User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari ST release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Overall User Score (5 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Following the disappointing conversion of Gauntlet, the sequel is something of a miracle. If you're fan of the coin-op, buy the game and the joystick adaptor, get some friends round and play US Gold's best ST product to date.
Zero (Feb, 1990)
Superb gameplay, a lasting challenge... it all adds up to a classic package. Gauntlet II is worth a brown crispy one from anybody's wallet. [Budget re-release]
This four player stuff really got even the hard to please C+VG ad department clustered round that monitor. This is possibly the most fun we've had in the office since the waterpistols came in for FAX, and that's saying something!
Atari ST User (Sep, 1988)
The graphics and sound are excellent - but of course they always were. Scrolling is very noticeably improved, but could still be bettered I'm sure. The new multiple-player facility is all very well, but for all but members of computer clubs is of little use. For my money this is all a bit too much like the original. As a game though, excellent nonetheless.
ST Action (Aug, 1988)
Gauntlet II is billed as, "The most authentic simulation yet from an arcade machine", and I fully agree with that statement; Gauntlet II is simply brilliant! A four-player option is available if a separate interface is purchased, but not having this item I played a two player game with SM. Together we managed to conquer many of the deeper dungeons, having to stop only because time governed. I wholly recommend the two-player option to you; not only can more territory be covered, but the expressions and noises your playing-partner makes can be hilarious. Gauntlet II is undoubtedly the best arcade conversion ever, get it!
ST Format (Sep, 1993)
Simultaneous multi-player action for you and up to three pals in this excellent arcade journey through a monster-filled labyrinth. Eight-way scrolling in overhead perspective and gut-tensioning speech and sound samples add up to a game-playing treat you just can't put down. A virtually perfect coin-op conversion. [Budget re-release]
It's much more enjoyable to play than its predecessor and with the four-player option there's an added amount of fun. The most comprehensive of the many versions of Gauntlet, even if it is a little late getting to the shelves.
Power Play (Jul, 1988)
Einziger Schnitzer der ST-Version: das Spiel zeigt keine High-Score-Liste. Wer aber ein echter „Gauntlet“-Fan ist, sollte sich jetzt schon in die Warteschlange vor seinem Software-Shop einreihen.