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Monty on the Run

Today’s 8-bit wars is my first ever attempt at doing one of these videos and it’s for my old favorite Monty on the Run. This was one of the first games I got with my Amstrad way back in 1986 and I played it to death. It wasn’t until a few years later that I saw the Commodore 64 and Spectrum version and relised just how different the game felt on the other systems.

Unfortunately when I recorded this, I didn’t realise that the order of machines should be Spectrum, Amstrad and Commodore 64 so in this episode you’ll see Amstrad followed by Commodore and then finally Spectrum. My error has now been corrected by a several day stint in the Asylum’s solitary confinement!

So which system will win. Will the fondness I have for the Amstrad version let it prevail over the Spectrum and Commodore 64? Watch the video to find out…

9 thoughts on “Monty on the Run

  1. scopie says:

    Nice one! Didn’t expect that, thought the Speccy would walk away with that. Didn’t know the C64 had all those extra details and when you add in the fluid gameplay and music I guess it’s a no brainer eh?

  2. scopie says:

    I do like the colourful Amstrad mole sprite mind!

  3. TEOL says:

    8-Bit Wars Returns. I like that someone decided to take up the helm of the wars series.

    I hope theres more new wars to come. 😀

  4. TEOL says:

    The 8-Bit Wars rules is it goes in the order you owned the machines in I beleive and Andy’s owners order was Spectrum/AMSTRAD/Commodore so thats the order he does it in yours may differ so don’t worry about it if this is the order you got them in mate.

  5. TEOL says:

    Agree the Commodore 64 was the best on every level other than speed but it’s a good middle ground on speed. Spectrum won on speed but because of the style of game that winning on speed is a hinderance on this game.

  6. Damien says:

    Thanks for the kind comments guys, there will be plenty more of these videos from all of us.

    Scopie I think the C64 version is the best overall. The Amstrad does have nice colourful graphics but I think they do look a bit wide and it also feels just a bit more sluggish than the other two.

    Teol I’m interested in your comments regarding the speed of the Speccy version vs the C64. I thought both of these ran at the same speed i.e. the full 50hz though I’m going to check now to see if there really is a difference or whether its just perception or maybe something to do with the emulation.

    Thanks though guys, glad you enjoyed the video!

  7. glenn says:

    good to see 8bit wars back i missed them i also loved the c64 music on monty on the run but the game was very hard

  8. mrsid says:

    Sorry for my late comment, only just got round to listening to this.

    Really enjoyed this 8-Bit wars. I had only played the C64 version but to be honest I think they are all good in their own way but agree with the winner. I do like how the Amstrad version added more colour and detail to certain sprites. 19% is a tad harsh!

    Top job Damien

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