Obelix (Atari 2600)

Obelix Atari 2600 Title screen


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A classic Asterix & Obelix game where you simultaneously play as (both) Asterix and Obelix maintaining their favorite Gaulish sport of thumping the living daylights out of Roman soldiers.

The objective of the game is to help Asterix "stun" Roman soldiers (simply by running into them, and they turn white from blue) while you command good ol'Obelix to throws his oversized Menhirs down at stunned Romans with a splat.

If by any chance a stunned soldier is not whacked by a flying menhir, they turn "red" and hostile, which means Asterix is in trouble. In any case, he needs some good ol' magic potion from Getafix in order to defeat the "red" Romans, so be ready to catch some when Getafix comes knocking.

There are 2 types of Roman soldiers to thump: the fat legionnaires and the small centurions. Centurions are worth more points.


Obelix Atari 2600 Title screen
Obelix Atari 2600 Getafix is passing by at the top of the screen...
Obelix Atari 2600 Beginning a game
Obelix Atari 2600 Squash the Romans when they are white!

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Alternate Titles

  • "ObĂ©lix" -- European title

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Tilt Jan, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
TeleMatch Jan, 1984 2 out of 6 80
Woodgrain Wonderland Jul 30, 2017 C- 42


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Obelix was mostly sold in Europe in PAL format, but a limited NTSC run was actually released in North America, probably only in Quebec where the large French-Canadian population would have been familiar with the character. The NTSC version is extremely rare.
Indra was here (20902) added Obelix (Atari 2600) on May 22, 2004