Hey! Are you looking for a mid-range foosball table that doesn’t exceed your budget? Or want to add a foosball table that can withstand during heavy play? The Atomic Gladiator is something like that with more additional features and passed the test securing its place in our foosball table reviews list.
I can assure you that you may get more than two birds with one stone having this foosball table. It is rare to find a table as sturdy and stable around $500 whether most of the others in the higher price ranges. But the Gladiator can withstand for long last, provide robust gaming experiences. You will also find one of the coolest playing surfaces that the Gladiator inherits. So, it remains a step above around $500 price range.
You may find it as a perfect addition for the home, for the bar or pub and even in the workplace as well. You can flash yourself as a sole of foosball lover by adding this Gladiator into your game area.
Atomic Gladiator Foosball Table Review
OK! no more intro. I would like to tell you, please read our full review on Atomic Gladiator Foosball Table before picking it for real fun and of course, it will help you to solidify your decision.
Let’s break the boundary which additional features the Gladiator has.
When one thinks to purchase a foosball table, the first aspect pop pups in his/her mind is about durability. If a table lacks durability, you can’t enjoy a long last gaming experience. But the Gladiator doesn’t make you upset in this term. It has a heavy and solid MDF wood construction and you’ll hardly find any movement during aggressive games. In addition, the table weighs around 170 pounds which also ensures more durability.
The Atomic Gladiator provides a well-leveled playing and it has some minor dead zones. The playfield is made of 1/2″ MDF resists warping material. You can enjoy a smooth and fair play on it. It also comes with 3.5 inches leg-levelers and you can adjust your table with these levelers to make it stable during a serious and fast-paced game.
The outlook is very important to catch the eye. The foosball table parts have the ability to convince you. The entire fashion of the foosball table is pretty different and more acceptable. There is a good color contrast with the playing surface and the foosball men. It seems to me that the developers of the table released it as a smaller version of the real soccer field and players. You will find realistic playfield and visual design.
Rods and Handles
The solid steel construction of the rods is a common feature you will find in mid-level tables. The rods of this table are not fast as hollow rods but the nylon bushings help them to move smoothly and also they are sustainable for fast-paced gameplay. Moreover, octagonal wooden handles ensure more control in the game.
Ball Return Feature
The Gladiator is outfitted with built-in internal ball return and ball entry. So, you will find an easy and quick ball retrieval due to side ball returns. Moreover, if you love to take a few drinks while playing or during a half time break, I bet you will also prefer the integrated cup holders.
The table doesn’t come with counterbalanced men which is a feature that many intermediate players love to have it in their foosball tables. I haven’t noticed much of in this price range that belong to this feature. Due to lack of this criteria, its gameplay fails to reach the tournament level. But the foosball players are handcrafted and appeared in traditional style.
There are clear assembly instructions. It takes 2 to 3 hours if you alone try to put it together. But it will consume less time if you take assistance from others. It comes with 90 days manufacturer warranty.
Who Should Purchase?
The Atomic Gladiator is a good option for all ages players who seek endless hours of gaming and are not worried about not having counterbalanced players. But if you want counterbalanced players for more fun, you can judge Carrom Signature in this price range which comes with counterbalanced players and also 1-year warranty.
Specifications At A Glance
- Dimensions: 58.5 x 33.3 x 14.8 inches
- Weight: 170 pounds
- Rods and Handles: Solid steel rods with octagonal solid wood handles
- Counterbalanced Players: No
- Ball Return: Internal ball return and ball entry
- Features: Integrated 4 cup holders, abacus scoring, 4 balls
- Suitable for All Ages Players
- Realistic Design
- Convenient Ball Retrieval
- Sturdy and Quality Build
- Easy Assembly
- Counterbalanced Players but The Traditional Players have The Aesthetical Look and They Don’t Affect The Game Anyhow
- Limited Warranty of 90-Days.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. What are the benefits of counterbalanced players?
– You can set the counterbalanced horizontally and it will help you to avoid hitting your own players.
Q. Can I replace the existing players with counterbalanced players?
– Yes, you can. But you can also enjoy a competitive game with existing players. You just need to pay more attention while making a shot. Try to keep the front line players horizontal when you try to shoot from the back.
Q. Would this table suit 6-9 years olds regarding height?
– Yes, it would be fine and you can adjust the height of the table with the adjustable levelers.
Q. Does it come with a cover?
– It doesn’t come with a cover. If you need, you can purchase it separately.
According to my personal experience, I would like to recommend you to add this in your game room. One of my friends purchased it and we had immense fun with our buddies. So, it is a great choice in this price range and makes it an economical purchase.