Gladius X is the ultimate arcade game for iOS! Lead your gladiator to the victory, use power-ups to improve, customize your character with skins and share on Game Center.

⊱ Winner of the WWDC17 Scholarship by Apple
Gladius X is the ultimate retro arcade game for iOS! Play with a Roman Gladiator and lead him to the victory in battle, use power-ups* to improve your performance and share your score on the global platform Game Center.

Gladius X offers a wide variety of features, including:
⊱ Fantastic graphics: Gladius X features a custom 8-bit pixel art graphics system, with a performance capable of delivering the best experience. The player and enemy sprites are fully animated, from the movements to their destruction, to give the best user experience ever.
⊱ AI-controlled enemies: Gladius X features a fully automated AI that controls actions and movements of the enemies onscreen, making them spawn at a growing rate and act without any user input.
⊱ Great sounds: the game experienced is enriched with a retro 8-bit background music and 8-bit sound effects, which provide an even more immersive experience.
⊱ Intuitive commands: use the on-screen button and swipes to interact with your gladiator and lead him to the victory!
⊱ Custom store: Improve your character's performance in battle with a curated list of power ups and skins, available in the app's store.
⊱ Skin types: Customize your battles with skin types, each equipped with different stats and animations
⊱ Levels: Smash enemies and rank up to unlock rewards and new skins to use in battle!

*Power ups are available to purchase either with virtual currency or as in-app purchases.

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

The biggest update to Gladius X is finally here! It has lots of new and exciting features such as;
⊱ Introducing Player Levels: finally the player will be rewarded with XP which will bring him to different levels; by levelling up the player will unlock in-game rewards and objects
⊱ Introducing Enemy Types: from now on an algorithm will spawn different types of enemies during game sessions, each one with different characteristics: classic enemies will have basic properties while Golden enemies will be better than regular ones and...will reward you greatly.
⊱ Introducing Gems: now alongside coins you can earn gems which can be used to get in-game objects that will change the way you fight and play
⊱ Introducing Player Skins: by levelling up the player will unlock different animated player skins that can be bought using gems; each skin will have different stats that change the way you fight in battle
⊱ Introducing Stats: each skin will have three different statistics (Attack, Defense and Stamina) that will influence every aspect of battles, from the amount of attacks needed to defeat an enemy to the HP recovered at every successful hit
⊱ New Settings menu: now you will be able to access game info and report issues from the new Settings menu, accessible from the home screen
⊱ The game is now free
⊱ New Mute option to remove sound from the game
⊱ New higher-definition images and logos
⊱ Modified Game Center icon
⊱ Various bug fixes and performance improvements

⊱ If you like the game, please rate it five stars on the Store!

App Privacy

The developer, Alessandro Sassi, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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