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Asterix Asterix - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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A one- or two-player horizontal-scrolling beat-em-up that is based on the french comic series "Asterix & Obelix". The player fights as Asterix or Obelix against dozens of enemies from the time of the roman empire.

Asterix was produced by Konami in 1992.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Asterix was produced include: Tsurikko Penta, Slime Kun, Mario Roulette, Xexex, Vendetta, Bucky O'Hare, Escape Kids, G.I. Joe, Hexion, and Legends Of The Mystical Ninja, The



Name Asterix
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6936
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Attack|Jump
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Asterix PCB Image

Game Play

Take the role of either Asterix or Obelix in a number of bold (and funny) adventures around Europe and beyond. There are lots of funny moves (known from the comics) that can be performed by special joystick and button combinations as explained in the attract mode of the game.

Drinking the magic poition (Asterix) or eating a roast (Obelix) will make them briefly invincible and allow them to plow through Romans, causing them to drop their helmets before running away.

Asterix KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.86 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 2.80

Overall Like 3.50
Fun (Social) 4.50
Fun (Solo) 2.67
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 3.88

Gameplay 3.50
Graphics 4.50
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 3.50

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

TIP: When playing as Obelix, he starts each stage with his big rock. Try to bash as many Romans as you can with it before you toss it away. Romans you drive away with the rock will drop helmets (worth bonus points).

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Asterix Census

There are 14,827 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,883 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 109 known instances of this machine owned by Asterix collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). 108 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 6 active VAPS members with a Asterix circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Asterix boards sets.

This game ranks a 33 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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