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Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail

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Windows
82
3.6
Windows 3.x
73
4.3
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Description

A comedy-strategy adventure game based on Monty Python's movie the Quest for the Holy Grail.

Screenshots

Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail Windows The map of England 93 and a half AD
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail Windows Black Knight always wins, and you have the choice to sing!
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail Windows Begins the quest for the Holy Grail
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail Windows Some visions of the Holy Grail, a peculiar encyclopedia

Alternate Titles

  • "Монти Пайтон и поиски Святого Грааля" -- Russian spelling
  • "Monty Python: Die Ritter der Kokosnuss" -- German title

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User Reviews

Actually quite fun! Windows Tomer Gabel (4380)

The Press Says

Entertainment Weekly Windows Jul 26, 1996 A 100
Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Joystick (French) Windows 3.x Dec, 1996 90 out of 100 90
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 85 out of 100 85
High Score Windows 3.x Sep, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Aug, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Aug, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamesmania Windows 3.x 1996 70 out of 100 70
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamesmania Windows 1996 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

Ending

The game's main menu has a button labeled "Win the game". When you click on it, you are treated to a drawn ending screen telling you you've won the game.

When you really finish the game, you can watch King Brian the Wild, a animation sketch which was originally planned for the movie, but eventually cut out.

Manual

The manual for Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail takes a somewhat rare approach for making sure that the player really reads it from beginning to end. For every dull technical instruction there follows something humorous, weird or absurd as befits a Monty Python game. Some examples from the manual:

After the introduction has compared the game to the previously released Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time:

Note: For those of you who never bothered buying Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time, the preceding paragraph does not apply. Instead, the following sentence applies to you: Buy Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time.

After the system requirements:

For optimal digestion, you should have at least the following system configuration:
  • Mouth, esophagus, stomach, liver, small intestine, and large intestine
  • Bladder
  • Two kidneys (second one optional)

After the installation instructions:

Just remember: If, during the installation process, you ever decide to stop before you're finished, your installation will stop and will not finish. To begin installation all over again, you must begin the installation all over again. Then, as before, if, during the installation process, you decide to stop before you're finished , your installation will stop and will not finish. However, installation may be begun all over again, just as long as you begin the installation all over again.

After the "How to Start the Program "section:

IMPORTANT: DO NOT START THIS PROGRAM WITHOUT A COMPUTER! STARTING THIS PROGRAM WITHOUT A COMPUTER COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY! SEE THIS SENTENCE IN THE INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL FOR FURTHER REFERENCES TO THIS WARNING!

After the credits:

Discredits:
  • Ted is a big, fat liar.
  • Don't trust my cousin Cynthia because she steals things.
  • Other people are bad.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) –#6 Funniest Computer Game
    • May 1997 (Issue #154) – Classic/Puzzle Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)

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Contributed to by Rodney Lai (513) and Scaryfun (11974)