Monty Python’s The Ministry of Silly Walks [Review]

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Monty Python’s The Ministry of Silly Walks is a silly endless runner with nothing exceptional to make it standout from the crowd, not even a Spanish Inquisition. Although, one thing it is does have is challenge, because as the speed of the silly walk ramps up to a silly sprint, dodging obstacles takes impeccable timing.

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No I didn’t crash, I decided to take a nap in front of the beautiful vista

Silly Walks casts you as John Cleese (he also does the voice overs), silly walking out from his desk at the Ministry of Silly Walks. You’ll encounter obstacles, such as a pile of boxes, birds and hanging I-beams, which you can avoid by jumping or sliding over them by tapping on the left or right side of your screen.

Your goal, like in all endless runners, is to get as far as you can and to collect coins to buy new suits and powerups. Also, the lovely scenery of London in the background along with the silly shop names and looping Monty Python theme song may distract you, leading to a sudden, yet hilarious end to your silly walk.

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Out of another silly walk in downtown London

I enjoyed silly walking, but I wished it was even more silly. I didn’t see a large variety of silly walks and it would have been great if the obstacles were objects from Monty Python sketches, such as a European (or African) Swallow, instead of generic objects. Although, I did enjoy the rag doll physics, because they made running face first into a bird or I-beam hilarious.

One more thing, there is an inconsistency with the incoming bird alert, meaning sometimes I was given an alert and sometimes not. As the small birds are hard to spot when they are incoming, I found this inconsistency annoying. However, I imagine this will be fixed in a future update.

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Your constantly dodging obstacles and so reading the silly store signs is the real challenge

If you’re a fan of Monty Python, Silly Walks will put a smile on your face and if you get the highs core, maybe John Cleese will let the world know on Twitter. You can download Silly Walks for $0.99 on the App Store. Then, tell us about your favourite Monty Python sketch.


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