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Gauntlet II

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Atari ST
Commodore 64
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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.


Gauntlet II NES Death on the other side of the walls
Gauntlet II Atari ST Red warrior beginning on level one
Gauntlet II Commodore 64 Title screen
Gauntlet II Game Boy Level 7

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)

The Press Says

Génération 4 Game Boy Nov, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Mean Machines NES Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Player One Game Boy Jun, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1988 8 out of 10 80
1UP! NES Feb 11, 2007 80 out of 100 80
neXGam NES 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Total! (Germany) NES Apr, 1996 2.25 out of 6 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Nov, 1991 9 out of 12 75
Power Play Arcade 1987 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot PlayStation 3 May 04, 2007 6.1 out of 10 61


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Best of the series? 6 AaronGamer (42)
Jun 11, 2011
Pending correction 3 Indra is here (19680)
May 06, 2011


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.


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)

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