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You control a gladiator, fighting for your life in an arena. Armed with your magical warhammer and a trusty shield, you must defeat fantastic bosses including a Chimera, Beholder, and a Dragon. The game is set in first-person perspective.

In Rage of the Gladiator, each boss has unique abilities and powers that you need to pay close attention to. Exploit the weakness of each enemy by jumping, dodging, or shield blocking with the proper timing and agility. Then unleash your rage by brutally pounding your enemy with your warhammer and bashing them with your shield, and you will triumph.

Features of the game include:

Insane “finishing moves.” You have 14 finishing moves that destroy your opponent in over-the-top cutscenes:

  • Leap to the skies, then plunge your warhammer into the ground, creating a pillar of fire that burns your enemy to a crisp.
  • Transform into a hulking colossus 10 times the size of your opponent, pounding him into the ground.
  • Darken the skies with a solar eclipse, sending a beam of light to fry your enemy.
  • Customize your character. As you defeat bosses, you earn skill points. You can apply those skill points to one of three skill trees: Offense, Defense, and Magic. This gives you new powers. It also provides great replay value since you can replay through the game with different skill tree decisions.
  • Fantastic 3D-graphics. Fully rendered and realistic, you do combat in a fully lit 3D arena. This polish level is rare for a downloadable title.
  • Extremely realistic animations. When you attack bosses, the impacts and hits feel “real.” Each boss has been painstakingly animated to react properly to each of your attacks.
  • Outstanding replay value. Once you’ve beaten the first 10 bosses, you must face them again in Challenge Mode, which is a completely new experience – the bosses are more difficult with new powers. There are 21 total battles.
  • Epic soundtrack. The music has been designed to be exciting and memorable, and really gets your blood pumping.

Game Review

Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Sean Aaron

Rage, rage against the dying of the light

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and Ghostfire Games' Rage of the Gladiator makes no bones about paying homage to Nintendo's classic arcade boxer Punch Out!!, using similar mechanics based around recognising enemy attack patterns to...

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User Comments (19)

ghostfire

#1

ghostfire said:

Hey guys,

I'm Ed, the producer for Rage of the Gladiator. Feel free to post any questions and I'd be happy to answer them!

SSBFan_12

#2

SSBFan_12 said:

Hey Ed, I am wondering 2 things one: what engine are you using, if it is your own or if it is someone elses? and two: is there items in the game?

LEGEND_MARIOID

#4

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

I like the look of this game. It may be an insta-download if it has wiimote and nunchuck motion controls

Kenji

#6

Kenji said:

Reminds me of Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors.

chiefeagle02

#8

chiefeagle02 said:

Reminds me of Maken X for the Dreamcast for it's first-person combat experience. It's cool that it doesn't require a MotionPlus as I currently don't have one (yet). Bummer that there's no multiplayer, but I do like that GhostFire is concentrating on making a terrific single-player experience.

ghostfire

#12

ghostfire said:

Sorry for the slow replies, we've been super busy getting the game out the door :)

Answers:

We're using our own engine, and under-the-hood that calls Nintendo's software directly.

There are no items in the game. Instead we give the player abilities/powers. These are gained through a talent tree similar to Diablo or WoW. Some of these talents are superpowers such as the ability to create a pillar of fire, summon a raging tornado, or create a fiery meteor.

Hope that helps!
-Ed

teamdoa

#13

teamdoa said:

This looks pretty good for a wiiware game. Will we get a demo like xboxlive arcade?

jangonov

#14

jangonov said:

I just downloaded Rage of the Gladiator, and I like it so far, but I have a question about the wiimotion plus part of it. I have one, and in RotG it does not seem to do much, in fact, the control is less precise. Is there something I am doing wrong?

Kirk

#16

Kirk said:

Where's the review for this game?

Maybe they're waiting for the UK version of the game I suppose.

@Ghotstfire

Told ya the realtime lighting would look great ;)

nice_shirt

#18

nice_shirt said:

SWEET!!!

Must have for old school gamers who have laid Mr. Tyson down for the count. This game constantly puts a smile on my face. No regrets for downloading this gem and supporting a great product from Gostfire.

rmasoni

#19

rmasoni said:

I just got this game and I must say it's pretty awesome. Good graphics and sound, cool gameplay and a bit of wrist pain :D

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