"There are a handful of swipey fighting games for Android, making the style prevalent enough to practically be a genre unto itself. Since these generally involve one-enemy-at-a-time combat (Whether it makes sense or not. I’m looking at you Arkham City: Lockdown), the gladiatorial theme is a fitting option, and has been used to good effect in games like Blood and Glory. Originally released for Wii, Rage of the Gladiator promises to stick out from the rest with Punch Out-like gameplay and console-quality content. It fulfills this promise to a point, but the demons that so typically befoul freemium titles rear their ugly heads once again and cramp this game’s otherwise excellent style."