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Asterix at the Olympic Games

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
60
5.0
Windows
66
4.8
Wii
68
5.0
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Description

Lovestorix is in love with Princess Irina but Brutus also wants to marry her. To solve this problem, the Princess decides that she'll marry whoever wins the Olympic Games. At the same time the evil Doctormabus has discovered a dimensional key with which he can open portals to parallel dimensions and with it threatens to destroy the balance between the worlds. But of course Asterix & Obelix come to the rescue and have to not only stop Doctormabus but also help Lovestorix win the games.

Like in Astérix & Obélix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum you take control over both Asterix and Obelix and fight your way through hordes of Romans, building up combos with your punches and solving small riddles on the way. You can also change between controling Asterix or Obelix at any time. But since you are taking part in the Olympic Games, there are also several mini-games waiting which need to be beat in order to progress further in the story. These mini-games include things like Long Jump or Tug of War. These field events are played much like in Asterix and Obelix which means for example that you alternate between two buttons as fast as you can to run.

Once you've completed an event in the story mode, you can also play these events seperately in Olympic Mode in which two players (or one player against the CPU) fight for the gold medal in each discipline.

During the story mode you also collect helmets by destroying scenery objects or beating up Romans. These can be used to buy health or new combos ingame or unlock small parts of the movie. You also unlock new characters for the Olympic Mode as you advance in the story.

Also the game neither directly follows the storyline of the comic nor the movie, the twist with the portals to the real world is used to also include some actors of the movie in the game.

Screenshots

Asterix at the Olympic Games Windows "The next morning" Chapter
Asterix at the Olympic Games Windows You need to cross between the bounces of the basketballs
Asterix at the Olympic Games Windows Good mark !
Asterix at the Olympic Games Windows Lost of hits

Alternate Titles

  • "Астерикс на Олимпийских играх" -- Russian spelling
  • "Asterix na Olimpiadzie" -- Polish title
  • "Asterix en los Juegos Olimpicos" -- Spanish title
  • "Asterix en de Olympische Spelen" -- Dutch title
  • "Asterix bei den Olympischen Spielen" -- German title
  • "Asterix aux Jeux Olympiques" -- French title
  • "Asterix a Olympijské hry" -- Czech title
  • "Asterix alle Olimpiadi" -- Italian title

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The Press Says

Jeuxvideo.com Windows Nov 26, 2007 15 out of 20 75
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Wii Dec 10, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Official Nintendo Magazine Wii Feb 28, 2008 66 out of 100 66
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Jan 15, 2008 64 out of 100 64
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Nov 26, 2007 12 out of 20 60
Resonance-Gaming Windows Mar 06, 2008 6 out of 10 60
JeuxVideoPC.com PlayStation 2 Nov 12, 2007 12 out of 20 60
Avid Gamer Windows Mar 07, 2008 6 out of 10 60
JeuxActu PlayStation 2 Nov 14, 2007 10 out of 20 50
JeuxActu Wii Nov 14, 2007 10 out of 20 50

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