Monty Python’s Cow Tossing to deliver ‘Angry Birds and the Holy Grail’ experience
Remember Monty Python and the Holy Grail? Of course you do. It’s the classic comedy flick in which King Arthur sets off with his knights on a quest to find the aforementioned Christian artefact, while frequently quarrelling with the French. And do you remember what the French used to defend themselves? Taunts. Taunts – and a really big catapult.
Monty Python’s Cow Tossing, set to debut on the iPhone and iPad shortly, is looking to offer a silly spin on the well-loved Angry Birds formula. Players will take up the role of the nasty French barbarians, defending their property from the invading Englishmen by placing a variety of barnyard animals in a catapult launching them at the targets below.
Players will be able to upgrade their catapult, as well as load it with more than just cows (the preferred weapon of choice for any discerning Medieval Frenchman). In addition to other animals like ducks, geese, and pigs, the game’s official Facebook photo album reveals items like “the kitchen sink” and “the insult” as weapons that can be loaded into the catapult. There will also be power-ups available in mid-flight which should help provide a boost to the experience.
In keeping with the silliness that Python is known, the descriptions for the weapons, catapults, and characters provided by the developer are fall-down funny. For example;
“The Insult – It may look round, white and safe, but the Insult can be one of the most devastating weapons in your arsenal. With its oval shape, maniacal-looking lines and feverish tail, hurling the Insult at the English will put fear and self-doubt the likes of which have never been seen before!”
“The Three-Headed Knight – The dreaded scourge of Sir Robin on his charge for King Arthur to find the Holy Grail, the Three-Headed Knight spells certain doom for all who approach …well, unless they’re not bickering with each other about drinking tea and snoring. It seems the indecisive warrior with three heads never gets invited to parties, bless.”
According to the game’s official Facebook page, the game is scheduled to hit the App Store later this month – though considering how few days are left, don’t be surprised if this one shows up in early February instead. Regardless, it looks as though Python fans can set their sights on 80 levels of cow flinging fun in the next few weeks.
Don’t have an iPhone or iPad, but still want to get your Python on? Don’t worry! A stripped-down version of the game will be hitting basic mobile phones as well.