Joe Bennett recently reviewed Asterix at the Olympic Games for the Wii. Not only did Asterix surprise Joe with how enjoyable it ended up being, but it also surprised him with its main game not being a basic collection of mini-games replicating Olympic events. Rather than a rival to Mario and Sonic, Asterix is actually a Platform-Adventure game at heart with mini-games interspersed throughout. Find out more about how he felt by reading our.
Let’s get one thing straight; Asterix is not a great game, nor is it likely to win any awards of any kind. In fact at times it can get a bit repetitive and it’s so simple that a very young child should be able to play through most of the game unaided (just a few puzzles that may present a challenge that could require the assistance of an adult). But it has that ‘pick up and play’ gameplay reminiscent of the Lego Star Wars games, that doesn’t require an awful lot of thinking and is just enjoyable to play. Granted it doesn’t do it as well as Lego Star Wars, but it’s a lot better than it has any right to be and is worth picking up if you have any young ones in the house and can find it for sub-Ł20.