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Astérix: Le Défi de César

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (206.81 MB)
MD5: aada05ce6a99d145b0f7b693b052362e
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (4.86 MB)
MD5: 6669395d7501a9ed352d1d87dcc7144a
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Asterix: Caesar's Challenge - A family party game based on the French comic book series "The Adventures of Asterix", particularly on the fifth volume "Asterix and the Banquet" (Le Tour de Gaule d’Astérix). It is a cross between board games, trivia and interactive cartoon where the player must take up Caesar's challenge by showing him that he can travel freely throughout the Roman Empire and bring back objects characteristic of each country visited. Software and documentation in French language. Disk image retrieved on the Abandonware France website.

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Astérix: Le Défi de César - Jeu de société familial basé sur la série de bande dessinée «Astérix le Gaulois» et inspiré de l'album «Le Tour de Gaule d’Astérix». Il s'agit d'un croisement entre le jeu de tableau, le quiz et le dessin animé interactif où le joueur doit relever le défi de César en lui démontrant qu'il peut voyager librement à travers l'empire romain et en ramener des objets caractéristiques de chaque pays visité. Image disque récupérée du site Abandonware France.

Architecture: 68k

Minimum requirements:
- 68020 processor (optimized for PowerPC)
- System 7 (Sound Manager 3.1 recommended)
- 12" screen, 512x384 pixels, 256 colors
- 3 megs of free RAM
- CD-ROM drive 2x

Run "Astérix 512" application for best quality picture.
Emulated monitor should always be set to 256 colors.

Tested successfully on:
Basilisk II for Linux w/System 7.5.5
Basilisk II for MacOSX w/System 7.5.5
SheepShaver for MacOSX w/MacOS 9.0.4
[sound is choppy in SheepShaver]


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by Idéfix - 2019, January 9 - 5:45am

There is also a few animation movies starring Astérix on YouTube. The best one is probably Astérix et Cléopâtre (1968), with an original screenplay by the great René Goscinny (1926-1977).
1:12:30, broadcast in HD, sub-titles in English

Particularly funny are these two musical numbers:
- Quand l'appétit va, tout va (from 31:00)
- Le pouding à l'arsenic (from 45:00)

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by Idéfix - 2019, January 9 - 5:39am

Want to read a few stories of "Asterix the Gaul" in Charlie Brown's language? Wait no more, the Internet Archive hosts now the complete collection. There are however two drawbacks: books are scanned at low resolution and worplays and jokes are certainly not as good in English as they are in French.

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by Idéfix - 2019, January 9 - 5:38am

Québécois people like myself have a very strong sense of identification with the village of Asterix, probably because there are many analogies between them and us. An interesting book has been recently published on that matter:

«Astérix chez les Québécois» by Tristan Demers
Éditions Hurtubise, Montréal, 2018, 176 p.

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by Idéfix - 2019, January 9 - 5:36am

To tell you frankly, its not a great game but animations are rather funny. I am also fond to Franco-Belgian comics since I am a kid and Astérix series (at least in its Goscinny period) is one of the best.