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Mibobo is an enemy in the Double Dragon series. He is a green palette swap of either Jick or Abobo, depending on the version of the game, and as such, he shares the same moveset as his predecessors, although his speed and attacks are much faster.

Appearances

Double Dragon

Mibobo debuts in the original Double Dragon as a green-skinned palette-swap of Jick in white pants. He appears guarding the gates to the Black Warriors hideout at the end of Mission 3. Possessing all the moves of Jick, Mibobo also walks and attacks very fast, making him a much tougher opponent.

In a Famitsū magazine released shortly after the release of the game, Mibobo is named "Abobo" and his boss area is called the "Abobo Dojo".

NES

As the NES version of Double Dragon only features the bald giant now known as Abobo, Mibobo instead appears as a green-skinned palette-swap of Abobo, lacking his mohawk and beard. Mibobo appears in Mission 3 of this version, although he's no longer the end boss and fights identically to the regular Abobo.

He is called "Abobo" in promotional materials.

Master System

Again appearing as a palette-swap of the bald Abobo, Mibobo returns as the end boss of Mission 4. Like in the NES version, Mibobo is no longer faster than the regular Abobo, although he has much more health points than the regular Abobo type enemies. The other enemies in Mibobo's arena also bear his ghastly green skin tone.

Sega Genesis

Mibobo is once again a green palette-swap of Abobo and is the only other color palette used for Abobo; all other variants use a color scheme similar to Jick's. Acting similar to his arcade counterpart, Mibobo also has the ability to jump, unlike the regular Abobo.

Double Dragon Advance

In Double Dragon Advance, a remake of the first game, Mibobo was restored to a recolor of Jick. He appears as the boss of Mission 5 and was given his own distinct name this time around: "Mibobo" (a combination of the Japanese word midori, for "green", and Abobo's name). Just like in the original game, he's much faster than Abobo. A bald Mibobo can be seen on Mission 6. Dual Mibobos appear later in the final mission. In addition, there are other strangely colored versions of Abobo that have faster attacks.

Double Dragon EX

Multiple Mibobos appear on the third stage "Power Of The Mind".

Double Dragon (Zeebo)

Mibobo appears in two forms in the Zeebo version of Double Dragon. The first is simply a green palette-swap of the standard bald Abobo and first appears in Mission 3 as a sub-boss and later in Mission 4. They are common enemies on the final level. Two of them later appear as Willy's bodyguards in the final duel.

The second version is a red-skinned mohawked Abobo with pointy teeth that also first appears in Mission 3.

Double Dragon (mobile)

Mibobo appears unnamed as a green palette swap of Abobo, appearing in the game's adaptation of Mission 4, although he's now a mid-boss, with the boss level role going to Chin Taimei. Unlike Abobo or the other bosses, Mibobo doesn't have any dialogue or portrait. Like the NES version, Mibobo is identical to the regular version of Abobo besides the difference in color.

The playable version of Abobo was given the option of using Mibobo's palette.

Double Dragon Neon

Mibobo returns in Double Dragon Neon as a palette swap of Abobo. He first appears in Mission 9 as a boss. Two of them later appear in Mission 10 alongside other colored Abobos.

Double Dragon IV

Mibobo appears as the boss of Mission 6 in Double Dragon IV alongside copies of Burnov. He appears identical to his NES counterpart, with the exception of having purple pants and red boots.

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Trivia

  • Mibobo is likely a reference to Marvel Comics' fictional character Hulk, a tall and shirtless musclebound with green skin.
  • Mibobo's appearance suggests he may not be human. Given the post apocalyptic setting, it's possible he was intended to be some sort of mutant.
  • In the Sega Genesis version of Double Dragon, Mibobo's green color is the only alternative palette for Abobo within the game.
  • In the fan game Abobo's Big Adventure (endorsed by Yoshihisa Kishimoto), Mibobo appears in the unlockable "Abobobattle" (battle mode) under the name "Greenobo". Just like Mibobo, Greenobo is an obvious portmanteau of the words "green" and "Abobo".

See also

References

  1. Unofficial. Used in the fan game Abobo's Big Adventure.

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