Asterix & Obelix was originally released by Infogrames in 1995 in Europe, Australia and Japan, but not in the United States. This version is the North American NTSC version that will play on any SNES or SNES-compatible console such as a Retron. The player can choose to play with both Asterix or Obelix. The game is a relatively straight-forward platformer/side-scroller, and also supports two players at the same time.
Asterix and Obelix is a side-scrolling action game. It starts with Asterix, for instance in the village (Getafix, Geriatrix and Vitalstatistix can be seen) and moves on with the player going in the forest and beating up the Romans. Later, the player gets a message from Britain and must cross the sea. The game takes place in different countries, including Britania, Helvetia, Grecia, Egyptia and Hispania. The aim is to guide Asterix or Obelix through each level until they reach the end. Both playable characters can jump, run or attack enemies, which are mostly Romans.