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Gauntlet holds a lot of surprises: the graphics are vivid and maintain their clarity, even on a screen teeming with detail.
The speed of the game will satisfy even the hardened arcade player, the lifespan of
the game will keep the value- conscious happy and there are enough elements to it to satisfy those who want something more
than to just shoot things Of course it you just like shooting things and know somebody else who likes shooting things too, then this game will seem very close to heaven.
It's actually as good a conversion as could reasonably be hoped for. A relief for Gauntlet players everywhere.
It is one of the best arcade conversions yet and two-player mode is really good fun.
Compared to the state-of-the-art in Spectrum games, this has got to be the best thing to hit Spectrums since Torus managed to turn out a decent version of Elite. Lets hope that the team of US Gold producing and Gremlin Graphics programming produce more in the future, because Gauntlet is excellent.
This conversion is let down a little by the graphics and sound, but the gameplay more than makes up for such deficiencies.
The main program is on side one: the dungeons on side two. A second player can join a one person game at any stage. Though you don't get a choice of characters that way. If you want to change characters at all, you have to re-load the whole thing.
Although graphically and sonically rather dull the Spectrum version of Gauntlet retains (most importantly) all the playability of the classic coin-op. While the large amount of levels require a multiload, since eight load in a time play doesn't suffer too many interruptions. A huge, action-packed game, this is a bargain. If you were silly enough to miss it first time around, get it NOW!
You, for some reason known only to yourself, are stuck in this many-levelled world of mazes, all of a particular size but each of its own pattern. Nasties abound, and depending which characters you have chosen (you can take two of four on offer) you can fire at them with variable degrees of effectiveness. Sooner or later you die, of course, but don't we all? I couldn't get the famous SYM SHIFT cheat to work on this one, but I'll be fascinated to hear of anyone who can. Good blasting.