Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All!
|a game by||Mr. Nutz Studio|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Asterix Games, Beat 'em-Up|
Following on from years of tradition, 'Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!' adds another playable asset into the much-loved franchise. It's hard to say the last time when we actually played a memorable one of these games - but regardless of their criticism, they will always sell. Naturally, a new game has been announced for the upcoming year.
We haven't had a lot of information exposed about 'Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!' just yet - only a teaser to outline a few details. As the name suggests, there will be a lot of slapping. After all, that's what Gaulish warriors like to do - beat things into a pulp and challenge others to duels. So what will our famous Frenchman get up to this time around?
You'll have to forgive for never being too in line with the Asterix franchise. I recognize that the comic books and games are popular, and there is extensive lore and backgrounds behind each offering. Because of this, I won't understand the narrative behind 'Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!'. However, on the gameplay teaser, it doesn't look like it makes that much a difference.
The upcoming game will be a side-scrolling platformer where you'll use those Gaulish friends, Asterix and Obelix, to slap the hell out of oncoming Romans. It's comical in the sense that this is how players will resolve their differences against the occupiers rather than battle them out to the death. Well, maybe it's for all ages, so we can't get too bloodthirsty.
Other than scenes of slaptacular combat, we haven't been given much else. The visuals are more aligned to the comic book style rather than 3D environments. It suggests that we will be moving through multiple levels, similarly tackling different enemies, with the ultimate boss at the end of each stage. The hand-drawn animations are very entertaining, though.
It's hard to establish the direction this game is going. Whether it has a higher purpose to the franchise or a simple output of a few hours of entertainment - remains to be seen. I'm inclined to think it's the latter. How much meaning could you put behind a narrative that encourages players to slap their enemies? It's not exactly the best road to diplomacy.
Gaul Slap, Baby, Gaul Slap
Two names spring to mind at first glance of 'Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!'. The first being the comically-inclined The Simpsons arcade game that seems to be similar in mechanics and stature. The second is Cuphead - where the game resembles the visual style and would appear to have the same kind of level progression.
I highly doubt that the game will take on the difficulty level of either. Nor do I think this game will be revolutionary in any sense - or good for that matter. What do I think? 'Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!' will be another addition to the franchise that fans must have. The game is in development for them, and it's more than likely to please.
- Decent looking side-scroll platformer with comical mechanics
- Faithful to the original comic book visuals
- Gameplay with a good sense of humor
- Doesn't look particularly intriguing for those not adept with the franchise
- Can you do anything but slap?
- Little information produced as of yet
Download Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All!
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP