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Astérix and the Great Rescue (8-bit)

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































Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Italiano
  • 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
    ?PTE$ MSJ9032
    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
    Sega Game Gear
    IT




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    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

    • 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
    Source: In-game credits

    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)

    Artwork

    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

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Master System
     ?
    CRC32 F9B7D26B
    MD5 36BD5FE2E4D1620F5A43EA610C458C86
    SHA-1 5E409247F6A611437380B7A9F0E3CCCAB5DD1987
    512kB Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 328C5CC8
    MD5 2446ABF366B4D28E88FD9431E84AC63F
    SHA-1 6083F57BC33C761EBF06B7C7512D1EE10BF619C8
    512kB Cartridge (EU)
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 78208B40
    MD5 21D000EBA49FA3528EAC46A2F9ADC3A7
    SHA-1 821A0F9087001831FB9828FE2EF193877F960DB6
    512kB Cartridge (US)

    References


    Astérix and the Great Rescue (8-bit)
    AsterixAndTheGreatRescue SMSTitleScreen.png

    Main page | Comparisons | Maps | Magazine articles


    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)