So… That was pretty much the most awesome thing ever, right?
From what I understand, the clip above is a trailer for a homebrew Flash game called “Abobo’s Big Adventure.”
Check out the artfully designed official website here.
How I, a lifelong Double Dragon fan, managed to go without hearing of said game’s development until just now, is entirely beyond me.
In case you’re unfortunate enough to be unaware, Abobo is a boss character, and eventual standard enemy featured in Technos’ Double Dragon games.
Oddly enough, the creators of Abobo’s Big Adventure saw fit to design him with a pimp-ass mustache, a detail I personally always interpreted from the original sprite as a massive scowl.
Oh well, given that Abobo’s race has never officially been declared, even by his original creators, details such as this are neither nitpick-able nor debatable.
That is, unless you’re a canon/continuity obsessed douche rocket.
Coming in bald, mullet-ed, and even green variants, Abobo served as one of the most consistently challenging enemies in the series, despite serving as the very first boss in the franchise.
As detailed here, he could indeed be a son of a bitch.
That being said, despite having lost countless lives to the ‘Bo-ster over the years, the thought of him getting his own absurd 8-bit action game puts a smile on my face.
That said game includes not only an absurd amount of NES fanservice, as well as some amazing original sprite work and animations; only serves to sweeten the deal.
Fuck Skyrim, I’ll be waiting in line for Abobo’s Big Adventure…