LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
Rage of the Gladiator
The people's champion
By Jon Mundy 27 November 2012
Rage of the Gladiator | Developer:
Gamelion Studios | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Action, Conversion | Players:
1 | Version:
Whoever decided to frame Glacius for the death of his father and throw him into a fight-to-the-death tournament clearly hadn't seen Ridley Scott's Gladiator.
If they had, they would have known that in such circumstances a bad-ass soldier with a chip on his shoulder is bound to come back to bite you.
Or stab you with a sword, as the case may be.
That's the premise of Rage of the Gladiator, a brilliant new first-person scrapper from Gamelion.
Well, we say new, but it's actually been ported over from the Nintendo Wii console. Like World of Goo and LostWinds before it, though, the synergy between the Wii's motion controls and the iPad's large touchscreen makes for a relatively seamless conversion.
A slick first-person hack-and-slasher that really benefits from some colourful and imaginative enemy design