Revenge of the 'Gator not only works because it's a charming game with incredible graphics, but also because the ball physics are fast and somewhat accurate. The action moves quickly and smooth, something that isn't always the case with Game Boy titles. There aren't a lot of cheap deaths and even with only one table, there's still a lot of replay value tucked away inside Revenge of the 'Gator.
On top of the stellar pinball table, Revenge of the 'Gator also offers an exciting two-player mode. Match Play has players batting a ball back and forth; the winner is the person that can get it past the other player's flippers the most times. Items are scattered throughout the table, making the mode even more competitive. This is a fun diversion and the kind of mode you don't see in video pinball games.
Revenge of the 'Gator is HAL Laboratory at its best, offering charming characters and exciting action. The gameplay is strong and the game moves faster than most 8-bit pinball games. With so many hidden rooms, bonus rounds and big point prizes, Revenge of the 'Gator is a real accomplishment on a system not known for amazing pinball games.