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: Sega
Developer:
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Italiano
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Master System
    EU
    9032
    Sega Master System
    PT
    MSJ9032
    Sega Master System
    AU
    FAST03SEC
    Sega Master System
    BR
    028490
    Tectoy: Todas as Idades
    Sega Game Gear
    US
    2520
    Videogame Rating Council: GA
    Sega Game Gear
    EU

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    Astérix 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

    Logo-pdf.svg
    Master System print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES) #36: "Septiembre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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    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
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    74
    [3]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    89
    [4]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    79
    [5]
    Player One (FR) PAL
    83
    [6]
    Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    72
    [7]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    84
    [8]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    74
    [9]
    Sega Master System
    79
    Based on
    7 reviews

    Astérix and the Great Rescue (8-bit)

    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 cover.jpg
    Cover
    Master System, PT (Purple)
    AatGR SMS PT Box.jpg
    Cover
    Master System, AU
    AatGR SMS AU Box.jpg
    Cover
    Master System, BR
    AatGR SMS BR Box.jpg
    Cover
    Asterix&TheGreatRescueSMSBRCartridge.jpg
    Cart
    AatGR SMS BR Manual.pdf
    Manual

    Game Gear version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Consoles + (FR)
    85
    [10]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    50
    [11]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    73
    [12]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    89
    [4]
    Mega Force (FR) PAL
    90
    [13]
    Player One (FR)
    91
    [14]
    Play Time (DE)
    64
    [15]
    Sega Game Gear
    77
    Based on
    7 reviews

    Astérix and the Great Rescue (8-bit)

    Game Gear, US
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    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.jpgAsterix Great Rescue GG EU BoxSpine.jpgAatGR GG EU cover.jpg
    Cover
    AatGR GG EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Asterix Great Rescue GG EU Manual.jpg
    Manual

    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)
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    1994-03-16 Page
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    1994-03-15 Page
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    1994-03-03 Page
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    1994-02-22 Page
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    1994-02-16 Page
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    1994-01-25 Page

    References


    Astérix and the Great Rescue (8-bit)

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    Main page | Comparisons | Maps | Magazine articles | Reception


    Prereleases:
    Sega Game Gear
    Prototypes: 1994-01-25 | 02-16 | 02-22 | 03-03 | 03-15 | 03-16
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    Astérix (1991) | Astérix and the Secret Mission (1993) | Astérix and the Great Rescue (1994)
    Sega Game Gear
    Astérix and the Secret Mission (1994) | Astérix and the Great Rescue (1994)
    Sega Mega Drive
    Astérix and the Great Rescue (1993) | Astérix and the Power of the Gods (1995)