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Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 2.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 2.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 2.2
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 2.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.4
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Overall User Score (10 votes) 2.2

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75 (Jan, 2011)
Playing and enjoying American Gladiators is like getting lost in the plot of a really bad Arnold Schwarzenegger film. You know you shouldn’t be succumbing to the stupidity oozing out of your television screen, but every passing second compels you to play/watch more. Before you know it, your shirt is in tatters on the floor, you’re sweating and panting heavily, and Warrant is blasting out of nowhere in the background. You roar in a triumphant stupor. You are an American Gladiator.
American Gladiators is definitely one of Gametek's best titles for the NES. For fans of the original series, and even those of you who only have watched the newer version, if you're into retro gaming this is one I suggest you try at least once, especially with a friend. It's one of those games that, though not perfect, is still just plain fun and a good game to waste some time with.
American Gladiators is about as lame as the TV show it's based upon. Some of the challenges feel as though the control scheme wasn't thought out too well. Some are kind of fun, but overall it's not a great gaming experience.
NES Center (2001)
American Gladiators ist zusammenfassend mal wieder eine typische TV-Serien-Versoftung von GameTek, die sowohl in Sachen Präsentation als auch Gameplay-technisch lieblos und öde daherkommt. Anstatt aus der kultigen Vorlage und dem vorhandenen Potential ein gutes Spiel zu machen, verwurstelt GameTek das ganze lieber in einer mühsam steuerbaren und abwechslungsarmen Minispielsammlung. Schade drum. Spart euch das Geld und zieht euch lieber die neuen Folgen rein.
The worst part of the experience is that events must be successfully completed to move on, versus a point structure. If you lose all your lives, the game will end, most likely before completing all five events (which cycle to more difficult versions), let alone reaching The Eliminator event, another button masher. While a password system exists, very few will want to use it to play through the same frustrating games over and over again.
10 (Feb, 2006)
Habe ich in einigen meiner anderen Reviews schon erwähnt, dass man es damals einfach drauf hatte gute Lizenztitel zu programmieren, so beweist dieses Machwerk grandios das Gegenteil. Oder um es mathematisch auszudrücken: was ergibt "schlechte Steuerung + schlampige Programmierung + nerviger Sound - nette Grafik"? An der Antwort werden entweder noch viele Spielehistoriker Jahrzehnte lang forschen müssen, oder man schaut sich einfach dieses Spiel an. Dies ist übrigens keines der schlechten Spiele, die so schlecht sind, dass sie schon wieder gut sind, sondern dieses Spiel ist einfach NUR schlecht!