Angry Birds Ripped Off by Monty Python iOS Game

There’s a new iOS game due out at the end of the month called Monty Pythons Cow Tossing, which is based loosely on Monty Python’s Holy Grail, but if you check out the gameplay footage we have for you below you should notice something quite similar to another highly successful mobile game.

The Monty Python’s Cow Tossing gameplay video comes our way courtesy of Multiplayer Blog, and by way of Zediphone, and once you check out the video you’ll note that the gameplay closely resemble the Angry Birds game.

The difference being that with Monty Python’s Cow Tossing the user tosses animals via a weird looking catapult at English knights that are hiding in constructions rather than Angry Birds launching at green pigs, but basically the premise of the game seem to be a knockoff of the Rovio game.

According to the game blurb on the YouTube page, Monty Python’s Cow Tossing is for the iPhone, Apple iPad and other mobiles and includes 80 levels, 6 types of animal, unlockable movie clips, Game Centre support, catapult upgrades, and power ups when a holy grail shows up.

However, according to Pocket Gamer, Zed the developer of Monty Python’s Cow Tossing for iOS says that the game does have several features that set it apart from its obvious inspiration, Angry Birds.

Having said that, as soon as the gameplay video started I instantly thought of Angry Birds, so basically my personal view is it’s just a rip off of the Angry Birds game with a Monty Python slant. It will be interesting to see what “features” will set it apart from Angry Birds once the game is released.

So if any of our readers happen to download Monty Python’s Cow Tossing at the end of the month feel free to let us know your views on the game and if you feel it’s simply too similar to Rovio’s hugely successful multi-platform game.


2 thoughts on “Angry Birds Ripped Off by Monty Python iOS Game”

  1. Zeus says:

    When Angry Birds was first getting reviewed, user comments would always bring up its similarities to the flash game Crush the Castle, which in turn was based on Castle Clout, another flash game. Only, the Crush the Castle developers got permission–Angry Birds' developers didn't.

    So, in other words, Monty Python's Cow Tossing is a clone of Angry Birds, which in turn is a clone of Crush the Castle, which in turn is a clone of Castle Clout. But the only one of these games to reach the mainstream is Angry Birds, so of course it's totally original.

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