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Every five years the various races inhabiting the fantasy world of GHoLD meet for the Grand Monster Slam tournament to discover which is supreme. You must win a total of 9 matches to prove yourself, with two sub-games to negotiate (Revenge of the Beloms and Faulton Feeding - fortunately these can be practiced from the main menu) as well.

The basic game sees you and your opponent start with a row of six Beloms (small round creatures) which must be kicked across the pitch quickly enough to leave your opponent with all 12 at his end. When this happens you can run to his end to win. The main things to avoid during the match are being hit by a shot and kicking one into the crowd. When hit you lose time recovering, and are penalised with a Pelvan, which can cost you up to 3 Beloms, by hitting the crowd.

After every third match you must play the Faulton Feeding game, which involves aiming at six progressively-higher poles to hit the Faulton creature with the food - fail to get enough of these and you must replay the previous match. After other games you play the Revenge of the Beloms game, in which Beloms hurtle towards you and must be deflected away with your pole - failure to clear enough before one hits you reduces your score from the previous match.


Grand Monster Slam Atari ST Title screen
Grand Monster Slam Atari ST I lost
Grand Monster Slam Commodore 64 The roster is getting smaller.
Grand Monster Slam Commodore 64 That did not turn out so well.

User Reviews

A classy game with a character and originality all of its own Amiga Martin Smith (62938)

Critic Reviews Commodore 64 Nov, 2003 10 out of 10 100
The One Amiga May, 1989 87 out of 100 87
The One Atari ST Jun, 1989 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1989 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Commodore 64 1989 73 out of 100 73
Zzap! Amiga Jul, 1989 72 out of 100 72
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 71 out of 100 71
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 7 out of 10 70
The One DOS May, 1989 67 out of 100 67


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  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #100 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"

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