Gauntlet II

Critic Score User Score
Game Boy
71
2.8
NES
73
3.6
Commodore 64
...
3.2
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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 Game Boy More monsters?
Gauntlet II DOS title screen - CGA
Gauntlet II NES Running from death
Gauntlet II DOS game in progress - EGA

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

Mean Machines NES Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1988 9 out of 10 90
The Atari Times Arcade Mar 14, 2005 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Sep, 1988 820 out of 1000 82
Zzap! Commodore 64 1988 81 out of 100 81
Happy Computer Amstrad CPC Jan, 1988 77 out of 100 77
Megablast NES 1992 75 out of 100 75
Amiga User International Amiga Feb, 1989 29 out of 40 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Sep, 1991 7.6 out of 12 63
The Video Game Critic NES Oct 03, 2014 D 25

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
MG wouldn't take my documentation of the hexedit.. 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (45145)
Feb 02, 2015
Best of the series? 6 AaronGamer (42)
Jun 11, 2011
Pending correction 3 Indra is stressed (20015)
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 (63066), Pseudo_Intellectual (45145), Servo (55769) and vedder (20533)