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 ZX Spectrum
  • EU: 1984
Commodore 64
Genre(s) Platformer
Mode(s) Single-player

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

Gameplay[edit]

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.[1] 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 game was inspired by the UK miners' strike of 1984–85.[2]

Reception[edit]

The ZX Spectrum version was voted the 15th best game of all time in a special issue of Your Sinclair magazine in 2004.[3]

It also won Crash magazine's readers award for best platform game in 1984.[4]

Sequels[edit]

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.[5]

Music[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-04-13-peter-harrap-wants-new-monty-mole
  2. ^ Purchese, Robert (2011-04-13). "Peter Harrap wants new Monty Mole". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2018-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Top 50 Games of All Time". Your Sinclair. Imagine Publishing. November 2004. 
  4. ^ http://www.gremlinarchive.com/index.php/2016/06/02/wanted-monty-mole-crash-readers-award/
  5. ^ "Moley Christmas". World of Spectrum. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 

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