Run the Gauntlet

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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

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Run the Gauntlet Commodore 64 Racing the same track once again, but this time with tanks
Run the Gauntlet Atari ST Player one, select your team!
Run the Gauntlet Commodore 64 The next segment of this event
Run the Gauntlet Amstrad CPC Hovers.

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The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1989 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga May, 1989 82 out of 100 82
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST May, 1989 80 out of 100 80
CU Amiga Amiga Jun, 1989 79 out of 100 79
The One Atari ST Apr, 1989 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1991 8.4 out of 12 70
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1989 69 out of 100 69
The One for ST Games Atari ST Aug, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1989 5.4 out of 12 45
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 (90042) and Martin Smith (63069)