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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.

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Impossamole Commodore 64 On a cable car cabin
Impossamole Amstrad CPC Even the miners are against Monty.
Impossamole ZX Spectrum Main menu. Whenever the player returns here this screen shows the last score. There is no hi-score table
Impossamole Commodore 64 First boss fight against a spitting caterpillar

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Retro Spirit Games Amiga Apr 15, 2013 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
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
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1990 77 out of 100 77
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jun, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1990 70 out of 100 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Zzap! Amiga Jun, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Power Play Commodore 64 Jul, 1990 54 out of 100 54
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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