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Monty Mole was imprisoned due to his coal theft in Wanted: Monty Mole, and rescued by Sam Stoat in Monty is Innocent. Now he has to get out of Britain while he still can.

Like the original, the game is a flick-screen platformer with puzzly leanings. Learning the movement paths of enemies, and the timing sequence of the crushers, and working out a path across the screen by using the offered ropes and platforms. Not all parts of all screens can be accessed at once.

You will need to collect money and other items along the way. Before starting the game, you must choose five items from a selection of 21 to form your 'Freedom Kit' – correct selections are essential to complete the game, and a degree of trial and error is required to know which ones are correct.


Monty on the Run Commodore 16, Plus/4 Many obstacles to overcome.
Monty on the Run Commodore 16, Plus/4 Outside The House.
Monty on the Run Commodore 16, Plus/4 Have to get to the top of the screen.
Monty on the Run Commodore 16, Plus/4 Title Screen.

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Computer Gamer Jun, 1987 96 out of 100 96
Zzap! Aug, 1987 86 out of 100 86
Computer Gamer Oct, 1986 17 out of 20 85
Commodore User Oct, 1986 8 out of 10 80
Your Commodore Nov, 1986 31 out of 40 78


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  • Commodore Format
    • April 1991 (Issue 7) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
    • March 1994 (Issue 42) – Heaven: Music of the Gods
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    • Issue 37 - #20 "Top 25 Platformers of All Time"

Kabushi (209748) added Monty on the Run (Commodore 16, Plus/4) on Apr 16, 2012
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