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The year is 50 BC. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, almost entirely... One small Gaulish village continues to defy the occupying forces, the villagers protected by a magic potion which makes them invincible. But now Obelix has vanished! The Romans have confirmed his capture and taken him to an unknown destination.

Astérix is a platform game based on the eponymous comic books, where the short and mustached Gaul has to progress through levels located all across Europe, fighting Romans and various aggressive animals along the way, to rescue his friend Obelix before Caesar throws him to the lions....


Astérix SNES Over the bird
Astérix Game Boy Here come the Romans!
Astérix SNES At the sea
Astérix Game Boy Grab that key!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Asterix" -- UK NES/SNES title

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A short-lived platformer NES The_Ferryman (14)

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Game Players SNES Jun, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Play Time SNES Sep, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Game Boy Apr, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Play Time NES Feb, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Mega Fun Game Boy Jun, 1993 73 out of 100 73
1UP! NES May 16, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Power Unlimited Game Boy Oct, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Play Time Game Boy Jul, 1993 67 out of 100 67 SNES Mar 02, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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