According to a developer, the game's weapons were going to be "hugely extravagant" -- rocket launchers, miniguns, Schwarzenegger's biceps -- when word came from Schwarzenegger's lawyers that they didn't want him wielding any firearms or even being too muscular. The lawyers essentially contacted the developers and said: "You know that furious pile of beef, famous for exploding people's skulls? Yeah, could you cut about 1,000 percent of his muscle mass and replace the skull explosions with, say, gentle tickling?"
So while the movie is an over-the-top spoof of the action genre that features dozens of dudes getting shot, impaled, or exploded, then shot, impaled, and exploded, the game features an average-sized guy lackadaisically punching his way to tepid victory.
Is that Full House-era Bob Saget?
And we're lucky we even got that: it reportedly took "a long time" for the developers to determine if it was OK for Schwarzenegger to even throw a punch, which makes us wonder if there's a beta version where he defeats his enemies by talking through their differences and turning them into friends.
The energy bar is how much strength you have left to hug it out.