A Comic-Con favorite from last year returns: Abobo's Big Adventure, an indie arcade game created by i-Mockery's Roger Barr. This year's update includes 3 new levels, hilarious cutscenes, and four boss fights. You can play Abobo's Big Adventure at I-Mockery's booth #E10 (located towards the back of the 600 & 700 convention center aisles). If you get there early enough they're giving out free Abobo masks, buttons, pickle hats, and t-shirts.
So what kind of game is it? Imagine taking all of your beloved 8-bit NES classics and throwing them into a blender. Pour it in a mug and top it off with a heaping squirt of WTF. I laughed pretty hard the whole time.
This isn't some tame trip down memory lane either. The parody takes you through all your favorite carts as you play as the bulky Abobo, a guy who goes to great lengths to find his daughter. You'll definitely see characters and backdrops from NES classics, but they're presented in a really strange way, and it seems like the goal with this presentation is to make you laugh.
The first stage I played looked just like Double Dragon. Starting off, I encountered typical enemies, and fought them off with the exact same control scheme from the original game. But then the guys from Kung-Fu showed up, all in a row. Goombas from Super Mario Bros waddled onto the screen, and Kid Niki followed. I was trying to fight all of them off, but then Donkey Kong jumped on a surface above and started throwing exploding barrels on my head. It was like all of NESdom was out to get me. I only felt better when an 8-bit bystander walked up to me. I ripped his head off and ate it, and then used his body to fight off a charging skateboarder from T & C Surf. Yes, this game is insane.
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1:30 PM on 12.09.2014