Viva Caligula

By: Derek Yu

On: October 2nd, 2007

Viva Caligula

Adult Swim’s latest Flash joint, Viva Caligula, puts you in the leathery shoes of everyone’s favorite crazy Roman Emperor. Charged with the task of killing all of Rome’s citizens, you’ll run amok through the streets, gardens, and catacombs of “The Eternal City,” smiting everyone who crosses your path. Along the way you’ll collect 26 different weapons with which to massacre your opponents.

The fun of this game really comes from the variety of the weapons that are available to you. You’ll get to wield everything from knives and axes and crossbows, to more exotic treats, like beehives and necromancy! And entering Rampage Mode increases the destructive power of your arms. This is achieved by killing, collecting trophies, or – no joke – screaming into a microphone.

Once you’ve collected all 26 weapons, you’ll be invited to the Palace for some good ol’ fashioned hedonism. But given the number of weapons and the size of Rome, this could take you a while.

Conclusion: fun time-waster, great artwork (natch). Would make an awesome cartoon!

  • Paulie Mindless

    Fantastic!

  • Gr.Viper

    Rome is corrupt! Kill everyone to save Rome!

    Reminds me of first Postal for some reason…

  • Anon

    Terrible. Collision detection doesn’t work, You can’t hurt people, they can’t hurt you. Fails to actually receive weapons after walking over them. All in all, utter shit.

  • mots

    worked fine for me… good number of weapon, cool time waster and the orgy’s just great

  • Derek

    I love it when people call a game terrible because it doesn’t work on their computer!

  • Skyleak

    I forget what website, but there was a review on a Track Mainia game that got a 0. That’s right a complete flat out zero. I believe that the StarForce protection jacked their testing computer and internally removed both optical drives making the game unplayable.

    This game on the other hand worked great, I had fun setting people on fire then holding “Z” so they fought each other; while at the same time set one another on fire.

    I did recievw some strange looks from room mates. Probably because I was screaming barbarian war-crys into my mic raising my rage meter.

  • http://josephkingworks.blogspot.com Joseph

    I think I would like this game better if I owned a microphone. Of course the artwork is great but the gameplay was a bit shallow and repetitive…

  • Maji

    Anon: learn to upgrade your flash3s!

  • Twistedrabbit

    I feeel like Adult Swim has been coming out with some really kick ares flash games. Im so proud of them.

  • http://josephkingworks.blogspot.com Joseph

    Ok disregard my previous assessment. Flaming skeleton army changed my mind.

  • Anon

    My flash is as up to date as adobe will allow.

  • http://josephkingworks.blogspot.com Joseph

    Possessed rats + roman soldiers + flaming skeletons + beehive = best thing ever!

  • Skyleak

    Oh I didn’t get the beehive yet!

  • Pragma

    Man, what an awesome game. I wonder if this guy is related to Kratos?

    And microphone option… if one ever needed an excuse to yell “this is Sparta” over and over again, this is it.

  • Jacob

    When did Adult Swim stop intelligently challenging then-prevailing stereotypes about cartoons and their validity and start being more about creating shock value through over-violence and vulgarity without point?

    Score yet another point for the marketing department I guess, siiiiiigh.

  • ugh

    to Jacob,
    When adult swim couldn’t be funny anymore

  • corey

    this game is fun but not as good as bible fight

  • carlos

    where is U?

  • carlos

    found it