Gauntlet II

Critic Score User Score
ZX Spectrum
...
2.8
Arcade
...
4.2
Amiga
...
3.6
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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 NES Force fields block the path
Gauntlet II Amstrad CPC Starting level 1
Gauntlet II Game Boy Level 7
Gauntlet II Commodore 64 The exit on the first level

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Commodore User Amiga 1989 94 out of 100 94
The Atari Times Arcade Mar 14, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jul, 1988 9 out of 10 90
ST Action Atari ST Aug, 1988 88 out of 100 88
Zzap! Commodore 64 1988 81 out of 100 81
1UP! NES Feb 11, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Commodore 64 1988 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

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
MG wouldn't take my documentation of the hexedit.. 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (45064)
Feb 02, 2015
Best of the series? 6 AaronGamer (42)
Jun 11, 2011
Pending correction 3 Indra is stressed (20005)
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
Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (20700), Quapil (4733), Weird Ed (15), Martin Smith (63071), Pseudo_Intellectual (45064), Servo (55772) and vedder (20520)