Conclusion: This game is a steal; we were shocked to see such a great price point on a title that really does give Punch-Out!! a run for its money. The difficulty is truly unforgiving, so it's not for everyone, but by this point, Punch-Out!! fans know what they're in for. So, download away.
Conclusion: If you liked Punch-Out!!, Rage of the Gladiator will be your favorite WiiWare purchase... ever. If you've never tried Punch-Out!!, this is a solid, low-cost alternative with personality, and a great way to test your reaction time.
Excerpt: Imagine you are the prince of a distant land, whose mother and father have both died, and now, for some reason, you are fighting in a Roman-style coliseum against one of the most widely diverse pantheons of poorly rendered bosses to date.
Summary: When Rage of the Gladiator was revealed several months ago, a unanimous reaction sprang from nearly every gamer: it’s Punch-Out!! in the age of gladiators! Truth be told, there is no better way to describe Rage of the Gladiator . Much like Punch-Out!!
Conclusion: Concept: Replace boxing gloves with swords and sorcery
Graphics: Impressive for a downloadable WiiWare game
Sound: Enemies repeat the same generic threatening phrases over and over
Playability: The Wii MotionPlus controls can’t top the classic NES-style sideways remote option
Summary: Rage of the Gladiator remains one of WiiWare's undisputed highlights, and we've been pleasantly surprised to discover that the game is even more alluring in portable form. The pick-up-and-play mentality of the title is better suited to the 3DS, and while it's a shame that the immersive motion...