System: NES | Genre: Shooter | Published by: Milton Bradley | Release Date: 1990
Abadox: The Deadly Inner War (Buy on eBay) takes place in the year 5012. A strange cytoplasmic creature known as Parasitis has swallowed the entire planet Abadox. To make matters worse, Parasitis has also swallowed an orbiting hospital ship with the beautiful Princess Maria on board. The World Alive Force launched an attack to on Parasitis but was unsuccessful. It is up to the lone survivor Second Lieutenant Nazal to venture inside of Parasitis to destroy it and save the princess!
During the game, you travel through the creatures body and battle the strange creatures that live within. Your journey starts in the mouth, continues down the throat and esophagus, and then the stomach and intestinal region. The final battle takes place in the “black inner chamber.”
The game is known for its extreme difficulty. Only a single hit from an enemy will destroy your ship. You resume play from the last check point, but without any weapons or power ups you have gathered. Some levels scroll horizontally, while others scroll vertically, but traveling downwards rather than the typical upwards.