In this video I combined a roughly 6 minute review of Abadox and my 1CC/1LC no death run of the game. If you’d like to jump straight to the run you can do so at 5:49.
This episode actually came about by accident as I was not planning on covering this game anytime in the near future. But when I got my new RGB modded NES I ended up giving it a shot and was able to capture the run without too much difficulty. Abadox is a relatively simple but fun SHMUP which I feel I was able to showcase pretty well in my run of the game.
The review/produced section of the video was basically me experimenting with different effects, animation and editing techniques. I would best describe it as a fun experiment. So if you find that portion of the video a bit odd, I won’t blame you :).
The produced portion of this vid was also a massive technical challenge for me. On top of that, it was nearly lost. In the month since I captured my run of the game, we not only had a hurricane hit Florida, which delayed my production by over a week, but my computer crashed as well.
Luckily, I had a backup copy of my work. However, when I went to import it into my editing software on my new PC, it wouldn’t load. It took me another week to work it out and finally get my video up and running again (I was forced to re-do many of the effects though once I got it up again, which took more time), only to have more issues rendering it. Finally, I was able to get the video rendered (which took around 8 hours due to what I’m assuming was a corrupted file). And here it is! The Abadox video that almost wasn’t!
Feedback and suggestions for future videos are always welcomed!
*All footage was captured on an original NES Model 2 console (modded for RGB Output) through a Framemeister using RGB at 60fps