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  • Summary: The year is 50 BC. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely? One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. Among these resolute Gauls are our two heroes: Asterix and Obelix. One day, when Asterix and Obelix are out hunting, Caesar's troops take advantage of their absence and capture the other villagers. Even worse, the invaders also seize the druid, Getafix, along with the magic strength potion he was brewing! Caesar has left nothing to chance. The Gaulish prisoners are triple-locked to carts, each closely guarded by a whole legion of Romans. The carts are taken to the farthest corners of the Roman Empire, and the cauldron of potion is on its way to Rome. When they return to their village, Asterix and Obelix quickly figure out what has happened, and they immediately search for their friends. So begins an adventure of historic proportions. [Atari] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Trust me when I say the pummeling action is simply not to be missed; there's really nothing quite like it. [Sept 2004, p.62]
  2. Adults will move through relatively quickly and may lose interest before the end but the cartoon graphics are so perfect and funny that the kiddies should enjoy it all the way through.
  3. 67
    With graphics and audio that feel at least five years old and a clunky combo system that are all easily ignored, the puzzles and size of the game are what really make up the overall experience. The gameplay is decent, but just barely.
  4. This budget platformer's few interesting ideas are submerged under its litany of half measures and conventionalities, which include an outdated graphics engine, relentlessly boring level design, and heaps of sterilized button mashing.
  5. There is very little to do in Asterix and Obelix...A bland beat 'em up that squanders years of classic comic mythology. [Oct 2004, p.35]
  6. Boring fights, easy puzzles. [Oct 2004, p.96]
  7. Just about everything about this game is below par. The script is lame and does little to highlight the characters' personalities or the almost adult-oriented context of the comic book theme.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. LeonardoA.
    Nov 20, 2007
    I am a kind of advanced gamer, and have interest only in serious games, like Half-Life 2 and Bioshock.Anyway, that game shows me that even cartoon-based games can really be amazing and funny.Without of doubt, this game should receive a prize.Serious.It is a king of challenge, there are many puzzles to solve and, of cource, tons of enemy's to defeat.I standed hours in the front of the PS2 playing it, and even now i want to play it again. Expand
  2. JennC.
    Apr 17, 2005
    If your an Asterix fan you'll love it, I know I do. It is not for the advanced gamer, but most of us are just average and this is a good game that you don't have to worry about turning off if someone younger comes in the room. Expand
  3. KarenK.
    Sep 26, 2004
    For a new game that is only priced at $19.99, it is a good value. The fighting is rewarding and the content is suitable for kids (which is a nice change). It is not so hard that you will give up (hey all of us aren't game pros!). For just clean fun at a reasonbale price it is worth it! Expand
  4. Yenia
    Jan 9, 2005
    Brought back a lot of good memories.
  5. MysteriousStranger
    Sep 3, 2004
    I hated the comic books, I hated those damn movies and I hate them now! I don't care what anyone says THEY SUCK!!!