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Anyone know this arcade game from mid 80s?

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:41 pm
by Oblisky
I remember an arcade game from when I was a kid in a pub on holiday but no idea what it was called. From what I remember you were a centurion character or something like that and you fought other romanesque characters and skeletons. You had a sword and shield and once per level you could waggle the joystick up and down and you got a temporary barrier shield. It was right scrolling. I think if you hit an enemy enough times their armour broke. It would be mid 80s. Thanks for looking :D

Re: Anyone know this arcade game from mid 80s?

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:54 pm
by Shinobi
That sounds like Gladiator or Great something as elite called the Computer versions

Guy in blue armour with a sword and shield deflecting fireballs weapons and killing bats and and what not. You fought equally large bosses starting with a weedy guy, then an Amazon Lady in pink armour, followed by a fat guy with a trident and net. The Skeleton was the last boss and was impossible to beat on the spectrum, as the programmer didn’t think anybody would get that far!

Re: Anyone know this arcade game from mid 80s?

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:01 pm
by Shinobi
You had 3 buttons for high medium and low attacks.. When you took a hit your mask and armour was shed and you could also knock the lady’s armour off. Shaking the stick up and down would conjure a Force field, and your sword broke as they got damaged

Re: Anyone know this arcade game from mid 80s?

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:42 am
by thebear
here's a video of Gladiator - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E34K5RLq8ig

Re: Anyone know this arcade game from mid 80s?

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:38 am
by goldenone
Shinobi wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:54 pm
That sounds like Gladiator or Great something as elite called the Computer versions

Guy in blue armour with a sword and shield deflecting fireballs weapons and killing bats and and what not. You fought equally large bosses starting with a weedy guy, then an Amazon Lady in pink armour, followed by a fat guy with a trident and net. The Skeleton was the last boss and was impossible to beat on the spectrum, as the programmer didn’t think anybody would get that far!
Great Gurianos was the home computer version.

Re: Anyone know this arcade game from mid 80s?

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:30 pm
by Oblisky
Thanks folks. I just watched the youtube clip and its pretty much how I remember it. :D