Best Monty Mole game?

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Which is the best Monty Mole game?

Poll ended at Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:17 pm

Wanted: Monty Mole (1984) official
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25%
Monty is Innocent (1985) official
0
No votes
Monty on the Run (1985) offical
3
19%
Auf Wiedersehen Monty (1987) official
7
44%
Moley Christmas (1987) official
2
13%
Impossamole (1990) official
0
No votes
Monty's Last Strike (2014) unofficial
0
No votes
Monty's Last Strike - A Christmas Job (2014) unofficial
0
No votes
Monty's Honey Run (2017) unofficial
0
No votes
Monty Mole and The Lost Souls (2017) unofficial
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 16

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PeteProdge
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Best Monty Mole game?

Post by PeteProdge » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:17 pm

A simple one, really. Which was the best out of the Monty Mole games for the ZX Spectrum? Alert us to your choice of favourite Sheffield-based subterranean rodent action.

Wanted: Monty Mole (1984)
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Monty is Innocent (1985)
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Monty on the Run (1985)
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Auf Wiedersehen Monty (1987)
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Moley Christmas (1987)
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Impossamole (1990)
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Monty's Last Strike (2014)
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Monty's Last Strike - A Christmas Job (2014)
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Monty's Honey Run (2017)
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Monty Mole and The Lost Souls (2017)
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Re: Best Monty Mole game?

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:00 pm

I've never played them much, but if I have to choose, I'd say Auf Wiedersehen Monty for me. Enhanced the first game with a bigger map. Funnier.
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Re: Best Monty Mole game?

Post by Ralf » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:55 pm

I was never a fan of Monty Mole games.

It seems that people like Auf Wiedersehen Monty most. For me it's too simple game for 1987. Id doesn't differ much from Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy which were made much earlier. Some colour combinations are eye hurting too.
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Re: Best Monty Mole game?

Post by Joefish » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:15 pm

I hate the crushers, and the way that if you have to go back and collect an object the barrier that's supposed to open doesn't, but I still prefer the levels and layout of the original. I really didn't like the later ones where you could leap around the screen like a console platform game, as the level design just didn't suit it.
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Re: Best Monty Mole game?

Post by Morkin » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:24 pm

Only played the first three.

May have a Monty marathon at the weekend and vote after that... :D
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Re: Best Monty Mole game?

Post by ZXDunny » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:43 pm

I voted for Auf Monty. That was a great game and was truly fun to play, bringing new things to the franchise after a glut of MM/JSW clones of varying quality. It added objects that had to be moved from one place to another, collectables that had noticeable effects when grabbed, great animations, a stonking theme tune for the AY, smooth and precise gameplay and a genuine sense of humour.

Not to mention that it did a really good job of making you feel like you were bombing around europe - the sense that each location was truly disconnected due to the plane sections made the map feel so huge, with level designs that mirrored real-life places recognisably.

A wonderful game.
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