Well, that didn't take that long at all. Less than a month after we first heard about Shaquille O'Neal starring in a post-apocalyptic game that features mutant zombies (yes, you read that right), it's already released! The not-quite-sequel to Shaq Fu, a game so bad that people devote actual time and money to liberating it from existence, brandishes an entirely different gameplay style. Whereas the original was a fighting game along the lines of Mortal Kombat, this game is closer to the second week of Dikembe Mutombo's 4 1/2 Weeks To Save The World. That's exactly the kind of feeling I was hoping for going into this game.
Oh man. Yes.
The bulk of the game (at least the first few levels I played through) consists of jumping between three different platforms that all support some number of regular, crazy, and gigantic mutant zombies. You can barrel through the regular ones, but if you want to get past the enraged guys, you need to break through their defenses with a FREE THROW! Oh, man. I hope you like hearing the phrase FREE THROW! Because Shaq, in true anime fashion, insists on shouting FREE THROW! every time he shoots a FREE THROW! at an enemy that has to be softened up with a FREE THROW! As for the giant guys, you'll just to dodge them by jumping to a different plane. FREE THROW!
Okay, so yes that gets annoying pretty quickly, but otherwise the game is actually kinda fun! It only costs $1. While in-app purchases are present, they don't seem to be needed (though I suppose there's a possibility they will ramp up the difficulty level). The game is live on the Play Store right now via the widget below.
Okay I'm done.