Title Global Gladiators Game Type Platform Publisher Virgin Players 1 or 2 Compatibility All HD Installable No Submission Chris Vella firstname.lastname@example.org Profiled Reviewer Review This multi-directional scrolling platformer is one of the very best that the Amiga has to offer. You can control one of two boy characters, who, armed with goo guns, must blast away all the enemies while collecting the letter M. You can run and jump from platform to platform collecting the letters and once you've found the specified number of them you can then make your way to the exit if you can find it. A nice variety of enemies will try to stop you by shooting their own goo at you. You can also get killed by falling into the water or open pits. Many platforms dissappear after walking on them so you must not stand in one spot too long. You are armed with a goo gun and there are no other weapons or power ups to collect. You might think this is a bad thing but I felt that it really didn't matter whether you can power your weapon up or not. Some enemies have to be blasted a number of times to be killed but you can try to avoid them if you want. You will have to collect the letters however, because the exit won't open unless you have the required amount. The graphics are excellent and the sound is good. The game plays well and collision detection seems right on. There is some pinpoint jumping required to be able to get to some of the levels and there is sometimes that leap of faith feature that sometimes affect these types of games. You can view lower platforms by crouching down but sometimes you will have to take the leap of faith. This minor bad point aside the game still plays very well. Each level varies nicely with excellent graphics on each one and each one has you collecting more letters then the previous one. There is also a bonus game at the end of every level that has you playing a "put the trash in the right garbage can" game. This is fun for a while but really doesn't add to the game. In conclusion, This is another great platform game that I really enjoy playing. It has excellent graphics and great gameplay. All the levels vary nicely and the level designs are very good. I have heard that the Amiga version is cut down in some ways from console versions but I have never seen the console versions so I can't comment. I can only say that they must have been pretty damn good versions. The Amiga version is fine and anyone who likes platform games will love this game. I feel it's definitly one of the best platformers on the Amiga. Do yourself a favor and add this great game to your software collection.