Asterix & Obelix Slap Them All: A SuperParent First Look

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 8:41 am

Help Asterix and Obelix defeat Roman invaders in this side-scrolling beat 'em up game.

Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All is coming soon to consoles and PC. The game is inspired by the French comic book series Asterix.

Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All is a side-scrolling beat ‘em up game that takes players to Gaul in the year 50 B.C. and challenges them to help Asterix and Obelix defeat Roman invaders in multiple in-game locations. The game supports single-player gameplay as well as cooperative multiplayer for two players in the same room.

Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All features two gameplay modes: An Adventure mode (or story mode) and a Freeplay Mode. However, players must finish the Adventure mode before they can access the Freeplay Mode.

When playing on their own, a single player can switch between playing as Asterix and Obelix whenever they want. When two players team up, each one will control one of the two characters.

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Both characters have access to regular attacks as well as special attacks that require energy to activate. Players have a limited number of energy points (lightning bolts) available to use at any one time, but their energy can recharge during levels.

Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All features lots of attack combos for players to memorize, but the game doesn’t feature a traditional tutorial. Instead, players can view a tutorial menu to see all of the possible moves and combos they have available for each character.

The game also features multiple difficulty levels to choose from, and players are asked to choose their desired difficulty before beginning the game. While Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All doesn’t allow players to freely change their difficulty level at any time, players can lower their difficulty setting by first quitting the game and then telling the game to lower the difficulty before they load their save file. Once players lower the difficulty, there’s no way to increase it again on the same save file.

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Finally, while Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All features family-friendly gameplay, the game doesn’t have full voice acting, so players will need to know how to read to follow along with the game’s story. In addition, while the game technically allows players to kill the Romans and other enemies, the game’s violence is more cartoonish and wacky than realistic. Enemies will vanish from the screen after they’re defeated and there’s no blood or gore to worry about.

Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All will be released on Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac on December 2 for $29.99. The game is rated E10+ for Everyone 10+ by the ESRB.

Check out some gameplay from Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All on Switch in our video below.

Disclosure: SuperParent received a code for Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All for coverage purposes.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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