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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 'Catch the Cow' mini game. The object is to lead the knights to safety via the gate in the upper left. Clicking a knight turns him 90 degrees to the right. Cows are lobbed from the tower
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail Windows Game Completed - Oh no it's not, this is the spoof ending screen from the main menu
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail Windows The title screen follows an animated introduction
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail Windows The Frenchman on the parapet who farts in Arthur's general direction. This location leads to the 'Catch the Cow' mini game

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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 (4645)

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Joystick (French) Windows 3.x Dec, 1996 90 out of 100 90
High Score Windows 3.x Sep, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Feb 18, 1998 4 out of 5 80
PC Action Windows Aug, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Gamesmania.de Windows 1996 70 out of 100 70
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Joker Windows Aug, 1996 64 out of 100 64
Electric Playground Macintosh Jan 19, 1997 5 out of 10 50
Electric Playground Windows 3.x Jan 19, 1997 5 out of 10 50

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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)

Extras

The CD contains rolling demos of four other 7th Level games from 1996:

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