Mar 6th, 2014

Shaq Fu was one of the worst games I ever played on the Super Nintendo. Now with your help, Shaq wants to fix that mistake by creating Shaq Fu: The Legend Reborn. Nope, it’s not April 1st yet and this is really happening. Developer Big Deez Productions is behind the IndieGoGo campaign to get the game funded, with Shaq’s official endorsement. The campaign is running for 46 days and there are several goals in mind for Nintendo fans.

A Nintendo 3DS version of the new game is being planned at $960,000, while the Wii U version sits at a lofty $1,080,000. According to the developers, the game will have plenty of moves, boss battles, and melee weapons, as well as a co-op mode. This is an ambitious undertaking, with several new features promised:

  • Play as Shaq as he kicks ass and takes no prisoners
  • Intricately designed combo system that leaves room for a variety of fighting tactics. Learn the moves and let Shaq rip against his enemies
  • Pimp your character with new moves and abilities. Select from different fighting styles or combine styles and create your own new discipline (Shaq FU is what you make it)
  • Challenges for even the best players.
  • Adaptive AI keeps the game exciting
  • Battles against hordes of enemies in the tradition of the lost art of the beat ‘em up. I mean, who could take Shaq one on one?
  • Take the challenge up to an entirely new level in unforgettable smack downs against awesome bosses.
  • Once you beat a boss you unlock him and can play as him in the game.
  • Fight through the slums of Asian cities, on the rooftops of skyscrapers. Battle it out inside buildings, seedy night clubs, and cause mayhem in the markets.
  • Smash an enemy through the floor and leap down to a lower level. Barge through walls and forge your own path. Smash furniture, toss enemies through windows, even collapse structures – when you are the Shaqbreaker everything is possible
  • A wide variety of melee and projectile weapons as well as various everyday objects that can be used as weapons – katanas, shurikens, baseball bats, the occasional basketball filled with the wrong type of gas, bottles, knives and dozens more. Don’t see a weapon you like? What about that manhole cover or that car door? You are Shaq after all, so maybe you want to hurl that motorcycle on a bunch of enemies at once. The world is your projectile.
  • Wipe out huge numbers of enemies at once. Bowl down enemies with balls of steel, create earthquakes of unprecedented power, slam dunk baddies with ease.
  • Modifiers that change your appearance and enhance your skills. Transform into the monstrous Big Daddy O and crush your enemies. Twirl into the Big Baryshnikov and pirouette your enemies like a tornado tearing through Kansas. Power up into the Big Diesel and steamroll your enemies into Kobe-Patties. A power-up for every nickname Shaq has ever had, and a few new ones for good measure.
  • Co-op Gameplay. Grab a friend and battle it out in tandem. Play as Shaq’s identical twin (no he doesn’t sell insurance) or select from a host of other playable characters with different skills and power-ups. Split screen action available, baby!
  • Co-op’s not your bag? Build up your character and fighting style and duke it out online or on the same machine against another player.
  • Once you have played through the main game revisit it to discover secret environments that you might have missed.
  • Think its over once the Black Star Ninja, is unmasked? Think again. Hosts of challenges await that pit you against the best Shaq Fu’s in the world.

That’s quite a laundry list of features, but if you’re interested in reviving Shaq Fu in a less than awful form, maybe this is the campaign for you. Check out the IndieGoGo campaign.

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  • Nathaniel Lopez

    Wow, if they are planning on remaking the game they really have set some interesting keypoints. If they actually do make the game with the designs they have set out at the moment and don’t have to sacrifice anything…this could end up being a really good game.

  • It would be funny if they just said “Ah fuck it, Wii U exclusive!”

  • Wooopigsooie

    YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! I would totally buy this, because it’s the Shaq-daddy! The diesel, the big shamrock- SUPERMAN!
    P.S. To truly make it legendary you would need the Black Mamba as a partner in crime for co-op.

  • TULFich

    Man that art design, totally hilarious and badass

  • Magnus Eriksson

    If the new one will be on pair with the old one, then it will do Wii U justice.

    • BIG Franky

      LOL…. you really are an idiot…. but FWIW, I do love your posts….. you might sound stupid but no more so than the idiot fanboys that linger in these parts…

      • That guy who hates Spike

        Don’t take it so seriously

      • Dรกibhรญ wotshissurname

        I agree with Spike Hater, not too much of what he says is actually serious.

    • Gabe Hoffman

      Nice sarcasm

    • crocodileman94

      You’re a funny guy.

    • Daniel Gonzalez


    • Virus6

      And people call the fanboys and white knights pathetic.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Yeah, strange isnt it?

  • TheWichi

    OMG! If this happes and its good!!! … it would probably skip Wii U… Here hoping for the best

    • JB

      Well you know a system is in trouble if a Shaq game skips the Wii U. Lol

  • rp17

    Fitting that today is Shaq’s Birthday.

    • Ace J

      omg today is shaq’s birthday!!?? wow i didn’t know i share the same birthday as shaq

      • val berger

        Well happy birthday both of you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • RyuNoHadouken


  • Kinhas

    Is this for real? They must be on drugs for sure!
    Bring back lester the unlikely and mr jekyl and mr hyde too now that were at it!

  • JB

    As I said in another forum, “Shaq the Fu up!!”

    Though I was a little harsh the last time I commented on this, looking at the videos, they seem pretty serious about making a good game. I’d for sure want to see more before committing to something like this.

  • Rick Valenta

    Lol. Shaq is trolling the game industry right now…

  • GregoryTheRainMaker

    It could be fun. o.o

  • Alden Youngthunder

    thank you base god

  • classicgamer20

    Jesus what kind of drugs is Shaq taking he has like 7 different muscles on his back

  • NO.

  • Fierce-Deity Link


    but seriously though.. shaq be trolling?

    tbf though.. it looks ok so far at least

  • oontz


  • J_Joestar

    I was young and it was a long time ago, but i don’t recall the original being that terrible a game…
    The trailer doesn’t exactly inspire though, the muscles feel way too extreme.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    I don’t see it reaching its 450k goal. Probably half that.

  • MetroidZero

    Who’s Shaq?

    *Sees NBA logo*

  • fireheartis1

    Is Shaq going to through basketballs out of his hands like the first game? I hope not that looked really stupid lol. One of the best sucky games to come out in the 90’s. My friend and I laughed so hard when I got this for my Super Nintendo. The best and worst game I bought for $13.99. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • No.

  • JAYCEE989

    Only way I would buy this is if the entire soundtrack was done by the wu-tang clan.

  • Enumerating Wishes

    We still have the SNES copy of that game. Shaq has grown SO big since the last installment ๐Ÿ˜›

  • David Hesse

    Why cant I stop watching this?