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Asterix and the Magic Cauldron

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
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Commodore 64
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1.8
ZX Spectrum
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1.9
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Description

Goscinny and Uderzo’s cartoon characters are from the only Gaullish village in 50BC able to resist the Roman invasion. They can do this due to Getafix the druid’s magic potion, however the cauldron used to make this has been smashed into several pieces. Can brave Asterix and overweight Obelix find the pieces?

In this arcade adventure, it all comes down to you. The fifty screens you must explore take in your home village, a Roman encampment, and the forests in between. You have five pieces of wild boar, and these are used as you become hungry.

Contact with wild boars or Roman soldiers triggers a one-on-one fight with punches and kicks. Defeating a boar earns you another piece of food, to restore energy once all lives are gone. Some sections are blocked until you collect their keys.

In the US version the character Asterix was replaced by a barbarian and the game's title was changed to Ardok the Barbarian.

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Asterix and the Magic Cauldron ZX Spectrum Fighting with a guard - this time the reward is freedom
Asterix and the Magic Cauldron ZX Spectrum Loading screen
Asterix and the Magic Cauldron Commodore 64 Well, I did warn you
Asterix and the Magic Cauldron ZX Spectrum A Roman camp

Alternate Titles

  • "Asterix y el Caldero Magico " -- Spanish Title

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Aug, 1986 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Nov, 1986 15 out of 20 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Nov, 1986 5 out of 10 50
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Dec, 1986 22 out of 100 22

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