Abobo's Big Adventure: The Ultimate Tribute To The NES!

*Please allow time for the game to load as it's roughly 16 megs.*

Arrow Keys = Move
A = Action 1
S = Action 2
A + S = Rage Move (when Rage-O-Meter is full)
P = Pause

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You'll need the Flash player plug-in to play this game.
If the controls are unresponsive, click your mouse inside the game window to activate it.

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This is our Flash retro parody masterpiece and gift to the Internet.
We hope it delivers you 8-bit memories that last a lifetime. Thanks for playing!

Learn more about the decade-long development story of Abobo's Big Adventure here!

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Reader Comments



I hate this hacker crap!
Jan 11th, 2012, 05:01 PM
You've all outdone yourself. This game plays so smoothly and is the best flash game I've ever played. I can see coming back to this one again and again. Anyway, I'm only on the third area so I'm going to go play some more. Phenomenal work.
Jan 11th, 2012, 05:10 PM
Just for the record, I can't play this on the site... it refuses to load.

It loads up instantly on newgrounds though.... I'm running IE9.

I haven't started playing yet, but I just wanted you to know in case it's a site issue.
skank pronger
Jan 11th, 2012, 05:16 PM
Great game...still stuck on the first level though. The machine gun guy kicks my ass every time.
Jan 11th, 2012, 05:46 PM
Man this game is prety awesome! Well worth the wait!!!
Cranberry Everything
Jan 11th, 2012, 10:22 PM
I have now beaten it (so much more to do though). Absolutely fantastic! I really did love every minute of it!
It plays perfectly and I honestly didn't believe flash was capable doing anything close to the scale of this game.

It's just sensory and nostalgia overload from the sprites, to the music, and even (and some cases especially) the sound effects.
Oh yeah, and it's fun too. Really fun. And that really may be the best ending to any game I've ever played.

Thank you for making this game.
Freelance Artist
Jan 11th, 2012, 11:28 PM
Well, that was fun while it lasted. I bitched & moaned at the Balloon Fight stage, but I persevered & got through it finally... only to be greeted with Flash Man's stage. 15+ lives later, & I admit defeat. I guess I'll just have to wait for someone to post a playthrough to youtube D:
Humor Writer
Jan 11th, 2012, 11:34 PM
Awesome stuff, Roger. Congratulations.
Im one good looking Troll
Jan 12th, 2012, 12:50 AM
the wait is finally here this game is best for retro gamers only oh yeah!!!
Jan 12th, 2012, 06:32 PM
I freaking loved this game, Rog. I streamed the count down on my livestream page. The viewers ate it up. Good job, man.
Forum Virgin
Jan 13th, 2012, 05:28 AM
This game is so awesome yet frustrating sometimes. However, it is worth it.
Forum Virgin
Jan 14th, 2012, 03:16 PM
bah i cant beat that danged old man. thought i had it
Forgetable Cyborg
Jan 15th, 2012, 07:21 PM
TMNT electro-kelp and Flash Man lasers? I don't know where the line between old-school difficulty and sadism is (or whether the game crossed it or not), but I am pretty sure this trio of developers got a good close-up view of it.
That being said, great game! A big slam-run home-dunk. I just wish I could have had one of those USB converters to play with a real NES controller.
Humor Writer
Jan 17th, 2012, 06:41 PM
Good lord, the Zelda level is kicking my head in!
Jan 20th, 2012, 07:47 AM
I'm loving this game btw... but I've noticed that we've went through a few minor revisions and I think you might have inadvertantly introduced some bugs.

Now in the first level, whenever I hold the "s" key the game speeds up as if throttling has been turned off.

Also the controls printed above have no bearing in the game.... the keys are "a" and "s" not a and b.
Pickled Patriarch
Jan 20th, 2012, 03:56 PM
Thanks so much for all the compliments guys! We're incredibly overwhelmed by the success of the game so far... it's spread absolutely everywhere and already had over a million plays in under a week in addition to now being the #1 ranked game of all time on Newgrounds. Thanks to all of you who've helped spread the word about it!

We're still fixing some minor glitches here 'n there, and we will be releasing a free downloadable standalone version sometime in the near future with fullscreen capabilities.

Howard - Thanks, glad you dig the game. In regards to the "s" key throttling issue, we haven't been able to replicate it, and out of more than a million people who've played it, you're the only one to report this strange bug. What browser are you using? We recommend Firefox. IE has many known problems with Flash games as it is, including the sticking keys issue.
Humor Writer
Jan 20th, 2012, 04:44 PM
As soon as I beat this game I'm writing about it on my blog.
Jan 21st, 2012, 10:35 PM
I found the source of the error Rog:

It's the newly released 64 bit version of flash player. The 32 bit version works just fine. It WAS working fine btw, it happened sometime between version 1.1 and ver 1.3.

Now if I can only figure out how to transfer over my save....
Humor Writer
Jan 23rd, 2012, 02:38 AM
Much as I'm loving this, I do have to say the frigging Mecharobobo is a truly frustrating enemy.
Humor Writer
Jan 23rd, 2012, 05:31 PM
Whew, finally beat the game. Awesome ending, and just a fantastic experience overall.
Deadly Towers Survivor
Jan 24th, 2012, 02:24 AM
I almost fatally OD'd on awesome! Good job RoG and everyone else involved in ABA's creation, can't wait for the downloadable version!
Pickled Patriarch
Jan 24th, 2012, 04:54 AM
Thanks! The free downloadable version will be coming very soon, and in addition to not needing a browser to play it, you'll be able to play it in fullscreen mode. I'll be sure to make a post as soon as it's ready.
Humor Writer
Jan 25th, 2012, 01:44 AM
Finally finished the game, here's the link to the review on my blog. Once again, fantastic job, Roger.
Forum Virgin
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:22 AM
I noticed some Mother/Earthbound Zero characters here and there. Props for including them, but I wish there was more, like a Mother style boss, but great stuff nonetheless.
Urban Champ
Feb 9th, 2012, 06:26 PM
Rog, I just wanted to thank you and team bobo for a great game! I really enjoyed it and the medals just keep me playing it more.

Well done!
Slim Goodbody
Feb 13th, 2012, 01:13 PM
I need to hook up my turbo controller.
Forum Virgin
Feb 17th, 2012, 09:46 AM
Played through the game all the way twice already.

Fun as hell.
Deadly Towers Survivor
May 31st, 2012, 04:12 PM
Googie Toons Creator
Jun 6th, 2012, 06:05 PM
Wow, it's been years I came here. I played it up to level 2, and already I like this game. If you're going to make this downloadable please make it into an NES ROM if it's possible. But yeah even if I only made it to level 2 this is the best game I played on the net in years! Thanks for making such a great game fellas!
Forum Virgin
Jan 11th, 2013, 01:00 AM
Abobo's Big Adventure is officially one year old!
soon to be internet icon
Aug 16th, 2013, 02:50 PM
I always have trouble around the Donkey Kong part. But I did reach the next level. I have to say this reminds me of the Robocop game for the NES. Such good memories.

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