Before this project, I had never played Abadox before. I had seen the screenshots in gaming magazines, I had passed over the silvery MB cartridge in countless second hand stores, but for whatever reason I never picked it up. Little did I realize it would potentially be one of the NES's hardest games, or at least kind of.
However, if you take your time, learn the levels and the locations of the power-ups, and do not get overly frustrated with the intense level design, you can wrap this game up in a few hours. Having never played it before and going into it completely cold, I was able to reach the end of Abadox in about 3 hours. The unlimited continues mean you never have to start all over again to make a run. The brevity of the game means you don't need to settle in for a six hour marathon just to take it down. You will need patience because you will die many many times, but if you take your time and scroll through the levels slowly taking note of enemy placement and power-up locations, you can make short work of this game.
|George Ross (as if you needed me to tell you that...)|