British retro gaming icon Monty Mole is digging his way onto Nintendo Switch in ‘The Monty Mole Collection’. Developed by Imagine Software and published by Pixel Games UK, the collection brings together four games from the subterranean mammal turned international criminal — available for the first time on Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop.

‘The Monty Mole Collection’ brings together ‘Wanted! Monty Mole’, ‘Monty on the Run’, Auf Wiedersehen Monty’, and ‘Moley Christmas’, with Monty’s partner in crime Sam Stoat also making an appearance in, bonus game, ‘Sam Stoat: Safebreaker’.


  • Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum versions of each game
  • Difficulty modes
  • Display filters, including an 80s-style CRT filter
  • Suspend points - save and restore up to 4 suspend points per game
  • Live Rewind - rewind up to 10 seconds of live gameplay with the push of a button

Wanted! Monty Mole (1984)

With a long, cold winter ahead, Monty Mole makes a daring, coal snatching raid to his local South Yorkshire pit. Do battle with flying pickets, mammal eating fish, crushers, roaming drills, hovering hairspray and more. Surfacing in Arthur’s castle, you must find the only thing that can defeat him: a ballot paper.

Monty on the Run (1985)

After being sprung from Scudmore Prison by Sam Stoat, Monty Mole now makes a bid for freedom. Dodge tricky enemies and hazards, collect gold coins, and get to the cross-channel ferry.

Auf Wiedersehen Monty (1987)

Having fled the UK, Monty continues to be hounded by the authorities, and has now caught the attention of Intermole, who are in hot pursuit! He must travel across Europe, gathering enough cash to finally settle down on his own private Mediterranean island, away from persecution.

Moley Christmas (1987)

It’s Christmas, and Monty is celebrating the season with a brand new game to be given away with copies of a computer magazine. Bizarrely, the game itself tells the story of Monty delivering the very same game to the magazine’s offices! Jump, climb, dodge hazards and pick up items across four levels.

Sam Stoat: Safebreaker (1985)

The mustelid malefactor Sam Stoat, who previously sprung Monty Mole from Scudmore prison, returns in his own game, looking for a big score.

Having launched in North America on December 18th 2023,‘The Monty Mole Collection’ will be released worldwide on Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop on January 8th 2024.

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