Asterix & Obelix was released by Infograms Multimedia in 1996. It is a platform action game based on a series of French comic strips written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo. The series first appeared in French in the magazine Pilote in 1959.
The graphics of Asterix & Obelix is very good. The animation is very fluid, rarely seen in a 2D platform game. As the game is based on a famous comic, the character designs are both very stylist and attractive. The background is uniquely drawn, and we don't see much repitition on them.
The story of Asterix & Obelix begin in the year 50 BC. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. One small village of indomitable gauls still holds out against the invaders. To keep them prisoner, Caesar has had an immense palisade build around the village.
The heroes, Asterix and Obelix decide to prove to Caesar that they can go wherever they please. They will travel the Roman empire and bring souvenir back from every country they cross.
The gameplay of Asterix & Obelix resembles closely with other platform game like Jazz Rabbit and The Lion King, where we need to beat the enemies and collect various bonuses during the game.
The unique part of Asterix & Obelix is it allow two players to play on the same time with using only keyboard. Meaning that we don't need a joystick to play it together with our brother or friend.
Asterix & Obelix is a high quality and fun-filled platform game that you shouldn't missed. You can download Asterix & Obelix here.