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Romset and name:
asterixeac Asterix (ver EAC)
Manufacturer:
Konami
Year:
Genre:
Fighter
Category:
Fighter / 2.5D
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
-
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
288x224@60 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
K053260 KDSC, Speaker, Yamaha YM2151 OPM
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.133u1 released on aug-02 2009
Last release:
Mame 0.219 released on feb-29 2020
Clone of:
asterix Asterix (ver EAD)
Bios:
Not required
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Previous romset:
astrxeac Asterix (ver EAC)
New romset:
None
Files
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GOOD
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Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Imperfect
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 28 years ago:

    Astérix © 1992 Konami Company, Limited.

    Asterix is a horizontally-scrolling beat-em-up for one or two players and is based on the French comic-book series, 'Asterix & Obelix'. Players fight as either Asterix the Gaul or his best friend, Obelix, as they take on the might of the oppressive Roman Empire.

    Asterix and Obelix each have standard jump/attack controls, as well as a dash attack activated by tapping the joystick forward twice then pressing the attack button. Each character also posesses a powerful spinning arm attack, this is activated by holding the attack button for a short while until the character's face turns red, after which players must release the button. If the button is held down for too long, the character gets out of breath and takes a few seconds to recover.

    The heroes' main foes are Roman legionaries and fat - ocassionally horseback riding - centurions. After an enemy has been beaten enough to fall to the ground, he can be picked up and attacked again, the nature of the attack is dependant on which character picks them up; Asterix will spin the stunned enemy above his head, whereas Obelix smashes him repeatedly into the ground. These stunned enemies also act as tempoarary weapons, as they will cause damage to any other enemies they come into contact with.

    Ocassionally, a beautiful blonde lady called Panacea appears carrying a basket. If Asterix or Obelix walk up to her, she will give them a kiss, restoring some health and temporarily paralysing any on-screen legionaries with embarrassment. Health can also be replenished by picking up the piles of red apples that litter the stages.

    Asterix features eight different stages, called 'acts', all with a boss fight at the end. Every act from the second one onwards is based on a different book from the Asterix series and contains signature locations, objects and themed enemies, including pirates, thieves and Indian guards.

    Bonus levels appear after certain stages, featuring either a timed chariot race, or a timed barrel-smashing sequence on board a sailing ship. The game's eight different stages are:
    • First Act: Village
    • Act 2: Asterix in Egypt
    • Act 3: Asterix in Britain
    • Act 4: Asterix and the Admirable Panacea
    • Act 5: Asterix in Spain
    • Act 6: Asterix and the Magic Carpet
    • Act 7: Asterix Vs Caesar

    TECHNICAL
    Game ID: GX068

    Main CPU: Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: Yamaha YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), K053260 (@ 4 Mhz)

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 2

    TRIVIA
    Asterix was released in May 1992.

    The rock that Obelix carries on his back is called a menhir. It was used in many ancient religious rituals in places like Carnac in the French province of Brittany, particularly during the time of 2000 to 1500 B.C.

    King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami Game Music Collection Vol.5 - KICA-7605) on September 26, 1992.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    • Tip: When playing as Obelix, the character starts each stage carrying his big rock. Try to hit as many Romans as possible before Obelix throws it away. Any Romans driven away with the rock will drop their helmets on the ground, these can be picked up by the player to earn bonus points.
    • Drinking the magic potion (Asterix) or eating a roast (Obelix) will make the respective character invincible for several seconds, allowing them to plow through the Romans, causing the embarrassed Legionnaires to drop their helmets before running away.

    STAFF
    Main programmer: Narunopapa
    Sub programmer: Yuko Itoh
    Graphic director: M. Kukino
    Background designer: S. Wada
    Enemy designer: T. Akiyama
    Sound effect: J-Kane
    Sound programmer: Panda
    Music composer: Mutsuhiko Izumi, M. Egama, Michiru Yamane (Chiru Chiru), J. Nakano, A. Hashimoto
    Hard designer: Hideto Murata
    Art Works: Naoko Sato

    CONTRIBUTE
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