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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 Amiga The first level
Gauntlet II Arcade Let's get some treasure.
Gauntlet II Game Boy Fast to exit
Gauntlet II Amstrad CPC This level starts you right off with ghosts.

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

The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jul, 1988 93 out of 100 93
Total!! UK Magazine NES Jan, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 80 out of 100 80
Video Games NES Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Nov, 1991 9 out of 12 75
Power Play Arcade 1987 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Oct, 1990 6.6 out of 12 55
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jan, 1991 21 out of 40 52
Video Games Game Boy Dec, 1991 51 out of 100 51
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 (45657)
Feb 02, 2015
Best of the series? 6 AaronGamer (42)
Jun 11, 2011
Pending correction 3 Indra is stressed (19944)
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)

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