Gaul is almost completely occupied by the Roman Empire; the only plot of land remaining is the small town where Astérix and his friend Obelix live. While the town has been able to stalemate the Romans in the surrounding areas until then, the Romans did capture and imprison the town druid, Getafix, and their pet Dogmatix in Rome, and the two main characters must now set off to Rome to free them.
You can play as either Astérix or Obelix by selecting one before each level from a map screen. Both characters may jump with , punch with , and crawl by holding and a direction at the same time. Should a character collect a bag scattered about the levels, they receive a limited number of balls they can throw at enemies with . There are at least two types of balls; one is shot to destroy enemies, the other to create platforms you can stand on; choose with +.
Main Programming: Stef Walker
Graphics and Game Design: Jerr O Carroll
Music and Sound FX: Nathan McCree
Level Design and Other Graphics: Richard Morton
Presentation Code: Dan Scott
Music Driver: Sean Dunlevy
Technical Support and Divine Help: Mac Avory
Other Graphics: Billy Allison, Gary Bot Masey
Producer: Ken Lockley
Game Testing: Dazza, AJ, JJ, Buller, Rattle Snake, Lizzy, Yappa, Andy
Special Thanks to: Chris Long, Simon Phipps, John Kirkland, Roberto Cirillo and Linda Taylor