Developer: Dream Software
Release Date: 1984
Code: Chris Newcombe
ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 71%
Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins
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The Quest for the Holy Grail is a ridiculous graphic adventure by Mastertronic. It’s based loosely on the Monty Python film and lacks the humour and fun of this classic comedy. The graphical locations are poorly drawn and the puzzles are sometimes ridiculous.
Following a solution to the game I found that the majority of the locations are bland and pointless. If you want a better looking, funnier adventure from Mastertronic try Quest for the Golden Eggcup; it is far superior. This game is a complete waste of time…
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I followed a solution I found online. It had a mistake or two in it, but I soon overcame them and beat the game.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: At the end of the game you put the grail in the Throne Room. A page of congratulation text appears on a yellow screen. It says that they are sorry that they can’t give prizes to all the millions who solved the game (err, millions? a bit optimistic I think…). It also tells you there is a Spectrum version and that you can play the game again when you press a key. No thanks.
Neil: Another forgettable ending. I’m guessing the Spectrum version ends in the same manner too. 1/10.
Vinny: Now here’s a blast from the past! The Quest for the Holy Grail was a game that sat proud in my Mastertronic collection back in 1984 – even though it was a small collection! I spent hours trying to get somewhere in this blooming game, but unfortunately it was far too hard for me – or was it that I was just cack at text adventures? Either way – it’s great to finally see the ending…
With regards to the ending… it’s exactly what I thought it would be: a page of text. You can’t ask for any more than that seeing that it was 1984 and the game only cost us £1.99. I’m going for 3/10 just because it’s great to finally see the ending 😉
Andrew Fisher: For the time it was fun and certainly good enough for a budget price. Looking back it does appear cheap.
And now for something completely different.
Number 3, the larch.
Ladies and gentlemen, Conrad Poons and his dancing teeth.
Sponsored by Crelm Toothpaste.
I fart in the general direction of this ending.
Andy Vaisey: A little bit more than the usual lame text endings – least it did not include certain phrases that make me want to scream out loud, i.e. you took 57 turns! Grrrrr.
FINAL SAY: Another dull ending to a very poor game.
G.E. RATING: 2 / 10