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There have been countless bizarre ideas for games over the years, but few quite so weird - and awful - as Shaq Fu. Shaquille O'Neal, regarded as one of the best basketball centres to ever grace the NBA, somehow seemed appropriate to star in his very own fighting game.
The set-up is simple and completely logical. On his way to a charity basketball game in Japan, Shaq somehow finds his way into another dimension, and must deploy his unique brand of hand-to-hand combat against bizarre creatures and ancient warriors in an attempt to rescue a young boy from an all-conquering mummy named Sett-Ra.
Shaq Fu was also notable for being inconsistent across different versions. The Mega Drive version had an additional five characters and stages for an expanded campaign mode, and as a result, more awful dialogue for the player to digest. Lucky European players also saw an exclusive port on Amiga, although it failed to have any background music during fights.
Shaq Fu's borderline unplayable fighting system and baffling story has seen it become regarded as one of the worst games ever made, and as a result, has given it a strong fan following online. Despite this, possible rights disputes and EA unlikely to re-release such an awful product means you won't ever be able to play this on a modern system.
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