Jump to content

Join the World of Atari!

Sign In or Create Your Atari I/O Account to join the party! Membership is always free! Gain full access to an amazing new retrogaming community with UNLIMITED member features, weekly high score championships, and prizes. Join other friendly retrogamers as we celebrate nostalgia & classic games, from Atari to Nintendo, Sega, TurboGrafx-16 and beyond!


Monty On The Run C64 Vs NES..A WTF conversion...

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Lost Dragon

Lost Dragon

    Banana Member

  • Member
  • 2,942 posts

Posted 06 March 2017 - 06:39 PM

Monty On The Run (Gremlin Graphics) was 1 of my all time favourite C64 games, nigh on impossible for me to play now, pixel perfect timing/jumps etc, but love the music still, but WTF happened to the NES disk version?



It's like comparing Night and Day:







I know the whole concept of controlling a Mole might have been a very British sense of humour thing, but WTF happened here?.





  • RickR likes this

#2 RickR


    The Don

  • Member
  • 5,481 posts

Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:37 AM

I'd never heard of this game on either platform. 


That being said...you are right...WTF???!!  Why bother using the same name for such a different game?  That's just nuts.  Ironically, the NES game doesn't look too bad...it just appears to be a very different game, but more of a common platformer.  The C64 version looks incredible.  So many objects on the screen, and such fanciful level designs.  I need to check that game out.


You see this a lot on the NES conversions of the classic computer games.  Another that springs to mind is MULE.  The NES version has such a different look to it.  The gameplay is familiar though. 

  • Lost Dragon likes this

#3 Lost Dragon

Lost Dragon

    Banana Member

  • Member
  • 2,942 posts

Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:25 AM








A few links you might like :)


Yep, nothing particularly wrong with the NES game, it's just undergone so many changes, why bother keeping the name?


The Monty series were particularly British, so not sure if the name would of meant anything in Japan.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users