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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


Run the Gauntlet ZX Spectrum Select team
Run the Gauntlet Amstrad CPC What the show involves.
Run the Gauntlet Commodore 64 Team selection
Run the Gauntlet ZX Spectrum Ready for the Hill

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The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga May, 1989 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1991 8.4 out of 12 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1989 677 out of 1000 68
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1989 683 out of 1000 68
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jun, 1989 647 out of 1000 65
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1989 65 out of 100 65
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Aug, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Amiga Computing Amiga Aug, 1989 43 out of 100 43
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1989 4.4 out of 12 37


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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.
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