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Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail (Windows)

82
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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)

Contributed by Mickey Gabel (357) on Jul 20, 2000. [revised by : Bullyt (524) and Patrick Bregger (116134)]. -- edit trivia