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aka: Astérix in Egypt

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The Romans, who fail to conquer one final Gaul village, kidnap Getafix, the druid brewing the magic potion that gives all the inhabitants supernatural strength. Vitalstatistix, the village chief, orders Asterix and Obelix to find him, keep him out of Caesar's hands and bring him back at any cost.

In seven rounds, you can play either with Asterix or Obelix, and in the bonus stages (accessible when you collect fifty bones in a single round), you control the little Dogmatix. The heroes can jump, punch, swim, throw obstacles, grab vines or ropes and they have distinct moves. Obelix moves slower, but is able to manipulate objects, while Asterix has much more speed. Both characters can be played alternately according to the level. In the two-player mode, you each choose a character and clear areas in turns.

Aside from the traditional moves, there are special potions that melt ice, create makeshift bridges or blow up blocks. The game contains many familiar characters and scenery from the comic books.

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Credits (SEGA Master System version)

17 People (12 developers, 5 thanks)

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Prototype/Beta version

A prototype/beta version of this game appeared and was reviewed in some video game magazines as Astérix in Egypt. The screenshots show differences in graphics and level design.

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Astérix: Caesar's Challenge
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Astérix: Brain Trainer
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Astérix: The Gallic War
Released 1999 on PlayStation, Windows
Astérix: Search for Dogmatix
Released 2000 on Game Boy Color
Astérix: These Romans Are Crazy!
Released 2009 on Nintendo DS
Astérix and the Vikings
Released 2006 on J2ME
Astérix and Obélix Take on Caesar
Released 1999 on Windows, PlayStation
Astérix & Obélix XXL 2: Mission: Wifix
Released 2006 on Nintendo DS

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  • MobyGames ID: 18544


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Game added by Sciere.

Additional contributors: chirinea, Jo ST.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.