Hop into the sandals of a gladiator and fight for glory in epic arena battles.

Gladihoppers is a wacky 2d physics gladiator battle simulator where the mix of the 2d physics and regular 2d animation offers a fun and original gameplay quite unlike your average gladiator mobile game. The combat system features two different battle stances for your gladiator, each with their own directional attacks of varying power and speed that allow for more dynamic and interesting battles.

In addition to melee attacks there are also javelins to throw and over 90 items to customize your gladiator with; swords, axes, maces, shields, helmets, armor, pants, gloves and shoes.

Gladihoppers blends retro pixel art 2d sprites with 3d low poly environments to bring you a unique looking style and stunning visuals that provide an immersive gladiator experience.

- Fast-paced melee and ranged combat with hitboxes for each body part
- Career mode featuring various tactics and ways for you to bring your gladiator to glory
- 'Save the Emperor' Arcade game mode for a virtually endless fighting experience
- Quick Fight mode for custom and/or randomized short and fast-paced arena duels, including split screen multiplayer on the same device
- Over 90 pieces of equipment and 16 different character faces from four populations during the era of the ancient Roman Empire: Romans, Gauls, Nubians and Egyptians
- Seven arenas with their own unique look and feel: The Colosseum, Aegyptus, Macedonia, Gallia, Hispania, The Ludus & The Palace

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What’s New

Version 2.1.0

- Career mode upgrade system has been reworked
- Career mode gladiator classes with different equipment
- New 2-handed weapons
- More weapons, shields & armor

Fixes & Tweaks:
- Secret names now give unique items
- Surgeon now fails less often
- Javelins picked up during a fight are saved
- Removed Christmas content

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
298 Ratings

298 Ratings

Weeeeesst ,

Career mode is great

This game is amazing. I would always play bouncy basketballs when I had free time and it would always be so much fun. When I saw that the devs made a new game, I said “I’ll try this”. And try it I did. I started with the career mode and it’s one of the best features in the game. The only complaint I have is after you play career mode for a while, the other modes feel obsolete and lacking in substance, but that is a very small complaint. I’ve heard that the devs put a lot of hard work to get career mode up and all I got to say is it paid off. Keep doing what you’re doing.

GoneTogue ,


I like the game. The fighting I really like and each hit has weight to it. The music is tribal and fits with the style and theme. I really like the combat and besides a few times I’ve never looked back on a time I lost and thought the cpu was being cheap. The only thing I dislike is the career mode. It’s where you choose a character with unique strength and endurance stats (you get to choose only one, but can reveal others that might have better gear and stats with gold coins). After every fight you get three options, one free the other two with gold coins, to upgrade either gear or your two stats. There are three stats that you upgrade once you level up, but they are useful after fights. fight and level him up until death, when he dies you start over again, but you can use gold coins for permanent upgrades. The permanent upgrades never increase damage and leveling up doesn’t either, so unless at the end of the battle get a better weapon or an increase in strength you can’t increase damage. If I’m unlucky with the stuff I get I’ll only be able to increase health and health regen items with money, and I’ll fight people that have 100 less health but double the damage I do so the fights drag on and it just isn’t as fun. To change it I’d add in a third star you can upgrade that increases damage, and make the gear or stat upgrades bigger than increments of one or two.

Developer Response ,

First of all, thank you so much for this review! And regarding your complaints about the Career mode, they're good points and I totally agree. The true random nature of the upgrades can put you in a very good or a very bad situation. I think that for the next update I will (among other things) address this problem and make the upgrades take into account your current stats and be less random. Thanks again, GoneTogue!

Unoobable ,

The game is epic

Ok firstly I would like to thank you for being such an epic game to the App Store. There is nothing I have found that is like it for phones. I do have a few ideas that could possibly improve the game if done right.

My fist idea was special attacks. These attacks would not be based off of upgrades though but rather nationalities, weapons and helmets. For example imagine there was a Scandinavian nationality. If you have a Scandinavian person with a double sided battle axe you could swing it constantly in a circle for 3 seconds. Or if you had a Viking helmet you could go berserk and get a buff for attack speed and reduce the damage of enemy weapons. Another example might be that the romans have higher durability on shields and so on for most iconic traits you might see.

Secondly I would like to have more ranged weapons a long with being able to fight against multiple enemies at once.

Finally I would like to able to hold two weapons at a time.

If you do not choose to add any ideas that is fine this is just based on some thoughts that formed in my head while playing the game for multiple hours.


Dreamon Studios AB
73.1 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


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