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Information Page: Asterix Caesar's Challenge
Game TitlePublisherProducerDateGenreRequirementsCD-i Emulator Compatibility
Asterix "Caesar's Challenge"Philips Interactive Media France and Pathe InteractiveInfogrames Multimedia1995Board Game / Adventure-Basic support (title starts but has problems)

Game Cover
Catalogue Number:
8160035 (Spain)
8100167 (European)
Box Art:
European Front Cover
European Back Cover
European Picture CD
Movie Clip:
CD-online Promotion

From the Disc

Most CD-i Games have "Abstract", "Bibliographic" and "Copyright" details on the softwares disc itself, any interesting information in these files can be found below.


    V 3.9

    Become Asterix, Obelix, Impedimenta, Panacea, Justforkix or Geriatrix (the famous characters created by Albert Uderzo and Rene Goscinny). And visit the immense Roman empire! You can play on your own but it's much more fun to play with the family or with some friends!

    Aim of the game...

    Each player has a limited amount of time to travel to a number of places and collect a souvenir from each of them. These souvenir items are proof of your different journeys. The first player to get back to the village in time, with all the necessary souvenirs, wins the game.

    The game track takes you on a tour of the Mediterranean area; you will visit the same places as our heroes during their adventures.

    The game track has 54 squares, which are divided up like this:

      9 country squares, 15 challenge squares
      4 prison squares, 4 magic potion squares
      6 trap squares, 4 rest squares
      12 meet characters squares

    In order to win the all-important souvenir items, you just have to answer the questions asked in the country squares. You can also buy them from the Phoenician merchant Ekonomikrisis, with sestertii you have won in the challenge squares.

    Your game host will be the druid Getafix, who will also hand out flasks of magic potion to all the players (except Obelix who fell into the potion when he was very small).

    Druid-spy Dubbelosix has some interesting gadgets you may like to try; they'll help you move more quickly. Be careful of the dastardly Tortuous Convolvulus whose favourite pastime is stirring up trouble between the players!

    When you've collected all the necessary items, go back home to the village. To make the journey home a little easier, the village square is extra big and represents the final banquet.

    The first player to bring his items home to the village is declared the winner and receives the victor's laurels! And Caesar won't like that one little bit!

    Remember that if time runs out before any player has returned to the village with the necessary items, then I'm afraid Caesar is the winner! Well, you won't let him keep that title very long, now will you?

Bibliographic: ASTERIX - LE DEFI DE CESAR (V 3.9)


    Design Infogrames

    Director: Bertrand Brocard
    Assistant Director: Thierry Ledeul
    Technical Director: Eric Mottet
    Program: Christophe Laboureau, Pierre Crooks, William Hennebois, Jean-Noel Megoz
    Mockups, tests: David Carlot, Pierre Girardeau
    Casting: R.Lebrun, G.Rouzier, E.Franval, B.Bollet, A.Plumet
    Animation Studio: Vit'Anime
    Backgrounds: Studio Legrain Partners
    Computer image: Dominique Sablons
    Sound Studios: Studio Du Pekinois, Studio Miroslav Pilon
    Sounds Effects: Bruno Zincone
    Music and Sound Mix: Thierry Carron
    Philips Interactive Media France: Dominique Lempereur, Armelle Loghmanian, Jean-Claude Rocle
    Production: Bruno Bonnell, Jean-Claude Larue
    An Infogrames production



CD-i Emulator Compatibility: This section covers crucial details concerning performance of this specific game under emulation through CD-i Emulator. It will state the CD-i Player Rom used during the test, what version of CD-i Emulator was used, which program the Disc Image was created from, specifications of the test PC and also provide screenshots of the emulator in action. Also included is an account of the test and most importantly if the game is playable through CD-i Emulator. Rather than an exhaustive list of tests with various ROMS and different PC rigs it's hoped that this section gives some insight into the progress of CD-i Emulator. For the most recent updates to CD-i Emulator and compatibility it's suggested you visit the CD-i Emulator Homepage.

    CD-i Player ROM: CD-i 350
    CD-i Emulator Version: 0.5.2
    CD-i Disc Image created using: Golden Hawk Technology CDRWIN 4.0A

    Operating System: Windows XP Professional
    Processor (CPU): 3.2GHZ Intel Pentium 4 HT
    Memory: 2GIG
    Graphics Card: 256MB ATI 9800XT
    Graphics Depth: 32BIT
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Platinum Audigy 2 ZS

Details of Tests: The game boots through the Philips Media bumper as normal but then hangs. Resetting the emulator and rapidly pressing the action button allows you to pass through all the title screens and get to the game without the emulator hanging. From the introduction sequence the sound is a little rough around the edges but the graphics play accurately. Some of the menu options can be accessed and play normally after a few long seconds of pausing. When you try to start a game however the emulator hangs on a black screen after selecting the difficulty level.

Philips Media Screen Pathe Interactive Screen Infogrames Multimedia Screen Asterix Introduction Screen Title Screen Sub-Menu Screen

Release Information & The Rumour Mill

European Release: This game was distributed in a plain regular CD jewel case.

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