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 is a video game released by Sega for the Genesis/Mega Drive in 1993 and for the 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. 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.


Reviewing the Genesis version, GamePro criticized the steep difficulty slope and poor controls, elaborating that "it's annoyingly easy to mix up the button for swapping special weapons with the button for using the special weapons. Even worse, the hard-to-control jumps become ... a big frustration when you need to jump precisely, but can't."[emphases in original] They nonetheless recommended the game to players who like tough puzzles.[1]


  1. ^ "ProReview: Asterix and the Great Rescue". GamePro (58) (IDG). May 1994. p. 48.