Astérix (1983)

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Astérix (1983)
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Atari
Atari
2D Platform
Atari 2600 Joystick
Atari 2600
Retail Features
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Main Credits
Steve Woita
European Union European Release Date(s)
1983
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Astérix is a game released for the Atari 2600. It is a modified version of Taz that was released only in Europe due to the popularity of the Astérix character in that area.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Your job is to help Astérix and Obelix collect as many objects as possible, while avoiding Cacofonix's deadly lyres.

You begin the game with three lives. Each time Astérix or Obelix touches a lyre, you lose a life. You earn points for every object touched, and a bonus life at 10,000, 30,000, 50,000, 80,000, 110,000 points, and every 40,000 points thereafter.

Eight groups of objects appear in the game. Astérix collects cauldrons of magic potion, helmets, shields, and lamps. Obelix collects apples, fish, wild boar legs, and mugs of his favorite drink. After you collect fifty of one object, the next group of objects appears.

A surprise object appears after the third time Obelix collects mugs - if you can stay alive that long!

After Astérix finishes collecting lamps the game pauses and the words OBELIX WAVE appear on the screen. This is a warning that from this point on, the objects will move faster.