Almost everyone remembers the show American Gladiators, but the game is less-known. The SNES game has its ups and downs. It is fun going through seven of the events from the TV show. The bad thing is that some are confusing to do unless you have the instruction book. I still can’t figure out how to knock off the gladiator in the Human Cannonball.
The music in the game is decent. There are only two songs in the game, which is the problem. The songs are long, so they don’t get on your nerves too bad. The song also has some variation, depending on the game you’re playing. There are no sound effects at all. The music is the only thing that ever comes out of the speakers.
The controls are bad. Late responses are common. You’ll find yourself mashing the buttons just trying to get something accomplished. On The Wall, you move by pressing any button repeatedly. As you navigate up it, you’ll probably get stuck on the corner and then the gladiator will yank you down.
The graphics aren’t as great as they could be for SNES. The characters don’t have faces. The top view shows head and shoulders only. There aren’t many colors either. The visuals could have definitely been better.
When you play the game enough, it becomes too easy. It isn’t even a challenge anymore. The only contest is in versing another human. For some people, like me, the game is fun to play occasionally. But I know that there are people who can’t stand the game. The best way to figure out if you like this one is to try it for yourself. But don’t pay too much for it.