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Asterix at the Olympic Games is an adventure sports video game for the Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows and Nintendo DS developed by Étranges Libellules and published by Atari. It is loosely based on the comic with the same name and mostly based on the live action film. It was released in Europe on November 9, 2007 for the Windows, Wii, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS,[1] followed by the UK release on February 29, 2008.[2] The game also released on Xbox 360 in 2008.[3]

Plot[]

Astérix and Obélix have to win the Olympic Games in order to help their lovesick friend Lovestorix marry Princess Irina. Brutus uses every trick in the book to have his own team win the game, and get rid of his father Julius Caesar in the process.

Voice Cast[]

Original[]

  • Roger Carel – Astérix
  • Jacques Frantz – Obélix
  • Jacques Chambon – Sam Fichaure

English[]

  • Leslie Cack – Asterix / Julius Caesar / Neofrommatrix
  • Paul Bandey – Obelix / Getafix
  • Saul Jephcott – Sam Schieffer
  • Matthew Géczy – Marcus Brutus
  • David Gasman – Doctormabus / Silencius

Gameplay[]

While letting the players to switch control between both Asterix and Obelix anytime, the action is split between platforming in 3D[4] through the city and competing in challenges to unlock new areas.[2] Players can throw the javelin and hammer, participate in the long jump, running events, and various other Olympic events (in Wii's case, by using the controller).[5][6] Besides the main, Story mode, there is also the Antique mode, which gives a freedom of selecting any Olympic event and playing it right away.[7]

References[]

  1. BY BELENOS! 'ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES' IS OUT NOW!. GamesIndustry.biz (November 9, 2007). Retrieved on April 30, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Smith, Graham (April 16, 2008). ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES REVIEW. GamesRadar+. Retrieved on April 30, 2019.
  3. Asterix at the Olympic Games. GamesIndustry.biz (May 21, 2008). Retrieved on April 30, 2019.
  4. Crump, Ian (March 8, 2008). Asterix at the Olympic Games. Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved on April 30, 2019.
  5. Gibson, Ellie (July 3, 2008). Wii Roundup Sports, swords, darts, cars, Game Party. Eurogamer. Retrieved on April 30, 2019.
  6. Astérix aux Jeux Olympiques / Astérix at the Olympic Games. Hardcore Gaming 101. Retrieved on April 30, 2019.
  7. Dickens, Anthony (February 28, 2008). Asterix at the Olympic Games Review (Wii). Nintendo Life. Retrieved on April 30, 2019.


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