As in the real show, the player use their strength and stamina in order to confront their opponents and the American Gladiators. Players must navigate through the Assault, Powerball, Human Cannonball, The Wall, and Joust over a course of four increasingly difficult skill levels. If you succeed against all difficulty levels (and odds), you will face the Eliminator. When you defeat the Eliminator, you have achieved the ultimate victory (at least in American Gladiators).