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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

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Run the Gauntlet Atari ST Title screen
Run the Gauntlet ZX Spectrum Times up
Run the Gauntlet ZX Spectrum Ready for Speedboats
Run the Gauntlet Amstrad CPC Buggy's

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Critic Reviews

Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Commodore User Amiga Apr, 1989 79 out of 100 79
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1989 69 out of 100 69
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
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Aug, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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
Amiga Power Amiga Aug, 1991 15 out of 100 15

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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 (122029) and Martin Smith (62867)