Gauntlet II (NES)

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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.


Gauntlet II NES Title screen
Gauntlet II NES The exit behind locked doors
Gauntlet II NES Some tiles make walls disappear
Gauntlet II NES Running from death

Alternate Titles

  • "圣铠传说II" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Disappointing sequel to the traditional 'coin-op' The_Ferryman (14) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Video Games Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
1UP! Feb 11, 2007 80 out of 100 80
neXGam 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Power Play May, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Megablast 1992 75 out of 100 75
Total! (Germany) Apr, 1996 2.25 out of 6 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1991 7.6 out of 12 63
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1991 21 out of 40 52
The Video Game Critic Oct 03, 2014 D 25


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MG wouldn't take my documentation of the hexedit.. 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (45140)
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Best of the series? 6 AaronGamer (42)
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Pending correction 3 Indra is stressed (20013)
May 06, 2011


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.


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
Servo (55759) added Gauntlet II (NES) on Oct 20, 2002
Other platforms contributed by B.L. Stryker (20702), Quapil (4732), Weird Ed (15), Martin Smith (63030), Pseudo_Intellectual (45140), Servo (55759) and vedder (20533)