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Monty Python: The Quest for the Holy Grail

Platform : Windows 95
4.2 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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  • Burn the witch! Battle the Black Knight! Then outwit the Bridgekeeper at the perilous Bridge of Death in this enchanting interactive medieval experience - the first to earn an enthusiastic thumbscrews up from Vladimere the Impaled!
  • As an extra, top-secret bonus, this game includes an exciting, never-before produced scene from the script of the original Monty Python film.
  • Declared "Best CD-ROM of 932 A.D.". "Great! Great! This game is simply great!" -- Otto the Great. "It's really good." -- Arnulf the Good. "The Killer Rabbit game caught me completely by surprise!" -- Ethelred the Unready. "I play Drop Dead with all my friends! Then I kill them!" -- Olaf Tryygvason, a Viking with very few friends. "Spank the Virgin has got me hooked! I'll never want to self-flagellate again!" -- St. Odo of Cluny.
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1996 7th Level Records - Includes The Never Before Performed King Brian The Wild Scene - Best CD-Rom Game Of 932 A.D. - Burn The Witch. Battle The Black Knight. Then Outwit The Bridge Keeper At The Perilous Bridge Of Death In This Enchanting Interactive Medieval Experience. The First To Earn An Enthusiastic Thumscrews Up From Vladimere The Impaled Collects Clues And Solve The Puzzles As You Join King Arthur And His Band Of Knights On Their Quest For The Holy Grail. And As An Extra Top Secret Bonus This Game Includes An Exciting Never Before Produced Scene From The Script Of The Original Monty Python Film.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • ASIN: B000067O93
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 9, 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,317 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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If you're into games that make you think, this game will probably surprise you with how much it'll put you to the test. And with all of the surviving cast members lending their voices and the entire game being animated in the style of Terry Gilliam, the authenticity, nostalgia and humor are all beyond satisfactory.

It should be noted that it is difficult to get this game running on newer systems and it has been widely determined that it won't run Windows 7; however, I've discovered a workaround. If you have Windows 7 Professional installed on your system (you can upgrade to it very easily from Windows 7 Home Edition), install Windows XP Virtual PC. Once you've configured Virtual PC, insert the game disk... but don't run it because it won't install. Instead, search in the game disk for "grail.exe." Once you've located it, right-click it and create a shortcut on the desktop (reminder, you should be on Windows XP virtual PC.) Right-click again and change the compatibility mode to Windows 95. The game will run now, but I recommend minimizing the Windows XP Virtual Machine window and changing your Windows 7 screen resolution to 640x480 or 800x600 so 'Holy Grail' will run in fullscreen on Virtual PC. The last thing I recommend doing is changing the appearance of XP to "classic" and turning off some of the advanced text features so that you can read the text in the game. Even though you didn't physically install the game data, your save games will still be stored on your hard drive. And that's all there is to it! I hope this helps some of you out there who have almost given up on getting the game to work like I almost had.

It sounds like a headache but trust me, it's worth it. So few fans of the movie are even aware of this game's existence and that is really sad because the game is an absolute blast.
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While cleaning out my office last week, I came across my old disk of this great old game. Sadly, my disk was damaged beyond repair. A quick search on Amazon found one though, in like new shape for only $5 including shipping!

This game was designed to run on Windows 95, in 256 color mode. Not having any Windows computers here on the farm didn't deter me from attempting to get it running on our favorite operating system, Linux Mint 17.1

Installing using WINE was of course our first thought, but it just wouldn't run that way. No matter then, we spun up a virtual machine using VirtualBox.

Grabbing an old Windows 2000 disk, I set up a VM for Win2k, then did the game install as normal.

The only hitch, is that you must set the Windows desktop to display at 256 colors. If you attempt to use 32 bit color depth, much of the text in the game won't display.

Now running smoothly, we can once again enjoy our quest for the Holy Grail!
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A complete waste of your time. Not sophisticated at all. Sit back and spend hour upon hour figuring out that, basically, you are making a complete fool of yourself. It's pure Phython. I loved it!
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The game is fun for any Monty Python fan; however, read the computer specs before you buy and make sure you have a system old enough. We had to dust off on old PC with the right operating system (Windows 95/98) in order to play. Once it was rolling, the graphics card was an issue also. Fixed that and the game was indeed hilarious. The only reason I paid this much for it is because it was a specific birthday gift request.

Caveat: In the comments it appears some people were able to install it on Windows XP and Windows 7.
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