Gauntlet: Legends (Dreamcast)

Critic Score
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User Score
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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.6
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.9
Overall User Score (20 votes) 3.1

Critic Reviews

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Game Vortex
If you want a rock-solid multi-player game that will keep you and your friends entertained from here to eternity, or you want to relive the glory days of gaming, or you just want to vent your frustration on a neverending stream of bad guys, Gauntlet Legends is the game for you. The Dreamcast version, with its gorgeous graphics and arcade style, is as close to gaming perfection as the genre's ever gotten. Even with the quirks of the camera, you absolutely can't go wrong with this title.
The Video Game Critic
Gauntlet Legends is a must-have for fans of multiplayer games. My friend George and I once played this one for seven hours straight, and probably would have continued if it wasn't 3AM.
Game Chronicles
Gauntlet Legends is pure arcade gaming at its very best. Even though many will condemn this title as a mindless shooter, there is just something about this series that is pure "fun". Perhaps it is the fact that almost anyone can pick up the controller and start having a blast with no steep learning curve. The game itself promotes multiplayer action and teamwork in a party-like atmosphere.
Fast, furious, and all together entertaining, Gauntlet Legends is one of the best mindless action quests to come along in a quite some time. For those of you in search of power, fortune, and challenge (it gets absolutely insane on the hardest difficulty setting) GL can't (and won't) steer you wrong.
Gaming Age
Gauntlet fans will love Gauntlet Legends on the DC. The port is faithful down to the booming announcer that reminds you to avoid dangerous objects. Everything looks and sounds great, plus the mutiplayer experience can't be touched.
Gamer's Pulse
It looks like Gauntlet Legends does a wonderful job of recreating the arcade game, but like most arcade ports it lacks some replay value. It is a great game to play, but it feels too arcade-ish to justify a purchase. However, I highly recommend it as a rental; that way you can beat the game and get your fill of the simple gameplay, then return it. If you are a hardcore Gauntlet series fan or want it as a party game, then I say go buy the game. Adding more players greatly magnifies the fun factor. The game is also glitch-free, but then again almost all console games are glitch-free. If you haven’t done so, head down to Blockbuster or Hollywood Videos to try this game out. Heck, you might even like it enough to buy the game.
Planet Dreamcast
Gauntlet Legends is a wonderful game for fans of the original and newbies alike. This game is so packed full of gorgeous levels and medieval fighting that it's a joy for one player, and the fact that four characters can play together just solidifies its status as a classic reborn. Simplistic graphics aside, the action is exciting enough to draw you in and keep you there.
Jeder, der gerne mit Freunden zusammen spielt, sollte sich Gauntlet Legends nicht entgehen lassen, für alte Gauntlet Veteranen ist es sowieso ein Muss!
Gauntlet Legends ist definitiv KULT! Das fängt schon bei der Technik an. Garfisch wie soundtechnisch sicherlich nicht ganz astrein, aber durch wilde Aktionen und obskure Geräusche sehr unterhaltsam. Einige stört vielleicht der geringe Tiefgang, der aber durch die Masse an unterschiedlichen Waffen, Charakteren und Feinden eigentlich ganz gut kaschiert wird. So ist es alleine schon ganz witzig, doch im 4er Coop-Modus steigt das Spiel echt zu Höchstformen auf. Wenn alle sich um das Gold streiten, ein Zauberer einen Zwerg für einen Team-Move benutzt und mein Held beim nahenden Tot von einer dunklen Stimme gesagt bekommt „Blauer Ritter tut sich an zu sterben“ gibt’s echt kein Halten mehr! Absoluter Geheimtipp!
Game Critics
With all that said, despite needing to appeal to two groups of audiences, Legends is still able to stand on its own. Coin-ops need to be easily approachable and need to produce an immediate satisfaction while home games need to have lengthy play-life with a long-term sense of growth and development. Legends manages to be a good (but not great) example of both of these styles of gameplay and have melded them successfully into a neat hybrid. Legends not only reminded me of my coin-op-filled youth growing up in Jackson Heights, but also serves as a very pleasant surprise in the present.
Gaming Target
Midway gives us the already great arcade game only slightly enhanced. But hey, who's complaining? Not me.
Sur DC, vous pouvez expérimenter un beat'em all singulier, où le matraquage systématique n'est pas une fin en soi. Dans une ambiance heroic fantasy, vous pouvez incarner jusqu'à 8 classes de personnages ayant chacun leurs pouvoirs spécifiques.
Cuando vi que salía a la venta una nueva versión del Gauntlet me ilusioné bastante, el original me traia muy gratos recuerdos de horas de juego con mis amigos; pero las malas críticas de la prensa me alejaron de el. Afotunadamente decidí alquilarlo, y luego adquirirlo; Gauntlet Legends no es el juego que revolucionará tu colección, no te impresionará con su tecnología, pero se ganará tu corazón a pulso. Su desarrollo sencillo y tremendamente adictivo, potenciado por la posibilidad de jugar hasta cuatro personas sin tener que partir la pantalla, hacen de él, el juego perfecto para compartir muchas tardes con tus amistades. Una compra segura si buscas un juego sencillo y sin complicaciones, especialmente si te gustan los beat'em up, pero poco recomendable para los que busquen algo más complejo que encender la consola y empezar a machacar cabezas.
All Game Guide
Gauntlet Legends was a game that was all right in the arcade, and in console form it still maintains that aura of faint praise. Players that were huge fans of the arcade game will certainly find this one entertaining, and everyone else might give this one a try as a rental, so long as they have three friends to share the experience with.
This is one of those games that will only really appeal to those gamers who liked the original. Its a great game, but will never be hailed as a classic like its predecessor was.
Mega Fun
Die beiden Versionen von Gauntlet Legends könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein. Während der Dreamcast mit klarer, hochauflösender Grafik überzeugt, muss die PlayStation-Variante schwere technische Abzüge hinnehmen. Besonders wenn viele Monster auf dem Bildschirm sind, stößt der 32-Bitter an seine Grenzen. Vielleicht war das der Hauptgrund, warum man bei der PlayStation auf den für Gauntlet eigentlich elementaren Vierspieler-Modus verzichtete.
Au final, Gauntlet doit se retourner dans sa tombe en pensant que son indigne successeur ait pu faire dans la série un épisode aussi désespérément plat.
Gauntlet Legends, the remake of Atari's classic dungeon adventure, wasn't a particularly thrilling arcade game, and the Dreamcast port isn't any better. Plagued by tiring, boring gameplay and mediocre graphics and sound, Gauntlet Legends hardly does the Dreamcast or the original game justice.
Power Unlimited
Een RPG zonder echte RPG elementen is geen RPG in mijn ogen. Veel soeps is het sowieso niet.