In case you haven’t heard, NBC has come up with a concept that allows fans of American Gladiators to square off for a chance to win an official autographed Joust Stick and other top prizes. Using an interactive social gaming application on Facebook, users can exchange blows with gladiators, their friends and the entire Facebook community.
“This innovative game offers viewers the chance to enhance their gladiator experience by indulging in a full-spectrum fantasy competition that will challenge their minds but fortunately, leave them relatively unbruised,” NBC chief John Miller said in a statement.
“We see this as a tremendous opportunity to engage fans of our shows in the environments where they are spending time, while also raising the profile of the series even further by tapping into the viral nature of social networks,” he added.
Aimed to deliver a highly engaging personalized experience, the official American Gladiators challenge allows players to compete as many times as they want in any of the three Gladiator challenges and then challenge their friends on Facebook to top their time and earn points. The interactive application also consists of a personalized dashboard of all gaming activity including scores, status, challenges and a real-time leader board. Moreover, the application features a record of all pending and past challenges including links to detailed results pages where users can “talk smack” as well as a badge that displays on their profile showing off present scores and ranks.
But for those who would rather enjoy the action on TV, you can catch American Gladiators every Monday at 8/7c on NBC. Currently on its second season, the NBC remake of the sports game show which ran from 1989 to 1996 matches athletes against each other and the show’s own gladiators in contests of strength, agility, and endurance. Iconic wrestler Hulk Hogan (Hogan Knows Best) and renowned female boxer Laila Ali (Dancing with the Stars) appear as hosts.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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