TAZ / ASTERIX

· EASTER EGG: Hit SELECT 22 times, and then hit the FIRE button to start. When the “CRAZED WAVE” appears (at 32,500), hold the FIRE button down to change it to reveal “WOITA WAVE”, for programmer Steve Woita (picture #1). {Steve Woita} The message doesn’t appear in the ASTERIX version (remains as “OBELIX WAVE”), but it does appear in some of the prototypes in place of the “CRAZED WAVE” message!

· 2 different versions of the game were released.  The game was originally released in 1983.  A rare 1984 re-release scores differently.  As far as I know, this 1984 version has never been archived.

· The “mystery” dessert (mentioned in the manual) is a pie. It appears after the completion of 3 full-course meals, at around 525,000 points, in both Taz (picture #2) and Asterix. Every meal thereafter includes the pie. {Scott Stilphen}

· The action speeds up when you hit the crazed wave, and again at the start of the 3rd meal.

· If you graze a stick of dynamite while moving either up or down, you’ll keep moving and “die” on the adjacent row (picture #3). {Scott Stilphen}

· The score rolls over at 1 million (in the 1983 version).

 

 


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