Monty Python The Ministry of Silly Walks 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Our US audiences may not necessarily be fond of Monty Python, a British surreal comedy group best known for Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a hilarious television sketch show broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974.

Even if you’ve never followed the show, chances are you’ve encountered some of the popular and widely quoted sketches on YouTube. Some have even gone to become cultural phenomenons in their own right. Take the “Spam” show, for example, which led to the coining of the term email spam.

My fav sketch is “The Ministry of Silly Walks” and much to my delight, it’s now been turned into its own iOS game, now available in the App Store

The premise is simple: you must guide your character, voiced by Monty Python’s John Cleese, and unleash his silly walk across the streets of London, all the while dodging various obstacles, collecting gold coins and finding power ups that help take your walk to new heights of silliness.

iTunes release notes amusingly described The Ministry of Silly Walks as a “stupendously additive survival game” focused on the eccentric loco-motion.

Monty Python The Ministry of Silly Walks 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 003)

“Your assignment as a member of this venerable organization is to showcase your increasingly frantic promenading as far as you possibly can,” reads another line.

Check out the gameplay video bellow.

Featuring realistic physics and ragdoll mechanics, the game randomizes obstacles and scenery in an effort to make it more interesting and replayable. The game files as the comedy group’s first iOS app.

In and of itself, The Ministry of Silly Walks is an average side-scroller.

Monty Python The Ministry of Silly Walks 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

But coupled with Monty Python branding, taken with a healthy does of sarcasm and spiced up with the legendary British humor, Monty Python’s The Ministry of Silly Walks easily holds its own and stands out as an instant-buy for fans of the British troupe.

Sorry, I couldn’t resist – here’s the related Silly Walks sketch.

Holly! Turns out The Ministry has a website of its own.

Monty Python’s The Ministry of Silly Walks is 99 cents in the App Store.

The 165MB download is designed for both the iPhone and iPad and requires iOS 6.0 or later.

  • leart

    off topic, did anyone used auxo 2 on a iphone 4s? How it works, it lags??

    • eXoguti093

      iOS 7.1.x is naturally smoother than 7.0.x, plus auxo 2 has had a lot of updates to make it smoother and more stable, it has improved a lot but on the 4s there’s still some lag when dragging up the multi center at time or the switcher on the side but its pretty useable

      • leart

        You tried by yourself ??
        I cant find any review in web made on a iphone 4s..
        I am on 7.1 and yeah the phone is smooth I am looking just for something close to zephyr, if there’s nothing good for 4s i will not risk to use a chinese jb 🙂

      • eXoguti093

        Yeah I have it right now:)

  • workin

    Nice post! Fun app idea, anything Python is awesome. Though it’s missed by many now, this is the roots of alot of modern comedy

  • Monty Python is legend.
    Mandatory to know them for every one, mainly for comedy lovers.