Impossamole

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TurboGrafx-16
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3.0
Amstrad CPC
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Commodore 64
70
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Description

Monty Mole has been living in luxury since his previous adventures, but he has now been beamed up by an alien race who want him to do a job for them. Monty must trek through five worlds to retrieve the sacred scrolls of the race's Guardians.

As with Core's previous hit Rick Dangerous 2 there is versatility in the exact structure of the game. The first four consist of the Orient, a Klondike mine, an Ice world and an Amazon forest - once these are completed the final world is open to you.

The platform-based gameplay is similar to Monty's earlier games, with primarily horizontal progresses as well as ropes and ladders to navigate. Monty has developed a useful flying kick, and has been given a smart bomb, with the potential to collect extra bombs and guns. Hazards, enemies and level designs are themed around each level, and range from cable cars and falling snowballs to Ninjas and Monkeys.

Screenshots

Impossamole ZX Spectrum When the player starts a game they are given a choice of levels to play
Impossamole ZX Spectrum Splash screen
Impossamole ZX Spectrum AMAZON level : Lots of green birds, snakes and crocodiles ahead
Impossamole Atari ST Title screen

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Critic Reviews

Retro Spirit Games Amiga Apr 15, 2013 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Atari ST User Atari ST Aug, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum May, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum May, 1990 73 out of 100 73
The One Amiga Jun, 1990 72 out of 100 72
TurboPlay TurboGrafx-16 Oct, 1991 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1991 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Commodore 64 Jul, 1990 54 out of 100 54

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Trivia

Monty series continued

As interest in platform games was thought to drop, the game Auf Wiedersehen Monty was designed as the last game in the Monty series. Gremlin reactivated Monty for this game though. According to Gremlin's Richard Barclay, the success of the 16-bit versions of Rick Dangerous and Switchblade indicated to the company that there is enough interest for this game genre on the newer 16-bit machines.
Contributed to by Kabushi (136894), Martin Smith (63066) and MAT (98107)