January 12, 2012 5:17 PM   Subscribe

Abobo's Big Adventure : apparently the Nintendo Entertainment System DOES blend.
posted by leotrotsky (18 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've been waiting on this since the trailer popped up a few months ago. As soon as I saw the title I knew what I was in for - who can forget Abobo?

Question for anyone who's played it - are the controls mapped to the arrow keys or WASD? My left arrow key is currently dead but I've been holding off on buying a new keyboard. I can't believe I'm considering "upgrading" my PC to play this.
posted by thecjm at 5:37 PM on January 12, 2012

Arrow keys and 'a' and 's' I played until an enemy got stuck where he wouldn't move and I couldn't hurt him. I'll give it a better go later on. I'm excited to play the whole thing.
posted by Phantomx at 5:41 PM on January 12, 2012

It's a little buggy. I had to reset it a couple of times. It's also surprisingly long (an entire zelda dungeon for a parody game?) and has some really frustrating bosses (I'm looking at you, robobobo). Not perfect, but fun.
posted by leotrotsky at 5:46 PM on January 12, 2012

posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:31 PM on January 12, 2012

thecjm, assuming that we're talking about a standard desktop keyboard, the arrow keys on the numpad also work, albeit slightly awkwardly. (With numlock off, of course)
posted by jcreigh at 8:00 PM on January 12, 2012

My nostalgia for this kind of stuff knows no bounds. I actually went out an bought those NES USB controllers so I could play Nestopia on my PC like it was meant to be. I wonder if I can get them to work on this game.
posted by jabberjaw at 8:24 PM on January 12, 2012

JabberJaw, that shouldn't be a problem so long as you can map your joypad's input to the keystrokes the game expects. This is possible on most platforms with most USB controllers...poke around in your driver's settings. If mapping keys isn't inherently supported then additional software is almost certainly available to facilitate it.
posted by trackofalljades at 9:23 PM on January 12, 2012

i wonder if Abobo got his name from the one in Ethiopia or the one in Côte d'Ivoire
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 9:25 PM on January 12, 2012

I was hoping to make the River City guy BARF when I beat him. But at least I got to fight a conga line of Kung Fu guys.
posted by ignignokt at 10:03 PM on January 12, 2012

I think that it is a horrible failing of our current copyright laws that because this man has ripped off almost every graphic and sound effect from other games that I will never be given the opportunity to see this on PSN and throw dollars at it.
Why is there no "homage" exception like there is for parody?
posted by GoingToShopping at 10:17 PM on January 12, 2012

JabberJaw, Joy2Key should work for this.
posted by GenericUser at 10:28 PM on January 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

It's a cool game, but it requires way too many hits to kill enemies.
posted by reenum at 11:52 PM on January 12, 2012

Wow, I just beat it... and was rewarded by seeing (among other things) scrooge mcduck curbed.
posted by leotrotsky at 9:16 AM on January 13, 2012

GoingtoShopping: You can donate to the creator, and even get a game for your donation, here.
posted by litleozy at 9:51 AM on January 13, 2012

Yeah, really fun game. I was pretty pleased with myself for recognizing most of the references, then I felt pretty sad about myself for being so pleased.
posted by Falconetti at 10:55 AM on January 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

How can you not love a game that gives you a Lemmings powerup in Contra?
posted by leotrotsky at 9:15 PM on January 13, 2012

Well that was remarkably entertaining. Pretty well balanced too.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 4:02 AM on January 14, 2012

Is it possible to download games like this to play offline?
posted by Philby at 3:05 PM on January 14, 2012

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