Monty on the Run (C64)

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Monty on the Run
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Platform: Commodore 64
Year: 1985
Developer: Gremlin Interactive, Ltd.

Monty on the Run is one of the best known games produced on the Commodore 64. You must help Monty Mole escape from the country, as he has just broken out of prison.


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The title screen.

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The first screen.

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Game Over.

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Entering a name on the high scores list.

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The game's music was composed by Rob Hubbard. Knowing that, the listener can already expect a great soundtrack. Monty on the Run is one of the most popular Commodore 64 soundtracks ever written along with other games such as Cybernoid II. While most video game tunes at the time lasted about 30 seconds to a minute, Rob went above and beyond and composed a 5-minute in-game tune. The game can be beaten in around 12 minutes, so it doesn't really get annoying.

Rob programmed his own sound driver on the SID chip, and wrote it in assembly.


# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Main Theme Rob Hubbard 5:58
02 Game Over Rob Hubbard 0:12
03 Congratulations Rob Hubbard 2:54


(Source: Hubbard was interviewed for being the composer in ZZAP! 64 No.6 from October 1985. Game lacks audio credits.)

Game Rip






Ripping Commodore 64 music is an arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site. The music was recorded in DeliPlayer for Windows.


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Monty on the Run - C64.jpg
Title: Monty on the Run
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1985-??-??
Publisher: Gremlin Interactive, Ltd.