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Asterix & the Magic Cauldron

Asterix & the Magic Cauldron
GenreBeat em Up
Developer / PublisherMelbourne House
Released1986
Media1 x tape
Rating
Graphics:8.0
Sound:2.0
Gameplay:7.0
Overall:6.0
Reviewed byndial
Asterix & the Magic Cauldron is a fun action platform game based on the popular French Asterix comic books. In this game, Asterix is out to find the missing pieces needed to make the Magic potion. The game is based on humorous elements and addictive gameplay and was released only for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum home computers.
 
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Asterix & the Magic CauldronSTORY / GAMEPLAY
The year is 50BC and the game takes place in a Roman-occupied Gaul. Romans have conquered the territory except your village that still holds against them. The action starts at the Gaul village and Asterix -along with Ovelix- must move on to the forest and the Roman camps. The main quest is to find and retrieve all the Magic Cauldron's missing pieces, so that the magician Getafix can brew a magic portion to protect the village and defeat the mighty Roman soldiers. Along the way you will encounter several incoming Roman troops and must defeat them with your powerful fists. A unique feature of this game is that when Asterix meets a wild boar or a Roman centurion, a separate fight scene (in a zoomed perspective) ensues. Your energy bar is shown as food and you need to replenish your energy quite often as the Romans are hard to take down in each fight. Defeated wild boars can be eaten to provide extra stamina. Asterix and The Magic Cauldron is a really fun game!

GRAPHICS / SOUND
The ZX Spectrum version offers nice visuals with nicely drawn backgrounds and a good amount of colors while there are some cartoonish sprites, much like the renowned comic book series. On the other hand, the game's sound is quite poor on the ZX (and the CPC), while the Commodore has really nice in-game music!
 
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Comparable platforms
Amstrad CPC
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Commodore C64
 
Hardware information

ZX Spectrum

ZX SpectrumCPU: Z80 @ 3.5 MHz
MEMORY: 16 KB / 48 KB / 128 KB
GRAPHICS: Video output is through an RF modulator and was designed for use with contemporary portable television sets, for a simple colour graphic display. Features a palette of 15 shades: seven colours at two levels of brightness each, plus black. The image resolution is 256x192 with the same colour limitations.
SOUND: Early models (48k) had sound output through a beeper on the machine itself. This is capable of producing one channel with 10 octaves. Late models (128k) fetured a three-channel audio via the AY-3-8912 chip, MIDI compatibility
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The ZX Spectrum (default) color palette
3bit RGBi 15-colors palette (15 on screen)
 
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