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Americans might not be as familiar with Asterix and his comic exploits, as the series mostly stayed in Europe. Two platformers were actually released for the Genesis, though only one came out in America. The first game, Asterix and the Great Rescue made the trip overseas, but was it worth it?
Asterix has been a staple of the French comics scene for half a century, and thefamous Gaul has appeared everywhere from movies to cartoons and even a theme park. Of course, a mid-’90s leap to the Genesis was a must, which lead to 1993’s Asterix & the Great Rescue. A sequel followed in 1995, but it was confined to Europe, as Sega of America left 16-bit behind and geared up for the transition to the Saturn. But even with its home grown popularity, Asterix & the Power of the Gods got lost in the next generation shuffle.