Abobo’s Big Adventure

There are lots of tributes to classic gaming out there, like Super Mario Crossover. SMC allows you to play the original Mario levels with different characters from classic NES games like Metroid or Contra and add some graphical changes if you want. Or the tribute might be something more modern like 3D Dot Game Heroes, a PS3 retail game that heralds back to the NES Zelda.

Recently, I stumbled upon Abobo’s Big Adventure, “The Ultimate Tribute to the NES.” This is what happens when you take a really tough enemy from Double Dragon and give him his own game. You travel through many levels of 8-bitdom, see many homages to the era and familiar pixels along the way.

You take the roll of Abobo himself, when your son Aboboy is captured; you go on a steaming rampage to get him back. I have always been a fan of crossovers and if the industry has taught us one thing, some franchises are destined to be mixed up. Abobo’s Big Adventure just happens to encapsulate a lot of them. And very well I might add.


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