Better late than never
Anyone who grew up with a Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis probably remembers Shaq-Fu — a deeply bizarre Mortal Kombat knockoff that pitted the NBA star against mummies and cat people in a fighting arena. Shaq-Fu was so legendarily bad that someone actually started a website dedicated to destroying every remaining copy of the game. But despite the widespread hatred for Shaq-Fu, Shaq is intent on making a sequel — and he needs your donations to make it happen.
"Alright, I admit: The first Shaq-Fu was terrible," says Shaq in the campaign video for Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn. "But now, I got the same people that designed Halo, Street Fighter, and Final Fantasy. Wait 'til you see the graphics on this one." (You can check out the first trailer for Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn below.)
The game's creative team is attempting to raise a whopping $450,000 in order to make the project a happen. Reward tiers range from a copy of the game ($15) to a signed Shaq sneaker ($3,000) to a group dinner with Shaq ($25,000). Who could resist that entirely reasonable, not at all insane opportunity?
"This time we won't Fu it up," swears Shaq at the end of the trailer for Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn. If you're inclined to believe that promise, head on over to Indiegogo and pledge your support. --Scott Meslow