(Yeah, yeah another story about a big fight. Shut up and let's fight!)
No, this has nothing to do with hippos. Time for a quick history lesson, a hippodrome was a large building for entertainment during the days of the Roman Empire. It usually housed such stuff as gladiator battles. This game takes that idea and gives you a chance to put your lowly human up against all forms of nasty creatures!
(She is as dangerous as she is repulsive.)
While the moves are limited, the creatures you fight are not. Each one is different and much to your disadvantage, they are all bigger and tougher than you. Like a human could beat a gargoyle or a gorgon, give me a break. But, life is not fair and neither is this game. You must venture forth and battle and that is what this game is all about!
(Disney lied, they told me that gargoyles are friendly. Ouch!)
You can tell alot of time went into this game as it is more than your typical fighting game. First off, each opponent has different moves and different strengths and weaknesses. The lizard man for instance has the shield that is good at blocking. The gargoyle has ranged weapons and can fly. You need to learn how to fight each one as the same strategy will not work on all the contestants.
(That is one mad lizard man. Is there anyone my size to fight?)
But you do have one advantage, you can buy different weapons! After you beat a foe, you get some money that you can use at the store for different weapons and power-ups and more. Make sure to buy different weapons as you will need them. An axe may be nice against the lizard man, but not against the gargoyle as the weapons work at different speeds and ranges.
This is just one of those games that will have you coming back for more and more. You will want to be able to defeat all the opponents and it is quite a challenge. Once you download this, be prepared to waste alot of time.
This is just a review of the arcade machine. If you are looking for the actual arcade machine, you may want to check out ebay. Click below to see if you can find this game.