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Astérix and the Secret Mission (Game Gear)

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Description

The druid Getafix is out of magic potion, and Astérix and Obelix are set out on a secret mission: to find the necessary herbs, so he can brew the potion again.

In this side-scrolling action game, the player can choose to play either Astérix or Obelix at the start of each one of the six levels. Although the main setting of each level is the same to both characters (forests, caves, deserts, underwater stages, waterfalls and such) the level design for each one may vary. In two player mode (Master System version), players will take turns playing as Astérix and Obelix. Both characters jump (by pressing button 2), punch enemies and break blocks (by pressing button 1). Astérix can run (by pressing and holding button 1 while moving) and double jump (by pressing 2 in the middle of a jump). Obélix is stronger and can break several bricks in a row when jumping over them (pressing 1 while jumping), and can also slide down hills (by pressing down at them).

Astérix can get some potions (thrown by pressing up and 1), which can break rocks, kill or shrink enemies. Obelix can get miniature menhirs which can be thrown (by pressing up and 1) against enemies. Both characters can also get bones throughout the game, granting access to bonus stages where the player controls Dogmatix. Some levels also involve minor puzzle solving, like pushing switches or moving rock blocks.

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Astérix and the Secret Mission Game Gear Enemy
Astérix and the Secret Mission Game Gear Underwater level with aggressive jellyfish
Astérix and the Secret Mission Game Gear These huge fountains of water are actually INSIDE the ship.
Astérix and the Secret Mission Game Gear Cacofonix knows where the next herb is to find.

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Sega Force Aug 10, 1994 80 out of 100 80

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Trivia

As Aventuras da TV Colosso

A version of this game was released in Brazil called As Aventuras da TV Colosso, which means "The Adventures of TV Colosso". Instead of Astérix and Obelix, the protagonists are Gilmar and Priscila, characters from a Brazilian TV puppet show, popular during the early 90's.
chirinea (34238) added Astérix and the Secret Mission (Game Gear) on Mar 04, 2007
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