Astérix, the first-ever Asterix game, was released in 1983 for the Atari 2600 or Atari VCS. The game was developed as an altered version of the game Taz, which featured the Looney Tunes character Taz. Astérix was specifically designed to cater to European markets, where the Asterix comic series was already very popular.
In the game, players control the titular character, Asterix, and must collect various items while avoiding hazards and enemies inspired by the Asterix comic universe. The gameplay is similar to Taz, but with a reskin to feature Asterix and his world. This adaptation allowed Atari to capitalize on the popularity of the Asterix comics in Europe while using a proven game formula.