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Python Silly Walks sketch gets its own mobile game

1 of 1 Fans of Monty Python can now play a game based on the Silly Walks' sketch
Fans of Monty Python can now play a game based on the Silly Walks' sketch

Fans of legendary British comic troupe Monty Python are eagerly awaiting next month’s return to live stage shows – and now one of their most iconic sketches has become as a mobile game.

Monty Python's The Ministry of Silly Walks is the work of developer Boondoggle Studios and they've just released versions of the game for Android, iPhone and iPad.

Monty Python member John Cleese, who starred in the original sketch and is famous for his gangly gait, has voiced the new app.

The game, which falls into the endless runner genre, involves walking through the streets of London collecting coins and power-ups, while avoiding pigeons and other obstacles.

According to The Guardian, the game has enjoyed a mixed reaction with warm reviews on Android, but a mixed reception on iOS, where a number of App Store reviewers have complained it crashes on their devices.

It is not the first official Monty Python app. 2012 saw the release of Python Bytes, a collection of 22 sketches from the first season of Monty Python's Flying Circus, and The Holy Book of Days, an iPad app based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the group’s second feature film.

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