Free Gaming – Abobo’s Big Adventure
I don’t know where this sudden resurgence of 8-Bit love came from, but I sure as hell appreciate it. Perhaps one of the best tribute/crossover/parody flash games of 2012, Abobo’s Big Adventure certainly reminds people why the NES (and its games) defined a generation.
Independent developer Roger Barr started working on Abobo’s Big Adventure back in 2006; he and the other two developers on the team had a goal to pit the iconic Double Dragon bad guy against other iconic stages, gameplay mechanics, characters, and music from the 8-bit era and make it fun and playable. Color me surprised when I played it; Abobo was challenging, funny and damn fun, a perfect example of a full-on flash game done right.
Learn more about Abobo’s Big Adventure after the break.
Abobo’s Big Adventure casts players as one of the most remembered minor characters of the 8-bit era as he goes on a funny, often blood-soaked journey through the different games and environments popular during the 80′s and 90′s. Abobo’s son gets kidnapped and he must destroy everyone and everything in his way, often in funny and surprising fashion.
Gameplay changes from sidescrolling beat-em-up to underwater levels to the iconic fight with the Urban Champion. There’s a lot of fan-service here that 80′s kids will eat up, and hell, being able to play as the homicidal Abobo is a treat in itself. He can kick, punch, eat enemies, perform level-specific Rage attacks and even mate with mermaids. If its crazy, violent, and funny, Abobo can probably do it.
The great thing about Abobo’s Big Adventure is that it literally plays on people’s memories of the 8-Bit era and turns it into a fun game that’s worth a playthrough or two. Add support for gamepads and you’ve got yourself perhaps one of the most fun nostalgic flash games this year.
You can check out the game for free here: http://www.abobosbigadventure.com/
For now, check out these screenshots of the game in action.