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Asterix

• Publisher: Melbourne House
• Developer:
Beam Software
Release Date: 1986
Code:
Andrew Davie
GFX: Russell Comte
Music: Neil Brennan

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 60%
Our Game Rating: 69%
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> ASTERIX AND THE MAGIC CAULDRON by Melbourne House


• Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

Asterix and the Magic Cauldron is an arcade adventure by Melbourne House.

I used to love the Asterix books as a kid. I really liked the Gaul society that the writer created and all it's unique characters. I also liked to see them beating up the roman soldiers, which seemed to happen quite a lot.

This is also true in the game. There are a lot of centurions roaming around for Asterix to fight with. The aim of the game is to collect the seven pieces of the magic cauldron which have been scattered throughout the land. The graphics are very cartoon-like and it's fun to play. The backgrounds seem to take a while to draw on the screen and the action is a little simple to keep you interested for a long time. Once you know what to do in the game, it shouldn't take you too long to complete it. Give it a try.


Just one piece left to collect.


"Free at last!"


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Using an infinite lives cheat.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once the final piece of the cauldron is collected a message appears on the screen reading 'BY TOUATIS YOU HAVE DONE IT'. The game then restarts.

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: That's a really bad ending.
     
  • Andy Vaisey: C'est une fin de merde. Or something like that...
     
  • Gaz Spence: Wasn't there a bug with this game that prevented you from completing it?
     
  • Inge Pedersen: Yes, one piece of the cauldron was hidden behind some scenery - impossible to spot. Either Remember or Nostalgia released a crack which put the piece in a visible place so you could complete it.
     
  • Brendan Phoenix: Ending sucks - another missed opportunity game licence.
     
  • Andrew Fisher: May be worth adding that it was known as "Ardok the Barbarian" in the US... Reviews put me off buying this one, a brief go on the Hokuto Force version was enough.

FINAL SAY: I can't believe they had the 'Gaul' to make such a crappy ending.

G.E. RATING: 0.5 / 10

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