Wanted: Monty Mole

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Wanted: Monty Mole
Wanted: Monty Mole
Cover art (ZX Spectrum)
Developer(s) Peter Harrap (Spectrum)
Antony Crowther (C64)
Publisher(s) Gremlin Graphics
Platform(s) ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64
Release date(s) ZX Spectrum Commodore 64
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution cassette

Wanted: Monty Mole is a platform game that was published in 1984 by Gremlin Graphics. Versions were released for the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 home computers.


The player controls the titular mole who has to travel around a coal mine collecting pieces of coal and other miscellaneous objects while avoiding various nasties and the infamous crushers. The style of gameplay is typical of platform games of the 1980s. The ZX Spectrum version is a flip-screen game while the Commodore 64 version uses scrolling.


The ZX Spectrum version was voted the 15th best game of all time in a special issue of Your Sinclair magazine in 2004.[1]


Wanted: Monty Mole spawned five sequels: Monty is Innocent (1985), Monty on the Run (1986), Auf Wiedersehen Monty (1987), Impossamole (1990), and Moley Christmas (1987) - the last only being available as a cover tape from Your Sinclair.[2]



  1. ^ "Top 50 Games of All Time". Your Sinclair (Imagine Publishing). November 2004. 
  2. ^ "Moley Christmas". World of Spectrum. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 

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