Asterix (Atari 2600)

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My beginner's score from the first few times playing this game.

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-12-15 03:14:11   Reply
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Obelix wave is crazy!

-- Posted by MisterVCS on 2018-12-15 03:16:27   Reply
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@MisterVCS:

Na, da simmer avver ma schwer jespannt! XD

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-12-15 03:22:39   Reply
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Voted YES on ALL :)

I have Asterix and the Great Rescue for the Sega Master System. It and Asterix and the Secret Mission (which I DON'T have) were released for the SMS exclusively in Europe and Brazil. Most European games work on the North American SMS fortunately. And if I had to I could hunt down a copy of the Brazilian release. Fun fact: Most PAL only SMS releases will play on a North American SMS (and vice versa), only with some choppiness or slowdown. This is, sadly, true of the excellent shooter Zenon 2: Mega Blast. Like some other Bit Map Brothers Games it is quite choppy on an NTSC system The Bit Map Brothers not too long ago authorized the release of an optimized version (of the PC port I believe) for the Atari Jaguar. I don't have one yet though.

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-12-16 01:58:55   Reply
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Many thanks, Mark! That's interesting as I just learn more about the SMS. I only know the most popular titles from playing them at display stands at the time. My friends an I had Atari 2600 consoles and later our platform of choice was the Amiga. Although I was interested in Nintendo and Sega there was no way to have all those consoles!

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-12-16 02:14:12   Reply
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I recommend the Japanese Sega Master System if you can afford one (and your TV can handle NTSC). There are two currently for sale CIB on eBay. One for $263.35 (used) and one for $800 (new).

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Japanese+Sega+Master+System&_sacat=0

I myself own one which I bought from a seller in Japan years ago. The Japanese SMS is desirable for several reasons ("here he goes again" I hear someone mutter. 1) It is backwards compatible (thru hardware; not emulation) with games released for the Sega SG-1000, Sega Mk. III, Sega SC-3000 (basically a learning PC), and the Ultra-rare fully licensed Othello Mutlivision (here is a Japanese commercial for it):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytc6o-dYgPg

2) Several games were only released in Japan (they got the most Sega My Card games; aka the Sega Card outside of Japan). The Japanese My Cards are the same size as the Sega Cards, however Japanese My Cards and the much harder to find Sega My Card System III cards are NOT compatible with any system not sold in Japan Sega. Some are for the SG-1000 Mk II's Card Catcher,and  some are for the Sega Mk. III (ALL are compatible with the Japanese SMS! 3) The Japanese SMS has the 3-D hardware built-in. 4) Rapid Fire function is also built-in. 5) It's just plain cool to own one. :)

If you wish to see an article on the Sega My Cards and the My Card System III Cards, and a list of the games released in Japan this way, then here you go:

https://segaretro.org/Sega_MyCard

Here is an alpha-numerical listing of every known SMS game release. It's on Wikipedia. It also shows which countries each game was released in, the year of release, the Developer, and the Publisher. It DOSN"T include the two Home Brews that I own. But it DOES list every games released in Japan, North America, Mexico, South American countries, and even the unlicensed games released for the SMS in Tiawan and S. Korea:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sega_Genesis_games

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-12-16 03:00:38   Reply
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@RetroRob:

Sorry, I incorrectly posted the link for the list of Genesis games. blushHere is a list of all of the SMS games released:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Master_System_games

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-12-16 03:09:50   Reply
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@Mark:

Wow! Many thanks! Lots to study there! :D

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-12-16 03:35:13   Reply