Thursday, July 2, 2009

NES Review #9: American Gladiators

With Independence Day coming up, I figured it would be a good time to choose an NES game with an American theme to it. And really, what is more American than roided up gym rats beating each other with sticks?

American Gladiators was a popular show back in the 80's and early 90's, and enjoyed a comeback a few years ago, with Hulk Hogan at the helm.

The NES version of the game was not generally well-received as it differed greatly from the real-life version of things.

The NES version included seven games, all of which are shown from your characters point of view.

The first six events are team events, which included Assault, Human Cannonball, Atlasphere, Joust, Powerball and The Wall.

The game included ten characters, five female and five male. Just like in the TV show, they were given names like Ice, Lace, Blaze, Gemini and the like.

While the actual show was fun to watch, the game didn't really live up to expectations.

It's kind of like the Arena Football League game that came out for the newer systems in the past couple years. While the event is fun to watch, it's not as fun to play, at least in video game form.

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