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Asterix: Caesar's Challenge

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CD-i
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2.4
DOS
76
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Description

This interactive board game offers action and adventure as Asterix and his friends journey around the Roman Empire on a challenge from Caesar while learning about different countries' history and culture. You can play as various characters including Asterix, Obelix, Impedimenta, Panacea, Justforkix and Geriatrix. You have to collect souvenirs from various places as proof you've been there, and then get back to your village in time or else Caesar will win. It allows for up to 4 players or you can play against the computer. The game track has 54 squares that can be landed on which represent countries, challenges, prisons, magic potions, traps, rest, and meeting character opportunities.

The druid Getafix is host and will hand out magic potion flasks to players (except Obelix who, as fans of the comics know, fell into a potion when he was very young). You can acquire some interesting gadgets from the druid-spy Dubbelosix, that will help you move more quickly. To win the recquired souvenir items, you have to either answer the questions asked in the country squares or buy them from the Phoenician merchant Ekonomikrisis with sestertii won in challenge squares. The scoundrel Tortuous Convolvulus will also try to impede the players progress, so look out.

Screenshots

Asterix: Caesar's Challenge DOS Difficulty selection
Asterix: Caesar's Challenge CD-i Starting screen
Asterix: Caesar's Challenge DOS Hitting the pirates.
Asterix: Caesar's Challenge DOS Replacing pieces of the picture.

Alternate Titles

  • "Astérix: O Desafio de Cesar" -- Brazilian title
  • "Astérix - Le défi de César" -- French title
  • "Astérix: Die grosse Reise" -- German title
  • "Astérix: De Uitdaging van Caesar" -- Dutch title

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The Press Says

The Freehare DOS 2007 5 out of 5 100
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jul, 1995 2 out of 6 80
Joystick (French) DOS May, 1995 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jul, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Génération 4 DOS May, 1995 65 out of 100 65
Power Play DOS Jun, 1995 63 out of 100 63
Power Unlimited CD-i Oct, 1995 4.8 out of 10 48

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