The Ministry of Silly Walks is now an iOS game, and it's fantastically silly
Do you have a silly walk you'd like to develop with the help of the government? Of course you do! But before you go showing off your right leg's forward aerial half-turn in the hopes of receiving a grant, you should probably spend some time with the most absurd new iPhone app, Monty Python's The Ministry of Silly Walks.
The game is an endless runner -- let's be honest, it's an endless silly walker -- that pits you and your goofy stride against a world filled with obstacles. You need to dodge birds, jaunt over park benches, and use your umbrella to glide over large tea spills (that Mrs. Two Lumps is so clumsy sometimes).
Each attempt begins inside the Ministry and proceeds out onto the streets where randomly generated pitfalls await you. Each try is completely different, so you'll have no need to memorize where all the unfortunately placed hindrances await. As you make it farther along the route you'll gain a good bit of speed, which eventually makes the trip so difficult that you'll come to a crashing halt. But even when you fail you'll likely get a good laugh from the ragdoll physics that cause your character to flail about before crumpling to a heap.
But it's not all about staying upright; You'll also need to collect coins as you silly walk about the city. These coins can be used in the in-game shop to purchase new outfits and power-ups. These performace boosts include things like a magnet to draw in coins from afar and a invincibility shield that lets you silly walk through any obstacles that stand in your way -- temporarily of course. The ministry doesn't have the funding it once did, after all.
Voice clips and other sound effects are pulled straight from the source material, which adds a nice feeling of authenticity to the experience, though you don't really have to be a Monty Python fan to find enjoyment here. The game is US$0.99, and there are no in-app purchases to worry about. That would simply be far too silly.
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