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Abadox weiß von Anfang an richtig zu begeistern und ist für mich eines der besten NES-Spiele überhaupt. Auch wenn es nicht ganz leicht ist, ist es aufgrund der unendlich vielen Continues mit ein wenig Übung zu schaffen. Die vielen originellen Mittel- und Endgegner sowie die zahlreichen Waffen sorgen für eine extrem hohe Motivation.
All Game Guide
Despite these issues, Abadox is one of the better shooters available for the 8-bit system and fans of the genre should definitely check it out (if only for the interesting visuals and level design). While Abadox won't win any awards for innovation, it succeeds at being a fun game to play.
Game Freaks 365
In conclusion, I must say that Abadox is generally an average game. It looks good sometimes and it plays good, but most of its features are generally the same as any other shooter when it comes down to it. Most of the variety is superficial, and when you have enough experience or have seen enough games like this and know about the history you see that it's more of a footnote than anything else. It has its moments and can be quite entertaining, but it's also somewhat marred by a poor difficulty curve and some pretty silly graphic and sound combinations. I definitely suggest it to NES fans nonetheless, but with a bit of caution.
If moments like that were representative of Abadox as a whole, I'd feel no chagrin about that 8/10 I once awarded it. Sadly, like I said, that moment of immersion represents the game's peak. Most of the time, I instead found myself playing a game that merely looked nice and was interesting almost solely because it possesses the sort of imagery that Nintendo usually was so good about preventing us poor Americans from seeing (especially this blatantly). I also found myself growing frustrated by the slew of deaths inflicted on my ship, particularly because each of those deaths might as well have been a "Game Over" screen thanks to the crippling loss of all my power-ups. Abadox has some merit, but a great game it is not…
The Video Game Critic
The graphics are about average, but the multi-colored explosions look nice. There are two keys to beating Abadox: loading up on power-ups early, and memorizing the patterns. The game's uneven difficulty can lead to frustration, but even if that were fixed, Abadox would still be marginal at best.