Run the Gauntlet

Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
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Amstrad CPC
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5.0
ZX Spectrum
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4.4
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Description

Competitors in this ITV television game show had to show their prowess on a range of vehicles including Buggys, Speedboats, Quad Bikes, Jetskis and Inflatables. Players of this licensed version must do the same, on horizontally and vertically scrolling levels on land and water. Many levels include enemy droids as well as inbuilt hazards, all of which must be avoided. The main unique event is The Hill, an assault course which takes place on foot.

Up to three human players can take turns to contest the various events. The exact sequence of events is randomized each time, which makes the loading from cassette potentially slow and frustrating

Screenshots

Run the Gauntlet Commodore 64 Upcoming events
Run the Gauntlet Commodore 64 Quad race
Run the Gauntlet Commodore 64 Buggy race
Run the Gauntlet ZX Spectrum Ready for Speedboats

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Critic Reviews

Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1989 88 out of 100 88
CU Amiga Amiga Jun, 1989 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 May, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 77 out of 100 77
The One Atari ST Apr, 1989 74 out of 100 74
The One Amiga Apr, 1989 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1989 683 out of 1000 68
The One for ST Games Atari ST Aug, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Amiga Computing Amiga Aug, 1989 43 out of 100 43

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Trivia

Amiga version

The Amiga version had a sample of the show's presenter Martin Shaw's introduction, promising "some real action sports" followed by a big belly laugh. Amiga Power magazine suggested that the chortle was worth at least £7, but the game wasn't worth the other 99p of the price at that time.

Cancelled Konix port

A port was in development for the never released British Konix console.
Contributed to by piltdown_man (93582) and Martin Smith (63061)