Monty Python and the Holy Grail Slot from Bally
It’s amazing to think that the last ever Monty Python film appeared in 1983, but well over 30 years later, the films are as popular as ever.
Strangely, Monty Python has also made big waves in slot gaming, with ‘Spamalot’ being one of the most played and talked about online games, a slot with massive entertainment value.
This ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ slot by Bally takes a similar fun approach. The game is loaded with features, each of which brings the surreal comedy of the Pythons to the surface.
Dual Modes – How the Monty Python and the Holy Grail Slot Works
The first thing you’ll notice when stood at this Monty Python themed slot are the two different modes you’ll have to choose from when you start. The first option is the Black Knight who famously loses all his limbs in the movie, although is still willing to fight on. The other mode is centered around the Rabbit of Caerbannog, who is said to be the ‘Black Beast of Aaaaarrgghhhhh’ (which are said to be the last words of anyone who ever saw it). This beast is actually a small white rabbit, although it is certainly as deadly as the name sounds.
Once you get into the game play itself you’ll find a square looking slot with five reels, each of the reels showing four symbols. On the reels, you’ll find images of all the Monty Python crew as the highest paying. Eric Idle, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin all make an appearance at various times. Stylish playing card symbols A, K, Q and J also appear.
There are two joint high paying symbols in the base game – the wild and the Graham Chapman’s King Arthur, each of which pay 500 coins. The wild will substitute for all other symbols apart from the bonus ones.
3 Random Bonuses, One Quest and Killer Bunny Free Games
The first of the features are the three randomly awarded ones under the ‘Mystery Wheels’ feature.
Raining Wilds – At any stage you might suddenly see between 3 and 8 wilds randomly appearing on the reels. The reels will now be re-evaluated and this might well see a large win coming your way.
Multiplier – You could find a nice random multiplier attached to a win at any time. These multipliers range from 2x through to 20x, so what might have seemed like a minor win could be multiplied into a welcome mega win.
Symbol Swap – After any spin you might see some of the Knight symbols turn into other Knight symbols, again potentially giving more winning opportunities.
The ‘Quest for the Holy Grail’ feature is started when the golden grail itself appears anywhere on the middle reel. This takes you to a pick-em round where you’ll find a total of 24 golden tiles across the reels. These tiles uncover one of the five jackpot amounts and for each jackpot you’ll need to uncover a different number of tiles, the Mega Jackpot (the largest of all) requires seven to be uncovered, while the mini jackpot (smallest of all) requires just 3.
The ‘Killer Bunny Free Games’ feature is activated by landing the scatter symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5. You’ll now find yourself with 8 free games and each of these will see a 2x multiplier in place. If this isn’t a nice start already, you’ll find wilds added to the reels. On every 2nd spin between 1 and 5 wilds will be placed onto the reels and these will remain sticky for the rest of the free games. By the end of the feature you are guaranteed to have between 5 and 10 wilds locked in place, boosting the chances that some big wins could come your way.
Imposing Monty Python and the Holy Grail Slot Design
The curved LCD design makes this one of the most eye catching slots on the casino floor – although if you’ve never seen any of the Monty Python films before, you’ll probably have no idea whatsoever what is going on. Throughout all the features you’ll find some brilliant animated images and characters from the film, most of these appearing almost full screen above the reels – and it’s not just movie clips as some of the brilliant imagery appears as part of the features.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Slot – Overview
It looks as though this new Monty Python live casino slot will be every bit as successful as the online ‘Spamalot’ slot. The range of features are just fantastic and keep the game fresh throughout, while if you don’t laugh while playing you’re truly made of stone. With five different progressive jackpots available too, there is something for everyone here – one of the best slots on the casino floor.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
‘Monty Python and the Flying Circus’ first appeared on TV screens in the UK in 1969 and quickly gained a cult following, the humor on show very different to what had been seen on TV before. The series would run until 1974 and it was the next year when the first full length ‘Python’ film appeared – Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
The film revolves around King Arthur and his squire, Patsy, moving through England trying to find the Knights of the Round Table. Throughout the film there are some moments that have gone done in comic folklore. There is the classic scene where Arthur fights the Black Knight and severs all of his limbs, a contest that finishes by being declared a draw. Another fantastically funny scene sees the group encounter a castle controlled by the French, where they are taunted at with ridiculous insults and then pelted with animals. The encounter with the ‘Knights who say Ni’ is another classic scene, as is the encounter with the Black Beast of Aaaaarrgghhhhh’.
‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ was clearly a success, with a 97% ‘fresh’ rating on the rotten Tomatoes website, the consensus stating ‘A cult classic as gut-bustingly hilarious as it is blithely ridiculous, Monty Python and the Holy Grail has lost none of its exceedingly silly charm’.