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Old 22 August 2002, 09:31   #1
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Question Asterix: Operation Getafix

Currently I am finishing my soon-to-be-published Amiga-page with HTML-ised game-reviews. Currently I have screenshots of most games, but one is missing: Asterix: Operation Getafix. This game is reviewed in the July 1991 issue of CU Amiga. In the review it is stated this is a budget-release by a software company called Monkey Business. The game is viewed side-on with a faithful rendition of the Asterix-sprite and the Romans.

I have looked for this game at the TOSEC-site but did not found a title matching the description above.
Does anyone have more information about this game (screenshots, or whatever) or knows where I can download it?
Many thanks in advance.
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Old 22 August 2002, 09:46   #2
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"Asterix - Operation Getafix" is the same game as

"Asterix - Operation Hinkelstein" (German, in TOSEC)
"Asterix - Le Coup Du Menhir" (French)
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Wow, thanks for the quick reply, Walker.
It is the game I was looking for.
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Old 22 August 2002, 18:01   #4
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Re: Asterix: Operation Getafix

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[i]Does anyone have more information about this game (screenshots, or whatever) or knows where I can download it?
Well, Asterix Operation Getafix was originally released in 1989 by the French publisher, Sierra, on their sub-label, Coktel Vision.
The game was also re-released on budget in the UK by TenStar and Respray. Wonder if Respray was Monkey Business' budget label.....does anyone know?
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Monkey Business is a company I have run across only a couple of times, so they couldn't have lasted too long. Respray, on the other hand, were the budget division of Domark. Respray also released on budget titles like Shufflepuck Cafe, Hard Drivin', Licence To Kill, Typhoon Thompson, etc. Not always Domark/Tengen/Atari/Teque product, but for the most part anyways.
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Smile I can see so clearly now...

Thanks Doctor Bong and Twistin' for clearing up this story.
When I read the Asterix article in CU Amiga, it was nowhere stated it was a rerelease, just a budget title.
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You're absolutely right about Respray. Must have had brain fog when I made the previous post! Monkey Business was a curious games company.....as you said they probably didn't last long.
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