Life of Brian Slots
In 1975, the British comedy troupe Monty Python was riding high after the release of their film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. As they toured the globe to promote their motion picture, they were continually hounded by reporters to reveal the title of their next project. In a moment of jest, Python member Eric Idle jokingly commented that their next film would be called Jesus Christ – Lust for Glory.
Four years later, The Life of Brian would be released in theaters. Set during the era of Christ, it follows a Jewish man named Brian who is born at the same time as the son of God and winds up being mistaken for the Messiah. While popular with critics and moviegoers, it also ignited a great amount of controversy among religious organizations.
Over 35 years later, screenings of the film still draw protests. This long-term level of praise and damnation caught the attention of Ash Gaming, and they set out to obtain the licensing rights to turn the film into an online slot machine. The result was a five-reel, 30-payline game featuring authentic audio and video clips from the movie, as well as 10 bonus rounds that range from comical to heretical.
Fan of the original film should rejoice, as the slot machine adaptation has a wide range of symbols taken directly from the big screen. Most of these are characters played by members of Monty Python, but there are also crucifixions and playing card values to look forward to.
Whenever you get a winning combination that involves one of the characters from the movie, the icon transforms to show a short clip involving that specific character. Each of these are only a couple of seconds long, but that should be more than enough time to bring a smile to the face of any true Monty Python fan.
- Life of Brian Logo
This symbol serves as the wild and substitutes for all symbols except the scatters. Pays 1000 for five matches, 500 for four matches, and 100 for three matches.
Played by Graham Chapman, the movie's main character pays 1000 for five symbols, 300 for four, and 60 for three.
- Brian's Mum
This nagging character is played by Terry Jones in drag and pays 500 for five symbols, 200 for four, and 50 for three.
- Pontius Pilate
This Roman official is played by Michael Palin in the film and pays 300 for five symbols, 150 for four, and 40 for three.
An overzealous Roman centurion, as portrayed in the film by John Cleese. Pays 200 for five symbols, 120 for four, and 30 for three.
- Mr. Cheeky
An ever-cheerful joker played by Eric Idle. Pays 150 for five matches, 90 for four, and 30 for three.
This dimwitted-looking jailer played by Terry Gilliam pays 100 for five, 60 for four, and 30 for three.
This top playing card value pays 50 for five, 30 for four, and 10 for three.
Pays 40 for five symbols, 20 for four, and 5 for three.
Pays 30 for five, 10 for four, and 5 for three.
Pays 20 for five, 10 for four, and 5 for three.
Landing this symbol on reels one, three, and five activates the Life of Brian bonus.
- Free Spins
You won't find many slots that feature a symbol with three men being crucified, but this game has it. Get this symbol on reels three, four, and five to activate the Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Free Spins feature.
Bonus Rounds and Features
Most slots only have a few bonus options, but the Life of Brian slot has a total of 10 to enjoy. Some only pay small cash prizes, while others offer free spins, multipliers, or even a progressive jackpot. If you choose to play the game online, here's what you can expect to encounter.
In order to activate this feature, you'll need to get the bonus icon on reels one, three, and five. If you do, you'll be asked to spin a wheel to determine which bonus feature you get to play, as well as a cash prize, multiplier, or mystery prize.
Eight characters are lined up against the wall for a good old-fashioned stoning. Pick multiple characters to pelt with small rocks for mini-prizes, as well one character to receive a bigger rock (which ends the round). If the crowd suspects that any of the participants are actually women in disguise, then you might also get a chance to tug on their beard to see if it's fake (which also awards a cash bonus). If you choose correctly, you can win up to 1000 times your total wager.
After any losing spin, there's a chance that you'll see Brian falling through the reels. When this occurs, he'll be saved by an alien spaceship and converted into a stack of wild symbols. An intergalactic conflict ensues, complete with spinning reels and additional symbols getting turned wild. This madness occurs until you get a win, at which point things calm down considerably.
At any point following a spin or bonus round, the foot of God may come down from the heavens and stomp you. You'll receive a random cash prize when this happens, and you might even win the progressive jackpot.
A mini-bonus that's sometimes available after the foot of God comes down, it asks the player to choose their favorite anti-Roman liberation group. Will you choose the Popular Front of Judea, the Judea People's Front, or the People's Front of Judea?
Another mini-bonus made available following an appearance by the giant sandaled foot of God, this feature asks you to choose from a juniper bush, sandal, or gourd in order to win a special cash prize.
Brian is being interrogated by Pontius Pilate, but the Roman official has a hilarious speech impediment. As Pilate speaks, choose one of the three Roman guards standing in front of him. The longer that can go without bursting into laughter, the more money you'll win. The round ends when all three guards are cackling out loud, and you can win up to 1000 times your total bet.
In order to activate this bonus, you'll need to get the crucifixion symbols on reels three, four, and five. Once the round is activated, you'll be called upon to choose member of the Judean People's Front to carry out a suicide attack. This rewards a number of free spins, and your winning multiplier goes up with every losing spin. You'll also have the opportunity to collect golden scatter symbols during this round, and getting three of them results in the Crucifixion Bonus being unlocked.
Six crucified individuals are displayed on the screen, and each has a prize hidden underneath his suffering body. Pick a character to reveal either cash, free spins, or a retrigger.
Brian is dispatched to place anti-Roman graffiti on the walls of the palace, and you get to choose where he places it. The round ends when the sun comes up, so fling that paint as fast as you can.
This radical group has assembled to overthrow the Romans, but first they're going to list off all the things the occupying force has done for them. Pick icons to reveal innovations such as sanitation and roads, and each of these has a prize amount connected to it. If you reveal a "connect" symbol, then the round is over. You can win up to 1000 times your total bet.
Quotes from The Life of Brian
The following quotes are taken straight from the film. Longtime fans should recognize a number of favorites, while newcomers may view them with a mixture of horror and delight.
- "He's not the Messiah. He's a very naughty boy! Now, piss off!"(Brian's Mum)
- "All right, no one is to stone anyone until I blow this whistle. Even—and I want to make this absolutely clear—even if they do say 'Jehovah.'" (Jewish Official)
- "All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?" (Reg)
- "Oh, it's blessed are the meek! Oh, I'm glad they're getting something; they have a hell of a time." (Mrs. Big Nose)
- "I say you are Lord, and I should know. I've followed a few." (Arthur)
The Life of Brian slot machine is profitable, irreverent, and potentially offensive. No matter what your beliefs, you shouldn't be dissuaded from playing it due to the high payout potential. Even if you're not a fan of Monty Python to begin with, you might change your mind after landing on several big wins.