Impossamole

Critic Score User Score
Amiga
62
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ZX Spectrum
73
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Atari ST
73
3.1
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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 Commodore 64 On a cable car cabin
Impossamole Commodore 64 Another mole
Impossamole ZX Spectrum ICELAND level : Even the birds are dangerous. This flying penguin finished Monty off
Impossamole Atari ST Notice the rolling snowball - they're deadly

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum May, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum May, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Crash! ZX Spectrum May, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1991 62 out of 100 62
Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1990 56 out of 100 56
Amiga Power Amiga Aug, 1991 30 out of 100 30
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17
The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx-16 Feb 03, 2010 D- 16

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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.
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