For years, the greedy Glukkons have enslaved the Mudokons and made lunchmeat out of paramites. Now the Paramites are nearly extinct, and the Mudokons have a savior. That savior's name is Abe, and he needs your help! Guide Abe through the Paramonium Temple and light the Holy Fires. Only when all the fires are lit will Abe receive the sacred scar on his hand, giving him the power to save the Paramites... and his people!
--From the Gameboy Oddworld Adventures instruction manual.