obscure characters in a dated platformer, some financial
genius has probably discovered that his company is
in need of a tax write-off. Asterix and Obelix may
be popular in Europe, but they won't be selling many
games in North America.
the gameplay of Asterix & Obelix: Kick Buttix,
was of some quality, this game might catch on by word
of mouth. It's certain that the box won't attract
a lot of players since most youngsters aren't familiar
with these characters. As an old-school platform game
this is clearly aimed at a younger demographic although
it may be a trip down memory lane for some older immigrant
gamers. Hey, don't start emailing and complaining
about calling you an immigrant. We have a free country
on this side of the ocean. If you don't like it go
back to that place that I can't spell
you're a European and you're reading this in your
homeland, there is no need to take offense since you're
not considered an immigrant until you come over here
to live. We love to meet people from all over the
world and you're more than welcome in our country.
Just remember that we have a few customs that you
might not be aware of such as taking a shower at least
every other day. Keep that in mind and don't forget
to tell the gals to shave the hair off their faces
and you'll have a great time over here.
this game you can play as both Asterix and Obelex.
One is small and fast while the other is strong and
fat. Asterix can get through openings and spaces that
Obelex can't. Conversely, big ol' Obelex can plow
through legions of enemies and obstacles. Together
they can solve puzzles to grant access to the other
character so they can move on to the next level.
saga of Asterix & Obelex takes place in the days
of ancient Rome. The two main characters are Gauls
and their mortal enemies are the Romans. When they
aren't trying platforming or puzzle solving, they'll
be fighting the Romans. Although there are a few combos
that can be used the combat system, like the rest
of the gameplay, is rather shallow and repetitive.
Romans is great fun as they fly off the screen in
exaggerated cartoon style but the novelty does wear
off. You can purchase different combos but they are
more for show than anything else since you can just
usually push and punch your way through the masses.
collecting requires you to fight Romans, open crates
and explore all the areas in the environments. There
are some 40 levels which makes the game surprisingly
large. It's too bad the gameplay couldn't have been
varied enough to accommodate the duration of the game.
game would have benefited from better graphics, a
more involved story and better voiceovers. Just about
everything about this game is below par. The script
is lame and does little to highlight the characters'
personalities or the almost adult-oriented context
of the comic book theme. Asterix & Obelix come
off looking like a cheap imitation of Hagar the Horrible
when in reality they are miles that hackneyed comic-strip
all appearances Kick Buttix looks like it could have
been the lost PSX game. Maybe the developer responsible
for it hid it behind a wall in the studio sometime
during the last millenium. I'm not so sure that is
still doesn't belong there.