Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn (2018) is a dynamic arcade action game with a side view starring Shaquille O’Neal, the NBA legend. Since childhood, the young Shaq gets into the temple of Shaolin monks, where as he grows up, he learns all the subtleties of the martial art of kung fu. And now a deadly warrior will save the ancient country of the East and fight with the most dangerous villain of China.
✔ Genre: Action, Arcade
✔ Developer: Saber Interactive
✔ Publisher: Big Deez Productions
✔ Release date: June 2018
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is a beat ‘em up game that clearly doesn’t take itself too seriously. Despite its lighthearted approach, it features an impressive set of combos, power-ups, weaponry, and a large variety of bosses.
The original Shaq Fu was released back in 1994 for the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis, followed by other systems the following year. This second entry will adapt a different control scheme with traditional fighting styles combined with action-adventure elements.
The story follows the big man himself as he battles hordes of demons who are disguised as celebrities, with the goal of brainwashing people “into moronic subservience,” as the trailer aptly puts it. After his martial arts master, Ye-Ye, is killed by these evil forces, Shaq sets out to stop the baddies and ultimately save the world.