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7 Stars IFReview Rating Monty Python & Holy Grail

IFReviewed by Tom Zuchowski on 2006-05-13 09:55 

Game Profile

Author
Nathan Segerlind

Idiom
English

Authoring System
Eamon

Release Year
1988

IFR Overall Rating
7 Stars IFR Overall Rating
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MAIN PGM Version: 6

Extra Commands: BUILD, USE, EAT

Deleted Commands: None

Special Features: See caution below about SAVE

Playing Time: 1-2 hours

Reviewer Rating: 7.0

Average Rating: 7.0/2

Description: MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL MONTE PYTHON UND DA HOLE GRAIL by Nathan Segerlind bie Nathun Segerlund Inspiration by Monty Python Inspurashun bie Monte Python Technical aid from the Bug Stomper How about da holidae in Sveden? Eamon game system by Don Brown See the loveli lakes V6.0 MAIN PGM by John Nelson See lots of furre animals Distribution by the Eamon Adventurer's Guild Inkluding da majestik moose Dumb comments by Ryan Brown A moose bit my sistur once Animation by John J.J. Schmidt Reallie! She was trieing to carve hur initials in da moose with a knife when

Comment: And so on. If you've seen and love the movie, you will probably get a lot of enjoyment out of this adventure. It's one of Nate's earlier Eamons and doesn't work nearly as well as it might for many of the sophisticated things it tries for, but it does pull them off for the most part without too much awkwardness. If you are familiar with the movie, you will do best if you try not to deviate from the movie script any more than you have to. If you don't know the movie, you may miss some specials and may die a bit more often before you win through to the end.

There are about three death traps, and odds are you will get nailed by a couple of them. But overall the puzzles and combat are not that bad; the difficulty rings in at about (6) if you've seen the movie and maybe a point or two higher if you haven't. When you get killed out by a trap, you will find that you can get back where you were pretty quickly, for usually there isn't much reason to repeat stuff you have already done, and most of the stuff is on side-paths.

This being one of Nate's early Eamons, much of the text assumes that you have done everything in exactly the order that he visualized it. But that isn't very likely, so some text will read a little strangely, but it won't mess you up.

There was one item that I couldn't solve. Saint Xavier has the Holy Hand Grenade and the Book of Armaments, and isn't inclined to use or share them. This leaves you with the choice of murdering one of your companions or slugging it out with the bunny. I slugged it out and did OK, but that meant I missed that special. (I went back and replayed the game to see that special, and it does work. But I find it distasteful to murder loyal followers.)

HERE IS THE "SAVE" WARNING that I mentioned above: the disk is full, and there is not room to save a game. If you try to save a game, the program will crash with a DISK FULL error. However, the game isn't that complex and it will cost you very little extra aggravation just to start over if you get killed out.

Used with Matthew Clark's kind permition.
Original review available at Eamon Adventurer's Guild Online website.

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