Life of Brian, Spamalot…do we really need to give these two any more of an introduction? You know them, you know the movies behind them and if you’ve experienced them personally, you love them. The question being – how do they translate to the world of online slots?
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
First up, we have Ash gaming to thank for Monty Python’s Life of Brian – based on the 1979 film and bringing five reels with 30 paylines to the table. Spins are on offer from 30p up to a maximum of £300 each, while the backdrop is of course the epic comedy itself that was once one of the most controversial movies ever made.
All the characters and staples from the movie are present and correct on the wheels – Brian, his mum, Centurion, Pontius, the Jailer and so on, while ‘Always Look on the bright Side of Life’ rings out with every spin of the reels. We’ll be covering bonus features only briefly, given the way in which there are no less than TEN of them to play for!
Each bonus is based on a character or theme from the movie. There’s the life of Brian Bonus, where you get to spin the reels for mystery prizes and multipliers. Then there’s the Stoning Bonus, where you choose a person to throw a stone and win multipliers up to 1,000X your stake. The People’s Front of Judea Bonus is another pick-me feature, with a multiplier available up to 1,000X your bet.
Next up, the Romani Ite Domum Bonus feature gives you the opportunity to spend an evening putting your mark on the palace walls with graffiti – 1,000X multipliers on offer once again. The What’s So Funny Bonus feature means choosing a guard trying desperately not to laugh – the longer they hold out, the bigger your multiplier up to 1,000X. Then there’s the Wild Spaceship Respins feature, which can be triggered at any time in normal play and gives the player re-spins until a winning combination is hit.
Experience the Foot of God in the base game for a hefty prize, while the Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Free Spins feature is just about the best of all, which can lead into the Crucifixion Bonus feature with all manner of additional prizes and multipliers to play for. Oh, and of course there’s the usual progressive jackpot to play for, with it being the work of Ash Gaming.
To say there’s a lot going on with Monty Python’s Life of Brian would be an understatement to say the least. But while it might sound a little complicated at first, it’s a seriously easy and hugely enjoyable slot to spend time with. You’re never far away from an epic bonus round of some kind and the normal game itself is supremely entertaining. It’s medium-variance with potentially big wins to play for and is guaranteed to delight anyone with even a slight interest in the movie itself – highly recommended!
Based on the West End show that was based loosely on the Holy Grail movie, Monty Python’s Spamalot comes courtesy of the folks at Playtech. Another five-reel slot with 20 paylines in play at all times, spins start out at 20p and go up to a maximum of £20. We’ve given it a good go across desktop and mobile devices alike, finding it to perform superbly across the board.
It has a very similar overall feel to the Life of Brian slot reviewed above – wild, wacky and not for those who take life or gaming seriously. With Monty Python’s Spamalot, it’s all about fun and mirth…prizes being an added bonus when and where they emerge! All the characters are out in force, with King Arthur being the most valuable of the regular symbols – five in a row being worth a 600-coin payout.
The game’s wild is of course the Holy Grail, which can be worth up to 5,000 coins if you land five in a row. It can also be used to take the place of any of the other symbols in the game, aside from the progressive symbol or scatter.
You’ll enter the Free Games feature by landing three scatters in any positions, which is worth 10 free spins with up to five bonus wilds being added with every spin. The jackpot game can be accessed during the feature by landing five or more Jackpot Game symbols, where the huge progressive jackpot could be just a spin or two away.
If you manage to land bonus symbols on the first and fifth reels at the same time, one of four mini bonus features will open up. There’s the Storm The Castle Bonus feature involving flying cows and cash prizes, the None Shall Pass Bonus feature while you’ll fight the Black Knight for multipliers, the Knights Who Say Ni Bonus feature where you’ll pick from the shrubberies available and the Killer Rabbit Bonus feature where you’ll do your best to get rid of the bunny with a hand grenade.
To be honest that’s the most apt word when it comes to what’s on offer with Monty Python’s Spamalot – a slot that’s no less than wildly entertaining for fans of the franchise. If you’re not into Monty Python in general, you might find yourself wondering what in the name of all that’s holy is actually going on, but getting bored just isn’t an option. When it comes to pure, unbridled entertainment where wins are actually a side issue, either of these two Monty Python classics will keep you busy for hours!