Abobo’s Big Adventure is out TODAY!
Two and a half years since it was first publicly playable at the San Diego Comic-Con, Abobo’s Big Adventure has today finally been unleashed on an unwitting populace. The latest Flash game created by I-Mockery.com site founder -RoG- and his usual partners in crime, Abobo’s Big Adventure is a love-letter to a disturbing number of NES games (in fact, it’s subtitle is “The Ultimate Tribute to the NES!”), and I’ve personally only played the first two levels as of this post. The game follows Abobo from Double Dragon as You The Player control him in his quest to rescue his son, Aboboy (a new creation for this game.) The first level sees him in familiar territory, playing out as a beat-em-up on a city street (with characters from all sorts of games making appearances,) but gameplay wildly shifts from then on: for example, the second level is underwater and largely cribs its style from the underwater levels of Super Mario Bros. Play control is tight and the game is visually impressive, remaining true to the NES style while not being arbitrarily constrained to the limitations of the NES, thus allowing for creative liberties in the number of sprites/colors/etc.