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Gauntlet II

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
...
2.8
DOS
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3.0
Amstrad CPC
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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 ZX Spectrum Force fields will drain your energy fast
Gauntlet II Arcade Opened the gate and swarmed over.
Gauntlet II NES Force fields block the path
Gauntlet II NES Some tiles make walls disappear

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

The Atari Times Arcade Mar 14, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Total!! UK Magazine NES Jan, 1992 88 out of 100 88
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Sep, 1988 820 out of 1000 82
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga May, 1989 820 out of 1000 82
VideoGame NES Jun, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games NES Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 6.5 out of 10 65
IGN PlayStation 3 May 09, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
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

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
MG wouldn't take my documentation of the hexedit.. 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (44795)
Feb 02, 2015
Best of the series? 6 AaronGamer (42)
Jun 11, 2011
Pending correction 3 Indra is here (19845)
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 (20701), Quapil (4736), Weird Ed (15), Martin Smith (63058), Pseudo_Intellectual (44795), Servo (55766) and vedder (20289)