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The Games Machine (UK)
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.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
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
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.
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!
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
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.
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