Complete Waste of Time
||(Win95/98 Only!) (Jewel Case)
7th Level, Inc.
5 stars from Multimedia World
the Adventure Collective
Solve the Secret to Intergalactic
"It's one of those annoyingly silly things that you can
spend hours on to work out. And when you finally discover what it's all about,
you realize you've wasted a great chunk of your life and can never get it
back." - Terry Gilliam
Once in a decade there comes an
interactive CD-ROM thingy so momentous that none dare miss it. So, while you're
waiting for it to arrive, why not take a moment to try this CD-ROM thingy from
Monty Python instead?
You'll face a series of gaming challenges on your quest to
discover the secret to Intergalactic Success.
Collect clues and hints in every scene
Unlock the fiendishly complex master puzzle hidden deep
within a secret dimension of the program
Earn a chance to win prizes
The Interactive Monty Python Show
Interact with entirely new comedy and animation created
especially for this insidious product by the depraved minds who brought you the
original BBC-TV series.
Watch your favorite highlights from the BBC-TV
episodes, including: The Dead Parrot, The Cheese Shop, Nudge and The Argument
More than 30 classic sketches.
Test your skill with demented arcade-style games
featuring flying pigs, hammer-wielding madwomen and flatulent chickens.
Explore six giant scenarios: the Exploratorium, the
Corridor, the Exploring TV Room, the Portrait Gallery, the Stage and the
Celebrate the terpsichorean muse singing loudly and
off-key to famous numbers such as the Lumberjack Song, The Money Song and
The Desktop Pythonizer (Windows 3.1 Only)
Finally, you can inject a reasonable character into your
computer with the Desktop Pythonizer. This special deluxe CD-ROM version
contains material not available on diskette version.
It's a complete customization kit:
Irk your colleagues with more than 20 interactive
animated screen savers.
Add zest to tedious Windows events with "Noisy Bits", a
collection of more than 40 classic dialogue lines and sound effects.
Rejuvenate your tired desktop icons with a profusion of
policemen, Spam, chickens and other silly cartoon icons.
Proudly display splendid wallpaper featuring highlights
from the original BBC-TV series.
Furthermore, the Desktop
Pythonizer includes brand new, never-before-seen utterly innovative, totally
unique features unparalleled in the entire universe:
Create instant custom wallpaper from any scene with
Squander precious time playing Living Wallpaper games
while your computer continues doing productive work in the background.
Let us harass and intimidate your callers with
pre-recorded telephone messages featuring a range of antisocial and silly
Infest your other Windows application with
IBM, Tandy or compatible 486 25 MHz or greater with a
minimum of 4 MB RAM, 256-color display or better, mouse and CD-ROM drive, MPC
compatible sound card and amplified speakers, DOS 3.3 with Windows 3.1 or
Multimedia World, December 1994.
"Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time is the best example
I've seen of existing content being successfully adapted to multimedia."
"Gilliam's animations dominate the
CD-ROM, as it contains only a few hours of video. The result is less a
retrospective of skits than a way to participate in the sketches
"Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time is a great multimedia
title that will set standards, spawn imitators, and keep you laughing for a
long time. It succeeds partially because of the quality of the content, but
ultimately shines for the ability to improve on how that content was presented
in the first place."
"Story - You should really start this game by reading the
manual. I know that most people don't even bother removing it from the box, but
in this case you should read it. It's a Monty Python production in itself and
that should be reason enough to make an effort to read the booklet. There isn't
much of a storyline detailed in the manual, but just like the Monty Python
sketches and movies, it is nevertheless great to experience. After the
introduction you'll end up at a screen showing you a head with six brain lobes.
Your goal is to solve each brain lobe in order to find the Secret to
Intergalactic Success. The lobes have to be solved in a certain order starting
from the Loonatorium. All directions on what to do next will be given to you to
by the "Spot the Loony" announcer voiced by Eric Idle himself. Beware however,
this is a Monty Python game. Don't believe everything this guy tells you!"
"There are a lot of new materials
provided by the original Monty Python cast that is in the game, including new
animations by Terry Gilliam and new voiceover by Idle. There are about 30 film
snippets of famous scenes from the Monty Python's Flying Circus episodes.
They're all of extremely good quality, both in sound and in video..."
"Verdict - Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time is indeed a
great waste of time, but for all the good reasons. One can just sit in front of
the computer for hours and watch Monty Python sketches, listen to Monty Python
sound snippets and see Gilliam's really silly animations. I recommend this game
to every Monty Python lover and anyone else who likes humor and is looking for
a good laugh. However, this game won't run properly in Windows 95, 98 or NT,
but this oversight is only a minor flaw in an otherwise excellent title. If you
buy this game, you're in for a complete Monty Python immersion. Know what I
mean? Nudge-nudge! Say no more."
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