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Game #3501
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Monty Python's Flying Circus    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Multi-type action

Rating: 8.25 (31 votes)

Monty Python's Flying Circus box cover

Monty Python's Flying Circus screenshot
Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a hilarious action game based on the much more hilarious TV series of the same name starring UK’s best-known comedy group. You control one of the “Mr. Gumbys” from the TV show, on a quest to recover the four parts of his runaway brains. (If you have never seen a Monty Python skit, none of this would make any sense. Actually, even if you did, they wouldn’t make sense anyway :)). Mr. Gumby typically flies across various screens, throwing fish at flying feet and other surrealistic enemies from the series. Your objective for each level is to reach “an argument”: a mini-game that changes from level to level. (Most employing non-sequiturs that Monty Python fans will appreciate, such as a lesson on the larch tree or a quick game of Breakout).

The game is fun to play, easy to control, and oozes (yes, oozes) Python-esque humor (your score goes down the better you do, for example). Monty Python fans certainly can appreciate the humor and references to the series, but the game is a lot of fun even if you’ve never heard of them (and if you haven’t, you owe it to yourself to watch the group’s incredibly funny Quest For The Holy Grail as well). Highly recommended!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Core Design
Publisher: Virgin Interactive
Year: 1990
Software Copyright: Virgin Interactive
Theme: Licensed, Humorous, Unique
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official Monty Python Site, Monty Python's Daily Llama
If you like this game, try: Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time, Viz, Exterminator

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