The Weirdest Celebrity Video Games Ever Made

The Weirdest Celebrity Video Games Ever Made

Shaquille O'Neal entered the NBA in 1993, and was immediately heralded as the premiere superstar of a new generation of basketball players. A 7'1", 325 pound center, he was one of the biggest and most bruising players to ever play pro basketball. A #1 draft pick, he also earned 1993 Rookie of the Year honors. O'Neal was telegenic, charismatic, and funny, and following in the tradition of heavily marketed NBA star Michael Jordan, "Shaq" became a brand, too. After releasing the platinum-selling rap album, Shaq Diesel, O'Neal lent his name, image, and reputation to Delphine Software and Electronic Arts' Shaq Fu, a brutal street combat game similar to Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat, which was controversially violent, but also very successful in the 1990s.



While the title is an imperfect, awkward play on "kung fu," a real martial art, there is no such thing as "Shaq Fu." And even in the game, according to Press the Buttons, players beat up each other with a style of fighting called "Shaqido" (while also wielding shuriken, or flying stars, called "Shaq-urikin"). Still, the game offered players Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat-type action, but with the opportunity to use a hulking figure who sort of looked like Shaquille O'Neal as a playable character.  


















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