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Auf Wiedersehen Monty (ZX Spectrum)

Auf Wiedersehen Monty ZX Spectrum The bars from the Spectrum test signal are reused

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Description

In Monty On the Run the intrepid coal thief Monty Mole fled to the rocky island of Gibraltar. However, the Intermole agency is on to him, and his only hope of escape is to trek across Europe, collecting enough cash to buy the Greek island of Montoss and live there in luxury.

This is Monty's fourth game, and the structure is similar to the previous three. It's platform and ladders based, with 80 screens each representing some area of Europe - the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa are among the identifiable landmarks.

There are different ways of travelling through the levels - some bouncy platforms coupled with a new super-leap move allow for big progress to be made, while Monty can also suspend from the ceilings and dodge his way across. Monty can now fall without being hurt, although landing on water can cause multiple lives to be lost in quick succession.

There are many items to collect - the most important are Eurocheques for money and airplane tickets. Once on a plane you must fight off the encroaching Intermole planes for extra points.

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Auf Wiedersehen Monty ZX Spectrum Main loading screen
Auf Wiedersehen Monty ZX Spectrum The bars from the Spectrum test signal are reused
Auf Wiedersehen Monty ZX Spectrum Two lots of money to dig out here
Auf Wiedersehen Monty ZX Spectrum Game start

Alternate Titles

  • "Au Revoir Monty" -- French title

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The high watermark of Spectrum platform games Martin Smith (63132) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

Your Sinclair Jun, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Tilt Jul, 1987 13 out of 20 65

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Trivia

Title

The English release uses the German title as a reference to Auf Wiedersehen Pet, a popular British television programme of the time, in which a group of laborers from the English city of Newcastle were working in Germany.

Awards

  • CRASH
    • Newsfield Reader's Awards - Best Platform Game 1987 (readers choice)

Martin Smith (63132) added Auf Wiedersehen Monty (ZX Spectrum) on Apr 30, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (268376), Kabushi (125890) and Martin Smith (63132)