The Sum of Its Parts – Abadox – Nintendo Entertainment System – 1990

Abadox (U)_002ABADOX
Nintendo Entertainment System 
Natsume
(c) 1990
Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up

Shoot ‘Em Up games have a long history: Life Force, Gradius, 1942, and the list goes on. Among the flurry of Shoot ‘Em Ups produced for the NES, Abadox reared its head and joined the barrage. When I noticed that both Milton Bradley and Disney had a hand in this game, however, my head took a sharp tilt. This game is definitely a great shooter, but there’s a question that comes to mind about Abadox: is a game only as good as the sum of its parts?¬† Continue reading