These Romans are crazy to want to face Asterix and Obelix again
We are in the year 2021 after Jesus Christ. All web portals are occupied by GOTY and Triple AAA games. Everybody? No!. An independent game developed by irreducible Gauls resists, again and as always, its most direct rivals. To do this, they will not hesitate to use a magic potion that makes them invincible: nostalgia. Asterix and Obelix: slap them all! to emerge victorious from this analysis? We’ll find out soon …
Microides, with Mr. Nutz Studio and the invaluable presence of Afternoon games in “Iberian” territory, they were the culprits of working magic on our consoles. As seems to be the usual trend these years (and continues for a long time if the quality is good), the most classic comic is jumping from paper to our television. On this occasion we will be able to play the two most feared characters of the Gauls and the wild boars. We send back, how could it be otherwise, Asterix and Obelix who will not hesitate to use their fists to relive their great and best adventures.
Fill your canteen with the magic potion, which you will need
Under the aegis of beat them more classic, in Asterix and Obelix: Slap them All! We should send Gauls, pirates, barbarians and any other beast into the air let it get ahead of us as we complete the stories the game presents. We will have seven experiences drawn directly from his comics,
As if the drawings come to life
The first thing that catches the attention of the game is without a doubt, its excellent drawn. All the characters seem to be taken straight from paper, with exquisite animations and with great detail. We can send the Romans up in the air and let their sandals stay on the ground. When we run towards them, their shields are thrown into the air. We will even see onomatopoeias from “Pow, Zas y Boom” when you hit them. I think that just by looking at the images of the analysis, one realizes the care that the study took. In addition, we find old acquaintances in each act that will make us smile. Without a doubt, it had been a long time since Asterix and Obelix had received a tribute worthy of the task that we see in this proposal.
By tutatis! We need warriors
It can be a lot of fun at first to crush enemies. In all phases there are many rivals on the screen (I do not exclude cataloging this title in a new category called “mousou’em up”). Which does there is not a second of respite, chain slaps to everyone who moves and toss the Gauls into the air over and over again. Each controllable character will have their own unique techniques and characteristics. For example, Asterix will be more agile but will hit more loosely. Obelix on the contrary, of course: he will counterbalance his slowness with his brute force.
By the way, if we’re playing alone, it doesn’t matter who we choose at the start since we can alternate control of the two characters at any time. Things change when a friend visits us thanks to local multiplayer
Oh, oh … this is Asurancetúrix
All is not beautiful and rosy in Gaul. Asterix and Obelix: slap them all! He sins of an error which weighs heavy, and it is monotony. Games of this kind must be very original so as not to fall into repetition. Without going any further, Streets of Rage 4 does not blatantly extend its duration, and instead offers the most varied characters, with a lot of solvency and bestial combos. In contrast, Battletoads thwarts simpler fights with phases that break away from the workbench and invite us to do other tasks. The latter is precisely what the Mr. Nutz Studio game lacks. He tries, of course. We have wild boar races, barrel busting bonus stages and other kinds of mini-games… but that’s not enough.
In addition, there is another thing happening that we do not see with good eyes, and that is the rehearse scenarios. Whenever Asterix and Obelix take a boat trip on their next adventure, they can’t fail to have a great time with the pirates. On the same ship and with the same people … over and over again. The skins of the Romans were also not taken care of, being very even.
Asterix and Obelix Conclusion: slap them all!
Microids and Mr. Nutz Studio have done the magic with their latest video game. The last adventure of these two friends in front of all the Gauls masterfully transfers the designs created … to your console. Not only is the design good, but the animations, the characters that appear and the stories they recreate, taken directly from their most representative comics, are an authentic marvel and the fan-service that any lover of Asterix and Obelix wish to find.
The problem lies in its playable mechanics. At first it’s cool to defeat hordes and hordes of enemies, when we finish a few acts we already see the seams of the game. The title lengthens its duration too much with repetitive gameplay. If there were other types of mini-games, or a more in-depth combat system, nothing would happen. Too bad everything is so the same and we even see screens that are literally the same. We can at least make up for this failure with a local co-op to share the laughs and the punches.
We thank Meridiem Games for the code provided to perform this analysis. If you are interested in purchasing its physical version, you can find the game in major specialty stores.
Asterix & Obelix slap them all!
- The detail of the drawing is brutal
- local cooperative
- Relive the classic adventures of Asterix and Obelix
- Some scenarios repeat themselves
- Other types of mini-games are lacking to provide variety
- The protagonists’ attacks are superficial