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Gauntlet II

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
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Amiga
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3.6
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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 Arcade Warp to Level 6.
Gauntlet II Commodore 64 A game in progress
Gauntlet II ZX Spectrum Force fields will drain your energy fast
Gauntlet II ZX Spectrum Character selection

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)

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
Video Games NES Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1988 8 out of 10 80
VideoGame NES Jun, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Total! (Germany) NES Apr, 1996 2.25 out of 6 75
Megablast NES 1992 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot PlayStation 3 May 04, 2007 6.1 out of 10 61
IGN PlayStation 3 May 09, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Best of the series? 6 AaronGamer (42)
Jun 11, 2011
Pending correction 3 Indra is here (19677)
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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