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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.