“Spamalot” is a hit Broadway musical inspired by the cult classic comedy film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The movie was a groundbreaking combination of intelligence, self-awareness, constant references to the fact that they were making a movie (including an unforgettable ending) and constant and utter silliness. Gala Casino tapped into the fun of the movie and musical with their utterly hilarious Monty Python’s Spamalot Slot.
Spamalot features easy to control gameplay that should appeal to slot machine enthusiasts of all ages. Players click on the different in-game buttons using the mouse. These in-game buttons let players change the bet level as well as increase the number of lines bet on each round.
Spamalot features up to 20 different lines. Playing multiple lines has advantages and disadvantages. The major advantage is that multiple lines gives players more opportunities to win. The major disadvantage is that it costs more money to play. Balancing lines between rounds is a vital part of the game.
Four bonus games give players a no-risk opportunity to win some extra cash. Players must dodge cows and fight back the “Black Knight” to win.
The features that most set Spamalot apart from other slot machines are its graphics and sound design. Each image in the game is inspired by the artwork of former “Python” artist and animator Terry Gilliam. Fans of the musical and the movie will recognise these images instantly, such as the foreboding “Knights Who Say Ni” as well as the titular “Holy Grail.”
The background music is all taken directly from the musical and the movie. All of this music was composed by former Python Eric Idle. Other former “Python” men such as John Cleese and Michael Palin contribute voice-overs directly from the movie.
Two different progressive jackpots give players a chance to win big. The first is called the “Holy Grail Jackpot” and is the larger of the two. The other is the “Slightly Less Holy Grail Jackpot.” Every round that the jackpot is not won, more money is contributed to each jackpot. Players win the jackpot by matching the appropriate jackpot images.
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