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Everyone Needs To Play Abobo's Big Adventure.

Updated on January 15, 2012

If you're an NES enthusiast with time to kill, look no further than Abobo's Big Adventure, fun, violent, and hilarious tribute to 8-bit Nintendo.

Double Dragon fans may remember Abobo as the game's first boss and his son has been kidnapped. It's up to Adobo and his incredible mustache to save the day. Adobo's journey takes eight stages taking place in eight completely different NES games. I won't spoil them all, but if you're a fan of Mega Man or The Legend of Zelda, you're in for a treat.

Along the way you'll encounter an abundance of characters from classic NES games--and you punch them all in the face. I've encountered Shy Guys, Excite Bike racers, Mega Man's Bubble Man, Death, The Noid, and even the 8-bit version of Jaws.

Though not retro, there are even fake achievements to unlock that reward skill as well as stupidity. During the Zelda stage, I attacked a Bob-omb and it, of course, exploded taking a chunk of my life. Without missing a beat, an achievement popped up that aptly titled "Idiot". You're encouraged to interact--and attack--anything in a stage, and you'll be surprised what achievements you'll unlock or what secret you'll find.

Abobo's Big Adventure is more than a nostalgic mash-up. It's as much to play as it is to laugh at. While certain characters seem random placed at first, their individual abilities are clearly taken into account and implemented in a variety of creative ways. Like most games from the era it's praising, the difficulty spikes later on. But for an NES tribute, I wouldn't want it any other way.

The full game can be played here. It's browser based and completely free. If you have one, I highly recommend playing with a game pad to make the NES experience more authentic. Nintendo fanatics or anyone looking for a decent (and hilarious) old school throwback should definitely take a look.


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