Lost In Translation/Asterix

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Manufacturer Konami
Released 1992
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 4.000 MHz)
K053260 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
288 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
2,048 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 10 ROMs
7,929,856 bytes (7.56 MiB)
MAME ID asterix · astrxeaa · astrxeac

About The Game

Asterix is a one or two-player horizontally scrolling beat-em-up based on the French comic series, 'Asterix & Obelix'. The player fights as either Asterix the Gaul or his best friend, Obelix, as they take on the 'might' of the oppressive Roman Empire. Asterix includes a variety of humorous fighting moves, which are demonstrated in the game's attract mode. The artwork and feel of Asterix remains true to its French source material, and the game's many humorous touches (such as the way defeated Legionnaires crawl away) will be instantly familiar to fans of the comic-book and cartoon series. Bonus levels - such as the chariot race that awaits at the end of the first level - introduce different game-play elements to provide a break from the fighting.


King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami Game Music Collection Vol.5 - KICA-7605) on 26/09/1992.

Tips and Tricks

  • Tip : When playing as Obelix, the character starts each stage carrying his big rock. Try to hit as many Romans as possible before Obelix throws it away. Any Romans driven away with the rock will drop their helmets on the ground, these can be picked up by the player to earn bonus points.
  • Drinking the magic poition (Asterix) or eating a roast (Obelix) will make the respective character invincible for several seconds, allowing them to plow through the Romans, causing the embarrassed Legionnaires to drop their helmets before running away.


Main Programmer
Sub Programmer
Yuko Itoh
Graphic Director
M. Kukino
Background Designer
S. Wada
Enemy Designer
T. Akiyama
Sound Effect
Sound Programmer
Music Composer
Mutsuhiko Izumi
M. Egama
Chiru Chiru
J. Nakano
A. Hashimoto
Hard Designer
Hideto Murata
Art Works
Naoko Sato


PC [MS-DOS] (1996, "Asterix & Obelix")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Konami Game Music Collection Vol.5 KICA-7605[1] 1992-09-26 King Records Inc. CD version.


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The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.