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As Shaq use your lightning-fast shuriken and other martial arts techniques to prevail over 6 intensely evil warriors in the enforcement of justice. Or choose any of the 7 warriors and fight head to head. Summon Voodoo's bone shattering earthquake rebound with Rajah's shockwave sword or lash out with Sett's terrifying mummy wrap. Scores of secret power moves to discover and master.
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But hey, story doesn't make a game! If it did, why would Mario be king of video gaming? It's the gameplay that matters, right? Right. Sadly, the ridiculous story is probably the most entertaining thing about this game, as the other fighters are far, far better than you will ever care to be at this game and their special attacks are ridiculously better than your puny fireball thing. It might be better in Multiplayer mode, but that would require you inflicting this game on another person. That said, the graphics are really nice, and animations are smooth, so it's not like it's a total waste of plastic. As one of the most infamous video games ever, it's worth purchasing, particularly since it's more playable than gems like ET and Superman 64. Just don't spend too much on it.
Control: Is a bit of a joke. Most reviewers make it out to be unresponsive, when in fact it actually is quite responsive. It's just rather slow and sluggish. Even if you change the speed of the gameplay it can be frustrating to move your character around as now he's moving too fast and doesn't quite go to where you need him to go. Sometimes if your opponent is all the way at the other side of the screen and you need to jump over to him, he'll jump much too short of a distance. Sometimes he'll jump much too far and miss if you have the perfect opportunity to catch your opponent with a jump-kick. The special moves are a chore to pull off, but not in the least bit necessary to win a match. That can be disappointing as many fighters rely heavily on special moves and combos for their individuality. This game is nothing more than a simple brawler. If the developers didn't sacrifice control for fluid animation, then I would at least be able to say, "well, the concept and title is a joke, but at least it controls pretty good." Unfortunately, it controls just a hair below average.
Camera: It's an early SNES fighter, so the camera angle is always fixed at a 2D wide-shot, but seems a touch too far away that your characters look rather smaller compared to most games such as Street Fighter and Killer Instinct.
Graphics: The graphics don't take advantage on the SNES mode 7, which is commonly spoken of by stone-age gamers. The pixels appear to be amateur hand-drawings, but some of the backgrounds are creative and done well. Remember that I did say some of the backgrounds as others look lazy as if the developers didn't have enough ideas.
Sound: Whether it's on the Genesis or the SNES, the sound is nothing special. The only grateful thing about the sound is that it isn't too horrendous either. It just doesn't compare to the standard set by Killer Instinct in 1995, and other less known and more obscure fighting games have much more superior sound effects. The only fighter that has worse sound effects and music than Shaq Fu is Ballz 3D, but fortunately music would have to be pretty painful for me to make it a total deal breaker.
Gameplay: The most challenging aspect of the game is trying to get used to it as you'll waste precious time just trying to figure out how to do a special move. It isn't worth it as all your opponents can be fallen by the basic punch and kick. It will just take longer, and another aspect that draws out each match is the auto-heal mechanic. Only the well done fighting games should have an auto-heal mechanic, so be sure to have a time limit set so the matches are not too drawn out. Just be sure you have more health than your opponent before the timer does run out, but that should be common sense.
Overall, it's still a tolerable game, but not the fighter you want to go for to actually have fun. Look for Samurai Showdown, Brutal: Fists of Fury, any Street Fighter 2 title, or Mortal Kombat game for a fun fighter. Clayfighter and Primal Rage is by far more fun than this game, but in spite of all the game's bad press it is still an average fighter. If combos were added in and the specials were easier to pull off; then it would really help the game stand out more in a positive light (despite the concept). In fact, had the controls been improved prior to mass production it would have launched this game into a cult phenomenon, but it was Electronic Arts at the time and the only thing on their mind was marketing and money. This is still a superior game; however, to Rise of the Robots.
One of the worst games of all time! this game is a complete disaster that i remembered thinking the game has an odd yet wacky concept as it has to be fun and rented it from one of my local video stores. The music is ok and the graphics are cartoony but this game has lousy controls that feel like they have been busted, you keep getting killed without a fair chance.
No wonder this has been a waste of rental money for those that rented it, in fact there is a site that is dedicated to destroying this horrible abomination of a game. It's as bad as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, X-Men for NES and E.T. for Atari.