Earlier this morning, Jared and I spent some time with ShaqDown [Free]. It's a side-scrolling brawling game starring Shaq, the former all-star NBA center and video game star. In the game, you're tasked with plowing through hundreds and hundreds of the undead in order to do ... something heroic. We kinda didn't pay attention to that part.

This isn't a brawling game in the traditional sense. In each of the three levels, you'll be presented with three lanes with zombies occupying each. You can ram, uppercut or toss a basketball at the smaller zombies, earning points in the progress. The bigger zombies, however, are invincible and will instantly kill you if you hit them. This is where the lane-switching comes in. Gotta keep moving to avoid the big guys.

If your brain is kinda scrambled by all of that, check out the video. That'll set you straight, more than likely.

  • themostunclean

    First time I've ever seen a TA plays come out after the review.

    • http://pinoyteens.net/ PinoyTeens.Net

      What's most odd is, this' a TA plays for a 2 Star review.

  • ratsinheat

    Words will never describe how annoying I find those two guys in these videos. Such pompous, disingenuous rhetoric.

  • nightc1

    I totally enjoyed that TA Plays video. I'm not surprised the game is bad but I had to see the mess of a game to see why. Unlike others I love the banter in the videos. Keep up the fine work. Sometimes curiosity over what makes a game so bad is reason enough to make a video.

  • Derrythe

    Keep up the good work, and don't sweat the haters, they can't help it.

  • Drl Ahye

    Wow, that game looks like .....something.
    Gameplay-wise I wouldn't play much of this, although someone who is looking for a quick casual gaming experience with Shaq and hulking zombies could get some entertainment out of it.
    I think TA is allowing people to see why it got a 2-star rating because they rate on how recommendable a game is and Shaqdown would be hard to recommend to regular gamers as is. I applaud them for doing both, rating it fairly and still giving it due coverage because it's newsworthy.