Monty Is Innocent
|Monty is Innocent|
Monty Mole has been sentenced to five years in Scudmore Prison for stealing a bucket of coal. Monty's best friend, the mysterious masked rodent, Sam Stoat, is determined to set Monty free. Sam must face the evil forces, lurking in the depths of Scudmore, and rescue Monty.
While the game was marketed as Monty is Innocent it is never referred to as it in-game, Instead it merely displays "Great Escape!". The inlay also features this title, on the newspaper that Monty Mole is reading in his cell.
While billed as a sequel to the game Wanted: Monty Mole, Monty is Innocent is very different; in addition to the obvious difference (the player controls Sam Stoat, rather than Monty) the previous Monty Mole game was a platform game whereas Monty is Innocent is a linked, multi-screen 3D maze game. The player must collect a key from the Governor's office to open a cell door. There are eight keys (which open eight doors) and the player must return to the office each time until the key to open Monty's cell is found. A number of bottles containing a magic disappearing potion can be found around the prison, which will cause Sam to become invisible for a short time. There is also an armoury which contains an endless supply of guns, although the weapons have only five bullets each.
CRASH declared that "Monty is Innocent is great. It's really colourful and although the graphic movement is not ultra-smooth, it's okay." and Your Computer said that "Plenty of imagination has been used to create the backdrops - there are a couple of good 3D mazes and an ingenious sequence in a gymnasium.", while Sinclair Programs said that, while the idea behind the game was good, it was "badly presented. Doors to other screens are often invisible, and the 3D pictures are confusing." and declaring that "the game is not a patch on Wanted: Monty Mole."
- Monty is Innocent at SpectrumComputing.co.uk