"Speech Attack!" No vampire can withstand the power of "Four score and seven years ago."
The gang at FreddieW Gamez has transported our 16th president to somewhat more recent history as they've re-imagined "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" as a video game from the classic Nintendo era of 16-bit side-scrollers. And really, the only thing wrong with it is we can't play it ourselves.
FreddieW gets every little nuance just right, from the opening prologue of ever so slightly animated images to the flashing "Player 2 Press Start" in the top right corner. Honest Abe gets his strength back via "Crate Meat" as he swings his ax against the undead hordes, determined to rescue his wife Mary from the clutches of the vampiric John Wilkes Booth.
There's even a "segue" bonus stage called "Focus Fury," where Lincoln really has to show what he can do with that ax. Damn, we may have to take that dusty Nintendo out of the closet and see if it still works ...
Enjoy the patriotic genre-mashing nostalgia below, courtesy of YouTube. "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" opens June 22.