In this classic platformer from 1984, take on the role of Monty Mole and grab as much coal as you can from the South Yorkshire coal pit, for a long, cold winter and a bone chilling Christmas lies ahead. Avoid flying pickets, carnivorous fish, deadly hairsprays, and a host of other surreal hazards.
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Jul 1, 2022

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“The graphics are of the Ultimate quality and although it owes almost everything to Manic Miner - you collect things, avoid things, and the key to it all is knowing when to jump - the design of the game is so fiendish that it has all the addictiveness of an original concept.”
100% – Popular Computing Weekly (16 August 1984)

“In my view Monty Mole will be a future Spectrum hero and there will be posters of him adorning every wall in Britain. After hearing about this game on the News, I thought it would be a winner, and when it arrived I found I was right. If you liked Manic Miner (is there anyone who doesn’t?) you will love Monty Mole because it’s a classic platform game, more complicated and, in my opinion, better than Manic Miner. [...] I found this game fun to play and certainly addictive this has got to be one of the best games for the Spectrum this year and definitely worth buying.”
92% – Crash! (October 1984)

About This Game

Originally released in 1984, this classic platformer for the ZX Spectrum from British developers Gremlin Graphics saw players take on the role of a cartoon mole trying to grab enough coal from a South Yorkshire pit to warm his home over a long cold winter. Now, relive those days in this remastered emulated version.


Avoid flying pickets, carnivorous fish, deadly hairsprays, and a host of other surreal hazards while grabbing as much coal as you can. Be sure to collect the bucket from the first screen, otherwise all the coal will be invisible!

This enhanced version introduces a number of modern features to this retro classic, including:

  • Saving/loading the game at any point
  • Support for most modern game controllers
  • Full control remapping
  • Image scaling and smoothing options

System Requirements

    • Memory: 40 MB RAM
    • Storage: 20 MB available space

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