• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
Can you believe it? This game ending has been in the
offline archive for 12 years and I only found it a few
months back when searching through some old Commodore 64
disks! What else have I missed?!!
For me, Monty on the Run
is the ultimate Commodore 64 platform game that I love
playing over and over again. A massive salute to the
coder, Jason Perkins, for creating such a wonderful
game. It looks beautiful, plays like a dream, and the
perfect Rob Hubbard sonics wrap it up in the neatest
package you could ever hope for. It's definitely my
number one Commodore 64 platformer.
So does the ending follow
through with the same style...
Old Monty has finally reached his designation and
his transport to freedom.
Freedom arrives in the form of a little chug-boat.
Monty hops in and heads for brighter shores.
There he goes ... BYE, MONTY.
GAME OVER = THE END.
In addition to the
above ending, there is also an alternative ending if
you don't select the passport right at the start of the
Poor old Monty :( THE END.
WAS IT COMPLETED?: Believe it or not, I actually
played through the whole of this game (that's a first!)
to obtain the ending.
WHAT HAPPENS?: Monty comes running on to the screen
where he stands and waits at the Port's edge. A small
(empty) boat enters the screen from the left and
approaches Monty. Monty
hops onto the boat and sails it out to sea. BUT, if you
don't select the passport right at the beginning of the
game, you get the following game ending message: "YOU
HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO SNEAK PAST CUSTOMERS
WITHOUT A PASSPORT. ALL YOUR POINTS HAVE BEEN
- Vinny: This isn't a particularly long or
impressive game ending, but for some reason it completes
the game perfectly. It's cute, colourful and fun - not
to mention Rob Hubbard's sound track playing away in the
background. Some of
you may think that 7 out of 10 is a little high, but I
think it's a perfect score for a great ending (",)
After playing around with the game code (CLICK
HERE to check out the result) I stumbled upon
another ending! It's not much different to the
normal ending, but it has an extra piece of info to
give it an alternative ending. Very nice :-)
- Andrew Fisher:
I think 7/10 is spot on, it's a
nice touch at the end of a difficult game.
- Neil Collins:
One of the few games I completed
as a kid. Perfect platform game with awesome music.
The ending is spot on in my opinion. 7 / 10 is the
- Brendan Phoenix:
Spot on! 7/10 is the perfect
score - ok it's short but its a brilliant end to a
brilliant game. Concludes it brilliantly with Monty
escaping on the boat.
- Andy Vaisey:
Well, I suppose it's good to have actions (or
inactions) affecting the game somehow, but being
confronted by the police right at the end of the
game would be a bit galling?
SAY: Check it out!
to view more endings.