Monty Python’s Life of Brian is powered by Ash Gaming and has 5 reels and 30 paylines. Playable from 30p to £300 a spin, the game is based on the iconic 1979 film with the same name. The film has since been regarded as one of the most popular comedies of all time which caused controversy when it was first released.
The tongue in cheek feel from the film is carried onto the reels with the superb ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ song playing as you spin away. Featuring Mr Cheeky, Pontius, Brian’s Mum, Centurion, Jailer and Brian himself, the slot version benefits from 10 bonus features in total which perfectly depict the hilarious characters and moments from the award-winning film.
Firstly, you have the Life of Brian Bonus feature which is triggered when the Bonus symbol lands on reels 1, 3 and 5 = here you spin the wheel which selects a cash prize, a win multiplier for the bonus feature and mystery prizes. In terms of the bonus feature, there are 4 to play which are described below.
You have the Stoning Bonus feature where you join in the family entertainment as Brian’s mum takes Brian to a stoning. You get to pick the person to throw a stone in order to win cash prizes. If you find a woman, you will win a cash prize too and the feature ends when a big rock is thrown. There’s up to 1,000 times your stake to be won.
The People’s Front of Judea Bonus feature allows you to pick icons to find out exactly what the Romans did. Each pick guarantees a cash prize – the feature ends when you reveal Collect and there’s up to 1,000 times your stake on offer.
The Romani Ite Domum Bonus feature allows you to choose areas on the palace walls to cover with anti-Roman graffiti. The more Brian paints, the bigger the prize on offer with up to 1,000 times your bet at stake. The feature ends when the sun comes up.
Lastly, you have the What’s So Funny Bonus feature where you pick a guard and watch as they attempt to hold back their mirth. The longer they last before laughing, the bigger your reward. Again, there’s 1,000 times your bet to be won with the feature ends when all 3 guards can no longer keep straight faces.
Then you have the Wild Spaceship Respins feature which is triggered after any losing spin in the base game. Brian will fall through the reels to be caught by the Alien Spaceship which in turn transforms a stack of symbols into wilds. You then get a respin with other symbols turning wild – this continues until you get a winning combination.
Look out for the Foot of God in the base game which gives you a cash prize when it stamps down on the reels. It can reward you with the progressive jackpot too! You also get a pick a holy item (sandal, gourd or juniper bush) for cash prizes. Finally, pick your anti-Romance liberation group with the People’s Front of Judea, the Judean People’s Front or the Popular Front of Judea!
The best is the Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Free Spins feature which is played when you get the Free Spins symbol on reels 3, 4 and 5. You then get to pick members of the Judean’s People’s Front Crack Suicide Squad to get free spins. Now, if you have a losing free spin, the multiplier goes up by 1 up to 10x!
If you get 3 scatters during this feature (the gold coin), you will trigger the Crucifixion Bonus feature – here you are presented with 6 crucifixes of which you need to pick 1. This will reward you with extra free spins with your accumulated win multiplier applied, a retrigger which players your free spins again or a cash prize.
As with other Ash Gaming slot games, the progressive jackpot is local meaning that it is individual to the online casino where the game is offered. Anyway, Monty Python’s Life of Brian is a very entertaining slot game with plenty going on.
I found it to be a medium variance slot with the bigger wins coming in the free spins feature and Wild Spaceship Respins feature. Playtech, who own Ash Gaming, also offer you Monty Python’s Spamalot. If you like slots based on popular films, Playtech is your best bet with The Avengers, The Mummy, Gladiator and Top Gun (amongst others).