Monty on the Run

Original Platform: Commodore 64

Monty on the Run is the third game in the Monty Mole series developed and published by Gremlin Graphics Software in 1985.

Year1985
GenrePlatformer
Rating4

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PublisherGremlin Graphics
DeveloperGremlin Graphics
OS supportedWindows XP, 2000 & Windows 7, MacOS X 10.6+
Updated23 August 2019
TAGSplatform puzzle-solving

Game Review

Monty on the Run is the third game in the Monty Mole series developed and published by Gremlin Graphics Software in 1985.

Monty Mole, created by Peter Harrap, was a popular video game series in the 80's. The game was inspired by the British Miners' Strikes that happened in 1984-85. Developed initially for the ZX Spectrum, it was ported to the Commodore 64. The second game (Monty is innocent) was released for the ZX Spectrum only. This third game, probably the most successful, in addition to C64 and ZX Spectrum, was ported to several platforms including Amstrad CPC, Commodore 16, Plus/4. The Commodore 64 version features an amazing soundtrack composed by Rob Hubbard, probably one of the best 8-bit soundtracks ever.

Picking up where the story left off, Monty is on the lam after busting out of prison. He needs to get out town before he is put back behind bars. He has to jump, climb and avoid enemies all while gathering loot and solving a few puzzles. In the beginning you have to choose 5 items for Monty’s bug-out bag (or Freedom Kit). Choose wisely, a wrong selection will leave you stranded with no way to continue. Monty takes places across several different settings and enemies include some really random things like angry coffee mugs, living tea pots, and possessed lamps. The whole experience is pretty trippy.

Monty on the Run was very well received all around and quite popular in the UK. I’m pretty fond of platformers and Monty is a nice, old-school classic.

Review by: Tasha
Published: 21 October 2017, 4:26 pm


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