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Asterix - Sega Master System Cheats

Asterix Game Review & Description

In the pixel-rich pastures of the Sega Master System, a console that bridged the chasm between arcade fantasy and home entertainment, there emerged a game that would etch itself into the annals of classic gaming. This game, Asterix, was not just a cartridge you slotted into your system; it was a portal to ancient Gaul, where the only things stronger than the fortified villages were the bonds of friendship and the local potion brewer’s latest batch.

Asterix takes you on a romp through history, albeit with a few liberties taken for the sake of fun. You play as either Asterix, the diminutive warrior with a helmet wing-span wider than his own stature, or Obelix, his menhir-carrying, boar-loving companion. Together, they embark on a mission to thwart the Roman Empire, one pixelated centurion at a time. It's a tale of underdogs, oversized hammers, and the occasional roast boar, all rendered in the vibrant hues that the Sega Master System was celebrated for.

The gameplay is a delightful stew of platforming and enemy-pummeling. Each level is designed not just as a challenge, but as a journey through the rich tapestry of the Asterix universe. You'll leap over Roman garrisons, dodge wild boars, and, of course, engage in fisticuffs with legionnaires foolish enough to stand in your way. The controls are as crisp as a freshly pressed tunic, ensuring that every jump, punch, and potion-drink is executed with Gaulish precision.

But what truly sets Asterix apart on the Master System is the attention to detail. The game is peppered with nods to the beloved comic series, from the character animations that capture the essence of Uderzo’s art to the backgrounds that feel lifted from the pages of a well-thumbed Asterix album. It’s this fidelity to the source material that elevates Asterix from mere game to digital homage, a love letter to the adventures that have captivated readers for generations.

Graphically, the game is a feast for the senses. The Sega Master System flexes its 8-bit muscles to bring the world of Asterix to life in a way that’s both faithful and fresh. The color palette is as vibrant as a Mediterranean marketplace, ensuring that each level is as visually engaging as it is fun to play.

The soundtrack deserves a laurel wreath of its own. Catchy chiptunes accompany your journey, encapsulating the whimsy and peril of Asterix and Obelix’s adventures. These melodies will worm their way into your ear, a constant companion as you navigate the game’s challenges.

Yet, for those brave enough to don their winged helmets and take up the fight against Rome, know this: the path to victory is sprinkled with secrets. Hidden within the game are a myriad of hints, tips, and cheat codes, ancient Gaulish wisdom passed down through the ages (or at least since the game’s release). These secrets are the keys to unlocking new levels, refilling your potion supply, or even granting you invincibility. They are the whispered spells of the Master System mage, ready to transform your experience from mere mortal to legendary hero.

Asterix for the Sega Master System is not just a game; it’s a journey back to a time when gameplay reigned supreme, when the stories we played were as important as the scores we chased. It’s a reminder of the joy of discovery, the thrill of adventure, and the enduring appeal of two Gauls against an empire. So, grab your joystick, ready your reflexes, and remember: a trove of hints, tips, and cheat codes awaits, ready to guide you on your quest to drive the Romans from Gaul. For Asterix, Obelix, and gamers everywhere, the adventure is just beginning.


There are several secret passageways hidden within this popular platform scroller that can lead you to rooms filled with bonus items. The first of these may be found on level 1-1.

On that level, lead Asterix down the well and continue to the left. Allow the water to throw you into the air, but don't break the bricks covering the next well. Instead, jump on top of them and immediately jump left into the wall to uncover a room where an extra life awaits you.

On level 2-1, paddle all the way to the wall on the far right before diving. You'll be able to swim through the bottom-half of the wall to a secret room full of free goodies.

The next secret room of which we are aware doesn't appear until level 7-1. There, avoid jumping on the spring and instead stand on the same platform as the bloke with the burning torches. Then, all you have to do is walk right into a disguised alcove where more secret goods may be found.


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