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Auf Wiedersehen Monty

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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0.7
ZX Spectrum
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2.8
iPhone
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Description

In Monty On the Run the intrepid coal thief Monty Mole fled to the rocky island of Gibraltar. However, the Intermole agency is on to him, and his only hope of escape is to trek across Europe, collecting enough cash to buy the Greek island of Montoss and live there in luxury.

This is Monty's fourth game, and the structure is similar to the previous three. It's platform and ladders based, with 80 screens each representing some area of Europe - the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa are among the identifiable landmarks.

There are different ways of travelling through the levels - some bouncy platforms coupled with a new super-leap move allow for big progress to be made, while Monty can also suspend from the ceilings and dodge his way across. Monty can now fall without being hurt, although landing on water can cause multiple lives to be lost in quick succession.

There are many items to collect - the most important are Eurocheques for money and airplane tickets. Once on a plane you must fight off the encroaching Intermole planes for extra points.

Screenshots

Auf Wiedersehen Monty Commodore 64 Monty receives an electric shock
Auf Wiedersehen Monty Commodore 64 This bunny won't hurt Monty
Auf Wiedersehen Monty Commodore 64 A cowboy and Elvis impersonator here
Auf Wiedersehen Monty Commodore 64 Navigating the hooks to get across

Alternate Titles

  • "Au Revoir Monty" -- French title

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The high watermark of Spectrum platform games ZX Spectrum Martin Smith (63136)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1987 10 out of 10 100
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1987 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1987 8.75 out of 12 73
Tilt ZX Spectrum Jul, 1987 13 out of 20 65
Happy Computer Amstrad CPC Jul, 1987 51 out of 100 51
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 46 out of 100 46

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Trivia

Title

The English release uses the German title as a reference to Auf Wiedersehen Pet, a popular British television programme of the time, in which a group of laborers from the English city of Newcastle were working in Germany.

Awards

  • CRASH
    • Newsfield Reader's Awards - Best Platform Game 1987 (readers choice)

Contributed to by Sciere (269241), Kabushi (126385) and Martin Smith (63136)