Tilt is contender versus Gladiator in the ultimate battle of tug-of-war taking place above the water. Contender and Gladiator are each situated on platforms that tilt as body weight is displaced. On "go" the contender's tilt is at a more advantageous angle that they must secure if they hope to succeed and pull the Gladiator off. The Gladiator is trying to tilt the platforms back to their advantage in order to defeat the contender. Whoever lands in the water first loses.