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Coliseum (ZX Spectrum)

Coliseum ZX Spectrum This is displayed as the game loads. A helpful countdown is displayed to show that progress is being made

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Description

Benurio, a merchant's son, has fallen foul of the wicked Nerio, chief of the Emperor's Praetorian Guard. Both men are trying to win the affection of the beautiful Calia - but the unscrupulous Nerio has denounced Benurio and forced him to race in the Circus Maximus. However, chariot racing is a rough business and the other participants will try to kill you before the end of the race...

You must complete four hazardous races in each of which you'll have to complete four laps, avoiding the obstacles and fighting off your opponents. They will carry weapons of increasing deadliness with which they'll try to reduce your energy, these could be hatchets (the basic weapon), but also swords, mallets, tridents, nets or lances. You can obtain anyone of them when beating its carrier.

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Coliseum ZX Spectrum The course is littered with obstacles that are best avoided
Coliseum ZX Spectrum The main game menu. This alternates with the game credits screen.
Coliseum ZX Spectrum My turn to run an opponent into an obstacle. Shame they had the same weapon, a battle axe, so no advantage gained
Coliseum ZX Spectrum At the start of each round the current level & remaining lives are displayed. There are five lives here because its the start of the level

Alternate Titles

  • "Colosseum" -- UK Title

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  • Retrocompo 2007 (A 3D remake of Coliseum for Windows was one of the entries.)
Kohler 86 (7272) added Coliseum (ZX Spectrum) on Nov 18, 2005
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