& Reviewed by Neil Collins
The Last Gladiator is a fighting game by EA. It
looks and plays pretty poorly with the graphics being
monochrome and badly drawn - but I found it fun to
You play the part of a
gladiator who has to fight various creatures in an
arena. You can pick up various weapons which range from
hand held weapons such as a sword, to throwing weapons
such as a spear. The enemies are pretty varied too -
from winged beasts to giant spiders and snakes. The
battles are usually pretty quick and depend on how you
get your first strike in. You need to work quickly as
later on the enemies keep coming at you, so you need to
kill your opponents as soon as you can otherwise you
will be attacked from all sides.
game is by no means a classic but it's a good little
beat-em-up to play for an hour or so.
It's almost the
Victory! The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
It's not very hard to beat. I just fought until I'd
beaten all the levels.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
If you beat the hardest skill level, you have to beat
the end of level gladiator. Once you have hacked him to
death, your gladiator runs into the centre of the screen
and leaps in the air in celebration. The game then keeps
looping back to the hardest skill level.