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Gauntlet: Legends

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
72
3.1
Arcade
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PlayStation
63
2.7

User Reviews

A game that is too easy and one-dimensional to be worthy of the Gauntlet name PlayStation Droog (461)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Arcade Awaiting 1 votes...
Dreamcast 19 3.1
Nintendo 64 11 3.2
PlayStation 7 2.7
Combined MobyScore 37 3.0


The Press Says

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95
DreamcastGame Vortex
If you want a rock-solid multi-player game that will keep you and your friends entertained from here to eternity, or you want to relive the glory days of gaming, or you just want to vent your frustration on a neverending stream of bad guys, Gauntlet Legends is the game for you. The Dreamcast version, with its gorgeous graphics and arcade style, is as close to gaming perfection as the genre's ever gotten. Even with the quirks of the camera, you absolutely can't go wrong with this title.
92
Nintendo 64Gamer's Pulse
This game came out of nowhere, literally. I didn't see a lot of ads for it - any commercials or anything of the sort - but once I played it I was hooked -- no, addicted! It is too bad that this game did not become as popular as it should have, because it is probably one of the best n64 games I have ever played, and undoubtedly the best cooperative n64 game on the market.
91
DreamcastThe Video Game Critic
Gauntlet Legends is a must-have for fans of multiplayer games. My friend George and I once played this one for seven hours straight, and probably would have continued if it wasn't 3AM.
89
PlayStationPlaystation Illustrated
Alas, one of the most renowned four player games of yesteryear has been reduced to a two player game. Most think this is a very bad thing. I reserve judgement. As I recall, there was always someone getting trapped behind a wall or such in the original Gauntlet, stopping progression. It's kinda hard to keep everyone moving in the same direction at the same rate. At least with only two players, this is less of a problem. Plus, when you consider the fact that the PlayStation has only two gameports built in, it's hard to decide to support an 'add-on' that not everyone has.
85
DreamcastGame Chronicles
Gauntlet Legends is pure arcade gaming at its very best. Even though many will condemn this title as a mindless shooter, there is just something about this series that is pure "fun". Perhaps it is the fact that almost anyone can pick up the controller and start having a blast with no steep learning curve. The game itself promotes multiplayer action and teamwork in a party-like atmosphere.
84
DreamcastIGN
Fast, furious, and all together entertaining, Gauntlet Legends is one of the best mindless action quests to come along in a quite some time. For those of you in search of power, fortune, and challenge (it gets absolutely insane on the hardest difficulty setting) GL can't (and won't) steer you wrong.
83
DreamcastGaming Age
Gauntlet fans will love Gauntlet Legends on the DC. The port is faithful down to the booming announcer that reminds you to avoid dangerous objects. Everything looks and sounds great, plus the mutiplayer experience can't be touched.
82
DreamcastGamer's Pulse
It looks like Gauntlet Legends does a wonderful job of recreating the arcade game, but like most arcade ports it lacks some replay value. It is a great game to play, but it feels too arcade-ish to justify a purchase. However, I highly recommend it as a rental; that way you can beat the game and get your fill of the simple gameplay, then return it. If you are a hardcore Gauntlet series fan or want it as a party game, then I say go buy the game. Adding more players greatly magnifies the fun factor. The game is also glitch-free, but then again almost all console games are glitch-free. If you haven’t done so, head down to Blockbuster or Hollywood Videos to try this game out. Heck, you might even like it enough to buy the game.
80
DreamcastPlanet Dreamcast
Gauntlet Legends is a wonderful game for fans of the original and newbies alike. This game is so packed full of gorgeous levels and medieval fighting that it's a joy for one player, and the fact that four characters can play together just solidifies its status as a classic reborn. Simplistic graphics aside, the action is exciting enough to draw you in and keep you there.
80
DreamcastneXGam
Jeder, der gerne mit Freunden zusammen spielt, sollte sich Gauntlet Legends nicht entgehen lassen, für alte Gauntlet Veteranen ist es sowieso ein Muss!
80
DreamcastSEGA-Portal.de
Gauntlet Legends ist definitiv KULT! Das fängt schon bei der Technik an. Garfisch wie soundtechnisch sicherlich nicht ganz astrein, aber durch wilde Aktionen und obskure Geräusche sehr unterhaltsam. Einige stört vielleicht der geringe Tiefgang, der aber durch die Masse an unterschiedlichen Waffen, Charakteren und Feinden eigentlich ganz gut kaschiert wird. So ist es alleine schon ganz witzig, doch im 4er Coop-Modus steigt das Spiel echt zu Höchstformen auf. Wenn alle sich um das Gold streiten, ein Zauberer einen Zwerg für einen Team-Move benutzt und mein Held beim nahenden Tot von einer dunklen Stimme gesagt bekommt „Blauer Ritter tut sich an zu sterben“ gibt’s echt kein Halten mehr! Absoluter Geheimtipp!
80
Nintendo 64Atari HQ
The bottom line is that fans of both the arcade Gauntlet Legends as well as the original classic will find themselves at home with this one. Therefore, your opinion of it probably won't differ much from what you thought of the original or last year's update. To the mainstream gamer, Gauntlet Legends may appear as nothing more than a nichy, multiplayer hack-fest. In my view, however, it's a terrific addition to anyone's home videogame library in lieu of all of the generic, me-too racing games, platformers and sports titles that are on store shelves. This game is perfect for both those who dig cooperative adventure games and classic Gauntlet fans alike. If you're a loner, I guess there's always "Mediocre Racing Game 64" for you.
80
DreamcastGame Critics
With all that said, despite needing to appeal to two groups of audiences, Legends is still able to stand on its own. Coin-ops need to be easily approachable and need to produce an immediate satisfaction while home games need to have lengthy play-life with a long-term sense of growth and development. Legends manages to be a good (but not great) example of both of these styles of gameplay and have melded them successfully into a neat hybrid. Legends not only reminded me of my coin-op-filled youth growing up in Jackson Heights, but also serves as a very pleasant surprise in the present.
80
DreamcastGaming Target
Midway gives us the already great arcade game only slightly enhanced. But hey, who's complaining? Not me.
80
PlayStationGame Critics
With all that said, despite needing to appeal to two groups of audiences, Legends is still able to stand on its own. Coin-ops need to be easily approachable and need to produce an immediate satisfaction while home games need to have lengthy play-life with a long-term sense of growth and development. Legends manages to be a good (but not great) example of both of these styles of gameplay and have melded them successfully into a neat hybrid. Legends not only reminded me of my coin-op-filled youth growing up in Jackson Heights, but also serves as a very pleasant surprise in the present.
77
Nintendo 64IGN
This game may end up being nothing more than a nice niche title that would make a nice addition to the library of a sports or shoot-em-up fan. The multiplayer game is great and a nice way to have some kinder, gentler fun with some friends instead of bashing them as usual. If you're decidedly not into co op adventure games and hate the Gauntlet series and everything to do with it then you should avoid this game like a bill collector. Because the N64 version is so close to the arcade machine version it's hard for this game to stand alone under scrutiny. This is a very accurate translation of an arcade game to a console and that's a nice accomplishment but how much you'll like it depends on what you thought about it in the arcades. I for one think it's worth a rent first but don't pick it up if you don't like multiplayer co-op games or have no friends.
75
Nintendo 64Total! (Germany)
Spielt ihr allein, werdet ihr nicht lange am Ball bleiben, denn Gauntlet Legends lebt vom Mehrspieler-Modus. Erstens sind euch zu viert weitaus höhere Chancen vergönnt, die Schlachten zu überleben, und zweitens habt ihr endlich wieder ein Spiel vor euch, bei dem ihr zusammenarbeiten müsst, anstatt euch gegenseitig zu verprügeln. Wer das Original mochte, kommt ohnehin nicht um diesen Titel herum. Alle anderen sollten Probe spielen und sich überlegen, ob sie das Gemetzel auf Dauer begeistern kann, denn viel mehr als im ersten Level habt ihr auch später nicht zu tun.
74
Nintendo 64Super Play
Trots det är Gauntlet Legends inte bara pest och pina. Det är underhållande när det fungerar som ett sällskapsspel, men det går inte att förbise konverterarnas slapphet inför sin produkt. Hade de gett den lite mer tid hade de säkert kunnat slipa till de sektioner som nu i färdigt skick är allt annat än välgjorda.
72
PlayStationIGN
If you have all of the systems, than you should get the Nintendo 64 version. If not get this one, you'll enjoy it, especially with a friend.
70
Nintendo 64Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Determining the overall worth of Gauntlet Legends was somewhat challenging in the end, as although it’s equal parts frantic and fascinating, the game is also repetitive and frustrating in said amounts. Nostalgia buffs looking to reacquaint themselves with the Gauntlet series are sure to find this offering to be an excellent addition to their collection, but the general public is liable to label the title as slightly above average at best. Thanks mainly to a wonderful multiplayer mode and the few hours or so of initial enjoyment you’re guaranteed to have with the single player mode, Gauntlet Legends clocks in just ahead of the rest of the action-oriented Nintendo 64 offerings out there. Put simply, while this one may not be the stuff of legend, there’s no denying it’s still Gauntlet.
70
Nintendo 64HappyPuppy
If you're looking for a good single-player adventure you will be extremely disappointed with this game. It doesn't offer much in terms of replay value, but the real problem is that you're not really compelled to finish it yourself the first time. However, if you want to add another title to your party game library, Gauntlet Legends is a fine choice. It offers a unique and enjoyable experience that's best realize by three or four players. Spectators are optional.
70
DreamcastJoypad
Sur DC, vous pouvez expérimenter un beat'em all singulier, où le matraquage systématique n'est pas une fin en soi. Dans une ambiance heroic fantasy, vous pouvez incarner jusqu'à 8 classes de personnages ayant chacun leurs pouvoirs spécifiques.
70
PlayStationPSM
So if you're looking for some fast-paced, heart-pounding action to wile away a boring afternoon, get yourself a copy of Gauntlet Legends, strap on your armor, and start kicking some evil ass. And yes, you will have fun.
70
Nintendo 64Power Unlimited
Gauntlet Legends is leuk voor iedereen die het spel nog van vroeger kent en op zoek is naar een beetje jeugdsentiment.
65
PlayStationGame Informer Magazine
Rent this if you need a brief injection of nostalgia, but buy it only if you can never get enough of mindlessly pressing X.
63
DreamcastSegaFan.com
Cuando vi que salía a la venta una nueva versión del Gauntlet me ilusioné bastante, el original me traia muy gratos recuerdos de horas de juego con mis amigos; pero las malas críticas de la prensa me alejaron de el. Afotunadamente decidí alquilarlo, y luego adquirirlo; Gauntlet Legends no es el juego que revolucionará tu colección, no te impresionará con su tecnología, pero se ganará tu corazón a pulso. Su desarrollo sencillo y tremendamente adictivo, potenciado por la posibilidad de jugar hasta cuatro personas sin tener que partir la pantalla, hacen de él, el juego perfecto para compartir muchas tardes con tus amistades. Una compra segura si buscas un juego sencillo y sin complicaciones, especialmente si te gustan los beat'em up, pero poco recomendable para los que busquen algo más complejo que encender la consola y empezar a machacar cabezas.
60
DreamcastAll Game Guide
Gauntlet Legends was a game that was all right in the arcade, and in console form it still maintains that aura of faint praise. Players that were huge fans of the arcade game will certainly find this one entertaining, and everyone else might give this one a try as a rental, so long as they have three friends to share the experience with.
60
DreamcastGameplanet
This is one of those games that will only really appeal to those gamers who liked the original. Its a great game, but will never be hailed as a classic like its predecessor was.
60
PlayStationJeuxvideo.com
Gauntlet Legends semble donc un peu trop limité pour relancer le mythe qui l’a vu naître. Offrant un intérêt limité et un réalisation perfectible, il ne devrait malheureusement pas provoquer un engouement digne de sa lignée. Le petit côté rétro de se titre le rend toutefois assez sympathique mais sans pour autant le sauver de l’ennui qu’il parvient à susciter. Seule la possibilité à deux joueurs devrait pouvoir augmenter sa longévité de manière significative en permettant de s’organiser quelques soirées épiques...
50
DreamcastJeuxvideo.com
Au final, Gauntlet doit se retourner dans sa tombe en pensant que son indigne successeur ait pu faire dans la série un épisode aussi désespérément plat.
43
Nintendo 64GameSpot
You remember Gauntlet, don't you? Between bites of pizza or slurps of soda, you played as a warrior of light slapped into an endless series of randomly generated dungeon levels, where you fought a slew of evil denizens. Not too long ago, Gauntlet suffered the fate of many classic games: It was given a major facelift and reinvented for the '90s. Unfortunately, Gauntlet Legends wasn't a particularly good arcade game, and it isn't any better on the N64.
42
DreamcastGameSpot
Gauntlet Legends, the remake of Atari's classic dungeon adventure, wasn't a particularly thrilling arcade game, and the Dreamcast port isn't any better. Plagued by tiring, boring gameplay and mediocre graphics and sound, Gauntlet Legends hardly does the Dreamcast or the original game justice.
40
DreamcastPower Unlimited
Een RPG zonder echte RPG elementen is geen RPG in mijn ogen. Veel soeps is het sowieso niet.
39
PlayStationGameSpot
You remember Gauntlet, don't you? Between bites of pizza or slurps of soda, you played as a warrior of light slapped into an endless series of randomly generated dungeon levels, where you fought a slew of evil denizens. Not too long ago, Gauntlet suffered the fate of many classic games: It was given a major facelift and reinvented for the '90s. Unfortunately, Gauntlet Legends wasn't a particularly good arcade game, and it's just as bad on the PlayStation.
30
PlayStationJoypad
Issu du merveilleux monde de l'arcade, Gauntlet naquit en 1985. La 2D d'origine a laissé aujourd'hui place à la 3D pour une excellente conversion sur Dreamcast et une version PlayStation plutôt médiocre.