when you face Sett Ra, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Shaq tells him to release Nezu when he just saved him earlier]].
%%* {{Rotoscoping}}
* ShockAndAwe: Memphis summons lightning as one of his special moves.
%%* SNKBoss: Sett Ra.
* TurnsRed: Fury mode increases your attack power and turns your character red when you take major damage during the fight.