Gauntlet II

Critic Score User Score
NES
73
3.6
Arcade
...
4.2
PlayStation 3
...
2.8
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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 Ghosts!
Gauntlet II Amstrad CPC Starting level 1
Gauntlet II Game Boy Find the key!
Gauntlet II Amiga Watch out for force fields

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

Total!! UK Magazine NES Jan, 1992 88 out of 100 88
ST Action Atari ST Aug, 1988 88 out of 100 88
Player One Game Boy Jun, 1992 85 out of 100 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga May, 1989 820 out of 1000 82
1UP! NES Feb 11, 2007 80 out of 100 80
VideoGame NES Jun, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 6.5 out of 10 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Sep, 1991 7.6 out of 12 63
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 6.1 out of 12 51

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
MG wouldn't take my documentation of the hexedit.. 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (45143)
Feb 02, 2015
Best of the series? 6 AaronGamer (42)
Jun 11, 2011
Pending correction 3 Indra is stressed (20016)
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
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