Asterix and the Great Rescue

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Asterix and the Great Rescue
Asterix and the Great Rescue
European Mega Drive cover art
Developer(s) Core Design
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Gear, Sega Master System
Release date(s) Mega Drive/Genesis:
  • NA 1994
  • EU November 1993

Game Gear:
  • NA 1995
  • EU September 1994

Master System: EU 199409September 1994

BRA 1994

Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single-player

Asterix and the Great Rescue was released by Sega for Mega Drive (Genesis in North America) in 1993 and for Game Gear and Master System in 1994.


This game is based on the long-running, French comic book series Asterix the Gaul. The characters Asterix and Obelix must rescue Getafix (Panoramix) and Dogmatix (Idéfix) from the Romans, who are in the process of taking over Gaul.


It is a side-scrolling platform game, with various levels typical of the genre, including underwater. The startup screen offers a choice of difficulty level, as well as the ability to turn off the music and/or sound effects. The Master System version allows changing characters during a level, whereas the Megadrive port removes this feature in favour of allowing choosing characters at the start of a level.