A Gauntlet like title with better graphics and more monsters
Gladiator is a top down action game, much in the style of Gauntlet however, where the later was very poor graphically and not too diverse, this one comes with a lot more diversity, both in the scenery, reminiscent of Zelda like games, as well as in the monsters you will encounter. So, you play this gladiator type, but a more meaty background story is not included. However, what you need to know is that you will have to traverse the land, looking to stay alive for as long as possible. You do that by destroying all the monsters in your way, and by making sure you look in every nook and cranny, because you might find a better weapon or some armor bit that will offer you more protection than the one you already own. The game has a few RPG elements too; you can choose which class you belong too; you have a warrior, which is a melee artist, a long range player. It's a straightforward, top down action game from there on, and a great one, for all intents and purposes. Play it along with Gladiator 2357, which is somewhat similar, though graphically much more modern and advanced (3D graphics, a lot more weapons and enemies too).