User Reviews

There are no reviews for the ZX Spectrum 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 User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.9


Critic Reviews

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100
ZX Computing (Mar, 1987)
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.
100
Sinclair User (Feb, 1987)
It's actually as good a conversion as could reasonably be hoped for. A relief for Gauntlet players everywhere.
100
Your Computer (Feb, 1987)
It is one of the best arcade conversions yet and two-player mode is really good fun.
94
Computer Gamer (Feb, 1987)
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.
92
Crash! (Feb, 1987)
This conversion is let down a little by the graphics and sound, but the gameplay more than makes up for such deficiencies.
90
Your Sinclair (Feb, 1987)
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.
85
Crash! (Nov, 1988)
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!
80
Your Sinclair (Nov, 1988)
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.