Shaquille O'Neil using crowdfunding for new 'Shaq Fu' video game

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In 1994 Shaquille O'Neil released a video game entitled 'Shaq Fu'.

Now widely considered to be one of the worst video games ever made, it features the NBA legend in a second-dimension where he must battle opponents to rescue a character named Nezu from the evil mummy Sett-Ra.

Sounds amazing to us, I can't understand why it drew so much criticism.

But it seems that hasn't put Shaq off from having another go.

It appears the ex-Lakers and Miami Hear star is planning on putting together a sequel - and want's your help to do it.

O'Neil is launching a crowd-funding campaign to create the game sequel entitled "Shaq Fu: A legend reborn."

According to the big man himself it will be a vast improvement on the original:

"The graphics, animation and storyline are definitely going to be top of the line," he said in a telephone interview.

Shaq is hoping to tap into the latest business craze that is crowd funding. The idea works on the principle that large numbers of people donate small amounts to an idea, with the combined total allowing the project to go forward.

And O'Neil is planning on using  something other entrepreneurs don't have to encourage donations.... four NBA Championships.

Everyone that donates will be in with a chance of receiving anything from an autographed pair of his shoes to lunch with the man himself - although for that you will have to cough up $15,000.

The game is expected to be a beat 'em up style similar to Streets of Rage and we for one cannot wait to see the results.



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