Monty On The Run
Original box artwork
|Origin:||Copy of game advert.|
|Thanks:||Thanks go to Per Håkan Sundell, and Ron Birk,
for including this picture in their Amiga demo The 100 Most Remembered
C64 Tunes. Without which I'd have lost this picture.
|This picture was based on the advert for the
platform game Monty On The Run, and was drawn for my own amusement.
I remember reading the review for the game in the UK C64 magazine Zzap!
64, and seeing the game running on the ZZap! 64 stand at a computer
show. The music was amazing!
After drawing the picture I sent it with some other artwork to Gremlin Graphics, the publisher of the game, to see if I could do some work for them. Shortly afterwards I got a standard letter from them saying something like:
"Thank you for sending us your game. Unfortunately your game does not meet our current standards"
I was a little bit annoyed and upset that they couldn't even write a proper letter, and when the game came out I thought my version was better than the game's actual loading screen.
I'd lost my only copy of this picture, but I
knew it had appeared in the classic Amiga demo The 100 Most Remembered
C64 Tunes, by Per Håkan Sundell, and Ron Birk.
Since then the Amiga emulator UAE has been updated, and it can now run the 100 Most Remembered C64 Tunes demo, so it's a lot easier to get those pictures out of the demo now.