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Description

Gauntlet II is very similar to its predecessor. Up to four players (a wizard, a warrior, an elf, and a valkyrie) make their way through various mazes, collect treasures and magic potions, and fend off assorted creatures and ghosts.

Screenshots

Gauntlet II Atari ST Plenty of ghosts here...
Gauntlet II Amiga Watch out for force fields
Gauntlet II Atari ST Be careful of the force fields!
Gauntlet II ZX Spectrum An intersection of many doors

Alternate Titles

  • "圣铠传说II" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Disappointing sequel to the traditional 'coin-op' NES The_Ferryman (14)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga May, 1989 820 out of 1000 82
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 81 out of 100 81
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 8 out of 10 80
neXGam NES 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Play Time Game Boy May, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Amiga User International Amiga Feb, 1989 29 out of 40 72
Power Play Arcade 1987 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot PlayStation 3 May 04, 2007 6.1 out of 10 61
Nintendo Power Magazine Game Boy May, 1991 3 out of 5 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Oct, 1990 6.6 out of 12 55

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
MG wouldn't take my documentation of the hexedit.. 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (45530)
Feb 02, 2015
Best of the series? 6 AaronGamer (42)
Jun 11, 2011
Pending correction 3 Indra is stressed (19961)
May 06, 2011

Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Gauntlet II appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Cuntlet 2

A hex-edited, X-rated copy of the MS-DOS version of this game circulated underground under the name Cuntlet 2. As well as an explicit title screen (liberating the the valkyrie of her constrictive loincloth), enemy sprites were changed (to predictably "hilarious" things like bums, dildos, and of course the Death Penis) and "IT" (the communicable monster-attractor) was tastefully renamed "AIDS." Instead of leaving behind a key ring upon character death, instead in your wake is left a wet puddle on the sheets.

Finally, the pedestrian Barbarian, Elf, Valkyrie, and Wizard found themselves renamed Adonis the Love God, Queer the Fag, Venus the Whore, and Moon Beam the Hippy, respectively.

Speech

Gauntlet II featured digitized sounds through the PC internal speaker. Some packages also included a Tandy SL / TL upgrade which took advantage of the digital sound capabilities of these computers (The SL / TL disk was also available from Mindscape if the package didn't include it. It seems inclusion of the enhanced sound disk was random)

Information also contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual
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