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There are some who will argue that Shaq-Fu, the fighting game starring the gigantic former NBA star, isn’t terrible, but its reputation is probably enough to keep most people from giving this supposed kusoge a spin.
ArugulaZ has released a patch for the SNES version, though, that replaces its corny text. “Here’s your chance to play the game with a script that spends less time kissing Shaq’s butt and more time being entertaining,” he says.
Everything Shaq touches off the court seems to be garbage: his rap career, his performance as Steel, and now his awful commentary on TNT. It’s great to see something fun made out of yet another Shaq blunders with this patch.
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Developed for the Game Boy Advance, Flashback Legends was intended as the third entry to Delphine Software’s Flashback franchise before the Paris-based studio declared bankruptcy and closed in 2002. Someone eventually leaked a prototype ROM for Legends with sixteen levels, but the game was playable only in French — that is, until Robert Seddon released an English patch two months ago.
While you can play all of the stages (accessing later levels requires a cheat) in this beta, it’s still incomplete, as evidenced by numerous bugs, the unfinished soundtrack, and lack of saves. Still, it’s interesting to see a sidescrolling and more color Flashback sequel, as opposed to the drab 3D follow-up Fade 2 Black.
Seddon theorizes, “Whoever leaked [the prototype] to the public doubtlessly hoped to show us where the series might have gone, rather than letting Delphine’s final labours go to waste in concealment.”
Unfortunately, there’s little variety in the stage objectives, at least in the gameplay videos I’ve watched, and there’s nothing as interesting as the work permit quest in the original Flashback — I kept my rental of the Genesis version for an extra week (suffering Network Video late fees as a result) just to play that section over and over again.