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Astérix and the Great Rescue (8-bit)

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Astérix and the Great Rescue
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
UK
£? 9032
Sega Master System
FR
?F 9032
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 9032
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 9032
Sega Master System
PT
?$ ?
Sega Master System
AU
$? FAST03SEC
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 028490



Sega Game Gear
US
$? ?
Sega Game Gear
UK
£?
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ?
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas



Asterix and the Great Rescue is a platforming game developed by Core Design and published by Sega in 1994 for the Sega Master System (Europe and Brazil only) and Sega Game Gear. It is different from the Mega Drive game of the same name, however has the same plot.

Gameplay

This game is a more traditional play-all-the-levels-in-order platformer. You start out as Asterix, but can switch between Asterix and Obelix by pressing Up+1. Asterix may move while crouching by holding Down and a direction. 1 jumps, 2 punches. Should a weapon bag be found, 1 shoots the weapon, and only the character who found the weapon can use it.

Production credits

Source: In-game credits
  • Coding: Martin Gibbins
  • Grafix and Design: Richard Morton
  • Music and SFX: Nathan McCree
  • Additional Code: Sean Dunlevy
  • Additional Grafx: Adrian Mannion
  • Produced by: Ken Lockley
  • Game Testers: Jason Cumberbatch, Darren Lloyd, Ola Sanusi, Stefano Cresci, Sean James

Magazine articles

Main article: Astérix and the Great Rescue (8-bit)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

HobbyConsolas ES 036.pdf

PDF
Master System print advert in














Hobby Consolas (ES) #36: "Septiembre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

HobbyConsolas ES 038.pdf

PDF
Game Gear print advert in














Hobby Consolas (ES) #38: "Noviembre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
85 №37
74 №154, p89[1]
89 №36, p88-89[2]
79 №23, p76-77[3]
83 №47, p147[4]
84 №63, p76
74 №37, p56
Sega Master System
81
Based on
7 reviews

Master System, EU
AatGR SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
AatGR SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Asterix&Great RescueSMSEUManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, PT
AatGR SMS PT Box.jpg
Cover
Master System, BR
AatGR SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
Asterix&TheGreatRescueSMSBRCartridge.jpg
Cart
AatGR SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU
AatGR SMS AU Box.jpg
Cover

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
85 №35, p140[5]
50 №60, p40[6]
89 №36, p88-89[2]
91 №45, p94-95
Sega Game Gear
79
Based on
4 reviews

Game Gear, US
AatGR GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngAatGR GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
AatGR GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Astérix and The Great Rescue GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
AatGR GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngAatGR GG EU cover.jpg
Cover
AatGR GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart

References

  1. File:CVG UK 154.pdf, page 89
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:Joypad FR 036.pdf, page 88
  3. File:MeanMachinesSega23UK.pdf, page 76
  4. File:PlayerOne FR 047.pdf, page 143
  5. File:ConsolesPlus FR 035.pdf, page 140
  6. File:EGM US 060.pdf, page 40


Astérix franchise games for Sega systems
Sega Master System
Astérix (1992) | Astérix and the Secret Mission (1993) | Astérix and the Great Rescue (1994)
Sega Game Gear
Astérix and the Secret Mission (1993) | Astérix and the Great Rescue (1994)
Sega Mega Drive
Astérix and the Great Rescue (1993) | Astérix and the Power of the Gods (1995)