Abobo’s Big Adventure is a Love Letter to the NES

If you grew up on the Nintendo Entertainment System, like I did, you have a special place in your heart for the eight-bit characters that inhabited your childhood. One of them was Abobo himself, better remembered as the bald, massively muscled henchman that kept showing up in the Double Dragon series.

Well, some enterprising individual did an amazing thing and created a game that puts Abobo in his own adventure. This browser-based game not only looks and plays just like a real NES game (with bosses galore), but mashes up classic games with Abobo playing through beat ’em up levels, wrestling levels, side-scrolling platformers, and more.

That’s not all, because Abobo actually goes into the worlds of other classic games. You will swim in the classic underwater level from Super Mario Bros., for example, and you will fight against Little Mac in the world of Punch-Out! You’ll also enter the dungeons of the Legend of Zelda. Even in the Double Dragon-inspired level, you’ll fight everyone from the spies from Spy vs. Spy to the minions from Kung Fu.

This game plays based on Flash technology and works right in your browser, although you can download it if you prefer. Either way, if you ever played the NES at all, you owe it to yourself to try it out. It’s a simple game and obviously mostly based on comedy and nostalgia, but it seriously is not to be missed.

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