Monty Python’s Spamalot Slot
Monty Python's Spamalot Slot is a 5-reel, max 20-pay line slot from Playtech, complete with two progressive jackpots – The Holy Grail Jackpot and the Slightly Less Holy Grail Jackpot. This slot is of course based on the classic 60s/70s TV comedy show 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' – or more accurately, Monty Python's first film – The Holy Grail. The madcap humour of the film is nicely captured in this slot, and the graphics are pleasingly authentic too.
What's just as pleasing are the two jackpots available via this game – details of the larger, 'Holy Grail Jackpot' are as follows:
- Seeds at: £500,000.
- Biggest win: £1,917,932.
- Average win: £1,305,071.
- Average time: 88 weeks.
Amazingly, even though this game has been available at online casinos since 2011, the jackpot has only ever been won twice (at the time of writing) – once in 2012 for nearly £700,000, and then in 2015 for just under a chunky two million.
The slot feature characters from 'The Holy Grail' along with playing card symbols ten to ace, and several bonus symbols. There are twenty pay lines available, and all are selectable. Your line bet can be anything from 0.01 to 50.00, making the total bet available to you anything from 0.01 to a spamtastic 1,000.00! When you're ready to say 'Ni!', hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
Payouts commence at x3 for two of the Lady of the Lake symbols, and rise to 5,000 for five Holy Grail symbols.
The Holy Grail also acts as the wild symbol here, and substitutes for all other symbols aside from the Bonus Game symbol, the Scatter symbol and the Jackpot Game symbol.
If you land at least three scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, you win a cash prize and ten free games with up to five random wilds distributed across the reels.
Landing the Bonus Game symbol on reels one and five will land you one of the four bonus games:
- Storm the Castle – you must storm the French castle, avoiding the cows that are continually launched at you. The more cows you avoid, the more cash you will win.
- None Shall Pass – take on the fearsome black knight to win cash and multipliers.
- The Knights Who Say Ni – collect shrubberies for the knights, and they will reward you with cash.
- Killer Rabbit Bonus – can your knights get pass the blood-lusting killer bunny? You win cash for each knight whom survives the ordeal.
During free spins, every 'Jackpot Game' symbol that appears collects along the top of the reels. If you complete a row of five jackpot symbols, you enter the jackpot game. Here, you progress up a hill towards the Holy Grail, selecting items along the way. Make it to the top, and the jackpot is yours – but watch out for the crushing arriving of a foot that will end your quest.
This is a classic slot that's bursting with fun. The spirit of Monty Python has been brilliantly captured, although a few of the utterances of the knights during the bonus games are not as funny as they ought to be. A fun slot with a sizeable jackpot – what more do you want?