10/22/2012

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In 1990, Virgin Games created the first videogame based on Monty Python's Flying Circus, a platform game for 8-bit computers. While the game itself was a clever bit of nonsense based on the show where you played Gumby and traveled through pipes and clouds, threw fish, and collected cans of spam, the manual itself was the best part. Over forty pages long, I would estimate only about four or five pages are dedicated to the actual game. The rest of it consists of in-jokes, original Pythonesque humor, and references to the show in a crazy compendium of fun. I recently found my copy, and I'm providing it here for your enjoyment. Check out the album below. If you want to expand one of the pages to read it better, just click on the gear on the upper left and choose "view full resolution":

UPDATE: Added instructions



You can also download a PDF of the manual at http://www.mkanderson.com/portal/archives/2301
If you want to see the game, you can watch a video of gameplay on YouTube.

What do you think of the manual?
[Image Source: Virgin]


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4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looks like it is in true Monty Python style. Even apologized for no color. I wonder if those people were sacked?

spacerguy said...

They sure made those commodore 64 computers to last.

Nigel Mitchell said...

I wish I still had mine, spacerguy

Nigel Mitchell said...

Alex, and the people who were supposed to sack those were also sacked

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