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Grand Monster Slam

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
3.0
Atari ST
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3.8
Commodore 64
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3.2
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Grand Monster Slam DOS Before the games, the opponent's are described in an often humorous way
Grand Monster Slam DOS A duel with the minotaur
Grand Monster Slam Atari ST info about one of the competitors
Grand Monster Slam DOS The King declares the player worthy of advancement

User Reviews

A classy game with a character and originality all of its own Amiga Martin Smith (63136)

The Press Says

Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Nov, 2003 10 out of 10 100
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Nov, 2003 10 out of 10 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1989 10.2 out of 12 85
The One Atari ST Jun, 1989 85 out of 100 85
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Power Play DOS 1989 75 out of 100 75
Zzap! Amiga Jul, 1989 72 out of 100 72
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 71 out of 100 71
The One DOS May, 1989 67 out of 100 67
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 55 out of 100 55

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Awards

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

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