User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.9
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.9
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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Gamer's Pulse (Oct 10, 2000)
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.
Video Games (Nov, 1999)
Arcade-Feeling für daheim? Nicht ganz, dennoch ist es den Entwicklern sehr gut gelungen, die wichtigsten Aspekte des Automaten einzufangen. Dazu zählen neben einer eingängigen und präzisen Steuerung vor allem der Spielspaß und die Langzeitmotivation. Und gerade in diesem Aspekt kann Gauntlet Legends zumindest im Mehrspieler-Modus voll überzeugen. Die Level sind superb durchdacht, es wurden unzählige kleine Gags (z.B. das legendäre “IT“) eingebaut. In kaum einem anderen Game ist Teamgeist so zwingend erforderlich wie in diesem zu neuer Blüte erwachten Klassiker. Alleine machts deutlich weniger Spass.
Atari HQ (1999)
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.
IGN (Sep 30, 1999)
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.
Gauntlet Legends is enjoyed best as a multi-player experience. It does a good job of recapturing that old feeling of the early Gauntlet titles -- in some ways TOO good of a job. Anyone looking for a simple multi-player co-operative title should take a look at Gauntlet Legends. While the bosses can be tough and there is no shortage of enemies it makes for a solid co-operative experience. Those hoping for a good single-player title will be disappointed with Legends, however.
Total! (Germany) (Nov, 1999)
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.
Mega Fun (Nov, 1999)
Ich kann mich noch genau an meine erste Gauntlet-Erfahrung in der Spielhalle erinnern. Das Spiel fesselte mich damals dermaßen, dass ich binnen einer Stunde rund 20 Mark los war. Kurz gesagt, Gauntlet hat ein besonderes Flair, wie auch die N64-Version. Spieler, die auf einfach gestricktes Beat ‘em Ups stehen, werden Gauntlet Legends nicht zuletzt wegen der Multiplayer-Möglichkeit lieben. Leute, die auf Spieltiefe und knackige Rätsel stehen, sollten hingegen lieber einen weiten Bogen um diesen Titel machen. Bis auf diese Einschränkung darf man diese Fantasy-Action getrost empfehlen, da weder gravierende technische noch spielerische Mängel während unseres Tests zu entdecken waren.
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.
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.
HappyPuppy (Nov 02, 1999)
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.
Power Unlimited (Mar, 2000)
Gauntlet Legends is leuk voor iedereen die het spel nog van vroeger kent en op zoek is naar een beetje jeugdsentiment.
GameSpot (Sep 15, 1999)
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.