Monty on the run

• Publisher: Gremlin Graphics
• Developer: Gremlin Graphics
Release Date: 1985
Code : Jason Perkins

.............Anthony Clarke

GFX: Jason Perkins
• Music: Rob Hubbard

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 90%
Our Game Rating: 90%

This ending was awarded 'Game Ending of the Week': 02/06/08




Alternative ending

> MONTY ON THE RUN by Gremlin Graphics

• 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 waits for
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.


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 game...

Poor old Monty :( THE END.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Believe it or not, I actually played through the whole of this game (that's a first!) to obtain the ending.

SO 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 CONFISCATED!"


  • 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 right score.

  • 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?

FINAL SAY: Check it out!

G.E. RATING: 7 / 10

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Copyright İVinny Mainolfi