Astérix and the Great Rescue (Mega Drive)

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Asterix and the Great Rescue
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Italiano
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    $59.9559.95[2] 1532
    Videogame Rating Council: GA
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    1532-50
    Sega Mega Drive
    DE
    DM 110110[5] 1532-50
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £44.9944.99[4] 1532-50
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    FAST03SMC
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    046180

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    Astérix and the Great Rescue (known during development simply as Astérix) is a platforming game developed by Core Design and published by Sega and released in 1993 for the Sega Mega Drive exclusively in the US and Europe. It was the first Sega game to tie into the Asterix series of comic books and other media. A different such game was released for the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear.

    Story

    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.

    Gameplay

    You can play as either Astérix or Obelix by selecting one before each level from a map screen. Both characters may jump with A, punch with B, and crawl by holding Down 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 C. 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 Up+C.

    Production credits

    • 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
    • Gameplay: Bob
    • 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
    Source:
    In-game credits

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Astérix and the Great Rescue (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Suuri lelukirja FI 1995 Sega.jpg
    FI advert (1995)
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    Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #18: "Octubre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
    also published in:
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    Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #25: "Novembre 1993" (1993-1x-xx)
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    Print advert in Sega Magazin (DE) #2: "November/Dezember 1993" (1993-11-03)
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    Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #19: "Noviembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
    also published in:
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    Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #20: "Diciembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
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    Print advert in Freak (IL) #16: "2/94" (1994-xx-xx)
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    Print advert in Hacker (HR) #5: "03-04/1995" (1995-xx-xx)
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    Print advert in AS Magazin-Video Igrice (SCG) #13: "Jul-Avgust 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

    Artwork

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    61 [9]
    65 №37, p152
    Sega Mega Drive
    63
    Based on
    2 reviews
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
    70
    [10]
    Consoles + (FR)
    80
    [11]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    52
    [12]
    Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
    80
    [13]
    Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 7 (RU)
    70
    [14]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    73
    [15]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    88
    [16]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    59
    [5]
    Mega (UK) PAL
    84
    [17]
    Mega Action (UK) PAL
    80
    [4]
    Mega Force (FR)
    86
    [18]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    71
    [19]
    MegaTech (UK) PAL
    62
    [20]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    55
    [21]
    Sega Magazin (DE)
    75
    [22]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    78
    [23]
    Sega Zone (UK) PAL
    74
    [24]
    Sega Force (SE) PAL
    78
    [25]
    SuperGamePower (BR)
    60
    [26]
    Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
    70
    [27]
    Tricks 16 bit (RU)
    71
    [28]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    65
    [29]
    VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
    40
    [2]
    Sega Mega Drive
    70
    Based on
    23 reviews

    Astérix and the Great Rescue (Mega Drive)

    Mega Drive, US
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    Cover
    AatGR MD US Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Asterix And The Great Rescue MD US Manual.pdf
    Manual
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    PCB
    Mega Drive, EU (Made in Japan)
    AatGR MD EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    AatGR MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Asterix GreatRescue MD EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    Asterix GreatRescue MD EU Manual back.jpg
    Manual (back)
    AatGR MD EU pcb.jpg
    PCB
    Mega Drive, EU (Assembled in U.K.)
    Asterix GreatRescue MD EU UK Cover.jpg
    Cover
    AatGR MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Asterix GreatRescue MD EU Manual.jpg
    Manual
    Asterix GreatRescue MD EU UK Manual back.jpg
    Manual (back)
    Mega Drive, FR

    Astérix and the Great Rescue MD FR Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

    Mega Drive, AU

    Mega Drive, BR
    AatGR MD BR Box.jpg
    Cover
    AatGR MD BR Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Astérix and the Great Rescue MD BR Manual.pdf
    Manual

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 7f112cd8
    MD5 b93b38d6b5b2280bed4797c882b7ab3b
    SHA-1 6d73f37fa31dbcc6a8e9e1590f552e084346088c
    2MB 1993-10-01[30] Cartridge (US)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 4735fee6
    MD5 9aad38cfe5a2df30a85d8f9de1138bf4
    SHA-1 e6353362ba261f1f8efb31e624250e74e1ca0da1
    2MB 1993-08-08[30] Cartridge (EU)

    References

    1. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 5 May 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 28
    2. 2.0 2.1 VideoGames, "June 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 70
    3. 3.0 3.1 Mega, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-21), page 31
    4. 4.0 4.1 Mega Action, "Christmas 1993" (UK; 1993-12-02), page 24
    5. 5.0 5.1 MAN!AC, "11/93" (DE; 1993-xx-xx), page 43
    6. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 26
    7. Hobby Consolas, "Noviembre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 23
    8. Todo Sega, "Diciembre 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 91
    9. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 10 October 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 120 (122)
    10. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 22
    11. Consoles +, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 124
    12. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 34
    13. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 291
    14. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 7, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 8
    15. GamePro, "May 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 50
    16. Joypad, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 104
    17. Mega, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-21), page 30
    18. Mega Force, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-10-08), page 96
    19. Mega Fun, "11/93" (DE; 1993-10-20), page 70
    20. MegaTech, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-20), page 80
    21. Mean Machines Sega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-10-xx), page 92
    22. Sega Magazin, "November/Dezember 1993" (DE; 1993-11-03), page 34
    23. Sega Power, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-07), page 78
    24. Sega Zone, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-xx), page 34
    25. Sega Force, "1/94" (SE; 1994-01-12), page 16
    26. SuperGamePower, "Maio 1994" (BR; 1994-0x-xx), page 32
    27. Sonic the Comic, "October 30th 1993" (UK; 1993-10-30), page 12
    28. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 15
    29. Video Games, "10/93" (DE; 1993-09-29), page 105
    30. 30.0 30.1 Astérix and the Great Rescue (Mega Drive)/Hidden content#Build date


    Astérix and the Great Rescue (Mega Drive)

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    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)