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October 1990 - Monty Python review (CVG issue 107)

Have you got your Monty Python tickets? What do you mean, you'll just wait for the DVD? Meh. Regardless, were you aware that the legendary comic troupe once had a video game dedicated to them?

Monty Python's Flying Circus was loosely based on the televion series of the same name, and was developed by Core Design (which had recently released Chuck Rock and would eventually become famous for a little game called Tomb Raider).

It was a platformer starring 'D. P. Gumby, the handkerchief-wearing chap who starred in some of the Pythons' sketches. Gumby's brain has split into four, so it's up to him to recover the scattered pieces so he can become a chartered accountant.

Oh, and his head's been placed on the body of a fish for some reason.

It wasn't the only Monty Python game, though. If you can find an old copy of PC CD-ROM game Monty Python's Complete Waste Of Time or point-and-click adventure Monty Python And The Holy Grail (and a version of Windows old enough to run it), we'd highly recommend playing those too.

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