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Gauntlet II

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Atari ST
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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 Game Boy Level 6
Gauntlet II Atari ST Uh oh, you're surrounded!
Gauntlet II Commodore 64 Yikes, lots of enemies here!
Gauntlet II Atari ST Plenty of ghosts here...

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
ST Action Atari ST Aug, 1988 88 out of 100 88
Player One Game Boy Jun, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Power Play NES May, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Happy Computer Amstrad CPC Jan, 1988 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Nov, 1991 9 out of 12 75
Megablast NES 1992 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Arcade 1987 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot PlayStation 3 May 04, 2007 6.1 out of 10 61


Topic # Posts Last Post
Best of the series? 6 AaronGamer (42)
Jun 11, 2011
Pending correction 3 Indra is here (19706)
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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