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Do You Shaq Fu?
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Fu Rants!:
I've put off writing this part of the site... until I got over 3000 visitors from Penny Arcade, and realized that people actually might want to look at this site.  Well, actually, because I finally got a few submissions.   To submit a rant, just e-mail me here, and if I like it, I'll post it.  You can also post responses to other people's rants, by hitting the "Read Comments" link, and leaving a response.

21 August 2005 : Reuben, like many others, has fallen to the whims of the Fu
wow, this has got to be the worst peace of crap I have ever played in my life. Thanks to this game, and to you for informing me of it, I am actually stupider then I was, before. The fact that something this horrendous could be actually dreamed up and then CREATED proves to me that there definitly is a devil and he has an awesome sense of humor. Thank you so much! You have rekindled my love for video games with this shit. I don't know what it is about actually playing the WORST idea ever come up by mankind with but it is so satisfiying. I need never be bored again for I have found my new favorite game to obsesse over!

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21 August 2005 : Kenny was really excited to write me...
I remember when I got shaq fu it was during summer vacation for my SNES, I was ata a pawn shop and found it for 75 cents! I've been bored and knowing the penny pincher I am I got it when I got home I plugged it in and BAM THE STORY LINE,CONTROLS,EVERYTHING SUCKED Then I got bored same time a year later and foregot how much it sucked played it AND IT STILL FRIGGIN SUCKED I just wanted to tell you

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18 February 2003 : What in the world? I have no idea what to make of this...
Subject: Get well soon (you are the rock that I cling to)
From: Kimyada Barnes <*************@*****.com>
To: shaqfu@trhonline.com

Shaq you are a beautiful black diamond, created and carved by God himself. To meet you would be a dream come true. My destiny is to love and laugh with you and to play a game of around the world. I've seen you several times but you were always in a hurry to get to where it was you had to be and I truly understand. I haven't given up on meeting you and I never will. Shaq stay strong and sweet and beautiful. Get well take care of all things that are painful to you, I will miss you but nothing is more important than you and your health. As always you will be in my prayers. Love the gorgeous genie in the bottle, (release me master).

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30 November 2002 : Quoth Waspinator, ''Shaq Fu, YES BABY!!!!''
Hi, I'd just like to say that your website inspired me. I was at my local Gamestop the other day, and what should I find? SHAQ FU! And it was only 1.99$. I haven't played it yet, but hey! IT's SHAQ FU! I just like taking it to school with me and dazzling my friends with my knowledge of obscure and horrible video games. That's right. I'm considering actually playing it one day... well... maybe not. Still, I love Shaq Fu!

Signed,
One of Shaq's groupies

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26 November 2002 : A Letter From Shaq-Fu's '#2 Fan'
i just wanted to tell you its an honor knowing somone else with the same fascination that me and my friend caleb have for this unbalanced horrible and magnificent game. thank you for making me feel normal.

recently me and my friend caleb were talking about fighting games as we were picking up a copy of Marvel Vs. Capcom 2. and i started thinking about old fighting games. and suddenly a memory came to me.

a time when games were rented by me because of the name. and hell you have to admit when your in 4th grade and you here the name shaq fu you think HELL YEAH THIS GAME IS GONNA ROCK. so i rented it and fired it up. of course i had no intrest in basketball in 4th grade. in fact i hated it. but there was a boy named chad across the street and he was into basketball. he came over one day and was excited because this game had the shaq liscense attatched to it. so we played the day away. actually we played about an hour of it then put back in street fighter. BUT, still the love was there. and to this very day deep within the well of my heart there is still a special place for this appalling game.

Love Shaq Fu's #2 fan (after you my friend),
Chris

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3 July 2001 : You can tell by "Neo Geo's" post that I don't edit spelling.
Actually Shaq Fu isn't that bad...Of course you have to look around the fact that movement is slower than a beurocracy, The special moves are more lacking than healthy food at mcdonalds and its about as exciting as watching a chic flick...But apart from that (and probably a few more issues) its an ok game.

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3 July 2001 : "Strider T." seems to like Shaq Fu... or does he...
This isn't a rant on SHAQ-FU but rather how much I loved it! The day before it was released at the local ToysR US me and some of my friends camped outside in hopes to get copies and it was a success! At 9 am the store opened, at 9:05 I bought the game. By 9:15 I was at home playing the on my Sega Genesis. It was just amazing! The characters were so creative, the fighting was innovative and thought provocating, and the music kicked ass. Speaking of which it also came with a music CD, which I still blast on my ps2 to this very day. It's also very hard to learn! It's the single most complex fighting game ever, doing anything above a 3 hit combo requires months of finely honed skills and doing an infinite takes years of Zen like practice. The storyline was no slouch either I mean c'mon people! It's about time someone made a game about a basketball player who visits a small shop in Japan, gets transported to another world where he fights a red monster, sexy cat women, and undead mummies. Plus the story is just oozing with depth and plot twists: I was shocked as hell to learn that Voodoo is really Mephis' daughter!

*sighs*
I could go and on and on talking about the brilliance of this game, but I shall end it here. Thanks for reading my 'anti' rant on this gem of a game. If were lucky EA may even give us a ps2 sequel!

ps: I'm not being sarcastic

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1 July 2001 : Jarod Wrote Me . . .
I had a friend who was all about Shaq back when he got big playing for Orlando. Anything having to do with Shaq, he owned. I was dragged to see "Blue Chips," I heard his first two albums, so of course he bought this game (SNES version in this case). From Nintendo Power previews, I had already assumed the game was bad. I asked him about it. "It's pretty fun. I haven't gotten very far in it yet, but it's cool. Shaq da man!" Not an exact quote, but you get the point. So I gave it a shot. About 20 minutes later I had finished the game undefeated. My friend was pissed because I immediately upstaged him at something he felt he should be superior at. I was pissed because I had just wasted 20 minutes of my life. One can't respect a game that can be finished without any practice, in less than one hour, and random button mashing is all that's required. Reading your review, it came back to me that a good offence of kicking will tear people up. I didn't even know Shaq had special moves until I saw the shot of the flaming fist of death. I also recall seeing this game in the bargain bin of Kay Bee about a month after its release.

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1 July 2001 : Jarod Wrote Me . . .
I had a friend who was all about Shaq back when he got big playing for Orlando. Anything having to do with Shaq, he owned. I was dragged to see "Blue Chips," I heard his first two albums, so of course he bought this game (SNES version in this case). From Nintendo Power previews, I had already assumed the game was bad. I asked him about it. "It's pretty fun. I haven't gotten very far in it yet, but it's cool. Shaq da man!" Not an exact quote, but you get the point. So I gave it a shot. About 20 minutes later I had finished the game undefeated. My friend was pissed because I immediately upstaged him at something he felt he should be superior at. I was pissed because I had just wasted 20 minutes of my life. One can't respect a game that can be finished without any practice, in less than one hour, and random button mashing is all that's required. Reading your review, it came back to me that a good offence of kicking will tear people up. I didn't even know Shaq had special moves until I saw the shot of the flaming fist of death. I also recall seeing this game in the bargain bin of Kay Bee about a month after its release.

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