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What else can I say, except that this is one of my all-time favourite games. Pretty good, especially for something that took Atari a couple of tries before they could get it right.
Inspired by an Atari 800 game called Dandy (no relation to the comic), Gauntlet's immortal creator, Ed Logg, made use of the coin-op's power to fashion a game that was as talkative as it was deep. A constant (and ultimately irritating) narration followed the players around the dank maze, warning gamers about all manner of on-screen events. The voice of Gauntlet is remembered every bit as much as the awesome gameplay, and proved the importance of atmospheric effects when crafting a truly classic game.
Gauntlet stands out for its engaging multiplayer action, huge number of mazes, memorable characters, balanced gameplay, fun voice effects and advanced graphics. It helped reinvigorate the relatively docile gaming scene of the mid-'80s.