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Gauntlet (SEGA Master System)

78
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the SEGA Master System release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall MobyScore (11 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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92
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Having been cloned, ripped off and generally done to death, the Gauntlet formula emerges here as fresh as the first day the coin-op appeared. The bright colourful graphics and really great sound - including sampled speech, I might add - make the whole game just as playable now as it ever was. The main thing that puts this head and shoulders above practically every other Master System game available is the speed - it's got to rank as one of the fastest games around! The sprites hare around the screen with no flicker at all, which goes to show what can be done if enough care and attention is taken with Sega games. If you're a fan of the genre, or just want a brilliant game for your Master System, you could do no wrong with this. More, US Gold, please!
92
Mean Machines
Gauntlet has appeared on virtually every home computer system on Earth, and I'm glad to see that the Sega version tops the lot for sheer playability. The game is played at a tremendous speed, and each dungeon is packed with literally hundreds of vile and gruesome creatures all out to get you - as you can imagine, it's action all the way! As well as being very playable, the graphics and sound are also excellent. The sprites are small, but they're superbly detailed, and the backdrops are very polished, giving the game a true arcade look. With 100 different levels the challenge you, Gauntlet won't lost its appeal in a hurry. If you've got a Sega, do yourself a favour and plug this into it.
79
Joystick (French)
Une toute petite dernière chose avant de se quitter, tout comme dans Indiana Jones, Durant le jeu, il n'y a pas de musique, seuls quelques bruitages et digits sonores (un élément encore bien rare sur Master System) viendront égayer l'atmosphère un peu sinistre de Gauntlet, qui reste tout de même un excellent divertissement.
66
Video Games
Spielerisch sorgt Gauntlet nicht zuletzt wegen der netten Grafik und des guten Sounds für gepflegte Unterhaltung. Spaß macht‘s vor allem dann, wenn man zu zweit auf Punktehatz geht. Alleine wird das Monster verhauen auf Dauer etwas eintönig.
63
Power Play
Technisch macht die Gauntlet-Version auf dem Master System gar keine schlechte Figur. Prächtige Farben, hübsche Sprites und eine gelungene Adaption des Original-Automatensounds sprechen eigentlich für Gauntlet. Leider ist das Programm spielerisch auf dem Stand vor vier Jahren stehengeblieben. Während andere Gauntlet-Fassungen mit neuen Spielelementen aufwarten (z.B. die amerikanische NES-Fassung) wurde dies leider beim Master System versäumt. Die Folge: Schon nach kurzer Zeit stellen sich die ersten Ermüdungserscheinungen ein, und das Modul verschwindet im Regal.