You can pretty much make a game out of anything these days, but not everything will stick. Montaro, on the other hand, is a game that pretty much owes itself to the Doge meme and somehow, someway, it’s finding an audience and it’s not going away any time soon. It might have to do with the fact that it’s an endless runner that’s actually full of charm … but it could also be because it’s roughly $1 to play. Either way.
Montaro is all about racing your dog through randomly generated city streets, collecting coins to unlock new costumes for your cute little pooch whilst avoiding cats and … for some reason that I’m still trying to figure out … stealing panties from strangers. I honestly don’t know if that’s a thing … is that a thing? Someone tell me that’s not a thing.
In all seriousness, it’s an endless runner that’s kinda cute and aims to just make you smile. There’s no real challenge or over-complicated controls, it’s just a good time and I have to applaud the devs for that. Of course, it’s true purpose is to make the most out of that meme, and it pretty much covers the basics without being offensive. Players are definitely having fun with the game, a quick check of the popular user-defined tags section on its Steam page reveals some unusual inclusions, such as ‘Psychological Horror’ and ‘Illuminati’. Of course, it does depend on your point of view, it might just be considered horror if you play it a little too much.
Now we don’t normally link to other YouTuber’s, but since I can’t find the official trailer anywhere and you really need to see it to understand it, here’s some random international YouTuber playing the game:
Montaro is available on Steam. If you like to laugh or have a thing for cute dogs or randomly generated runners (not in that order), give it a go. I do have to warn you though, you won’t get the soundtrack out of your head. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to play Call of Duty Zombies whilst listening to Pantera and eating chilli dogs with extra hot sauce with the lights off.
Mark Isaacson is the editor of PN2. Go say hi @Mark_D_Isaacson