Impossamole (ZX Spectrum)

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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 ZX Spectrum ORIENT level : Monty missed the last jump and landed on a bird. Bad news because it stayed with him and killed him
Impossamole ZX Spectrum ORIENT level : Just noticed that the birds are origami models. Nice touch. The cloud shoots rain drops and does come after Monty
Impossamole ZX Spectrum Main menu. Whenever the player returns here this screen shows the last score. There is no hi-score table
Impossamole ZX Spectrum ICELAND level : Monty leaps over an oncoming snow boulder

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Critic Reviews

Crash! May, 1990 83 out of 100 83
The Games Machine (UK) May, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Sinclair User May, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Crash! May, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Your Sinclair May, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1990 70 out of 100 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1991 62 out of 100 62

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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.
Martin Smith (63067) added Impossamole (ZX Spectrum) on Apr 30, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (136606), Martin Smith (63067) and MAT (97918)