Gauntlet II

Moby ID: 3481
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Gauntlet II is very similar to its predecessor. Up to four players (a wizard, a warrior, an elf, and a valkyrie) make their way through various mazes, collect treasures and magic potions, and fend off assorted creatures and ghosts.

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  • 圣铠传说II - Simplified Chinese spelling

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15 People (12 developers, 3 thanks)

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Average score: 78% (based on 49 ratings)

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Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 58 ratings with 1 reviews)

Disappointing sequel to the traditional 'coin-op'

The Good
Gauntlet II proved to be quite entertaining and sometimes challenging. The number of levels can keep a gamer busy for days, and the sudden change of levels that appear when you restart the game, adds more to the fun. Needless to say, it creates the same coin-op gameplay as its predecessor.

The Bad
It isn't the most original game of the pack. Despite the improved graphics, the simplicity of the levels still stands out. Small bugs, like occasional glittering when too many enemies are crowding the screen, aren't the worst: there are also some levels that seemed almost impossible to pass due to a malfunctioning teleporter. With your life-force slowly running out, this proves to be a very unwelcome sight.

One more detail: the number of enemies is seriously limited, which makes you to fight the same hordes over and over again.

The Bottom Line
Overall, it proved to be a disappointing sequel, and most parts seemed to be 'recycled' from the older version. Gauntlet II is a game for people who have some serious time to kill, nothing more.

NES · by The_Ferryman (12) · 2005

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Subject By Date
MG wouldn't take my documentation of the hexedit.. Pseudo_Intellectual (66361) Feb 2, 2015
Best of the series? AaronGamer (29) Jun 11, 2011
Pending correction Corn Popper (69028) May 6, 2011

Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Gauntlet II appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Cuntlet 2

A hex-edited, X-rated copy of the MS-DOS version of this game circulated underground under the name Cuntlet 2. As well as an explicit title screen (liberating the the valkyrie of her constrictive loincloth), enemy sprites were changed vulgar versions of themselves and "IT" (the communicable monster-attractor) was tastefully renamed "AIDS." Instead of leaving behind a key ring upon character death, instead in your wake is left a wet puddle. The 4 selectable gauntlet characters were also renamed.

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Gauntlet II featured digitized sounds through the PC internal speaker. Some packages also included a Tandy SL / TL upgrade which took advantage of the digital sound capabilities of these computers (The SL / TL disk was also available from Mindscape if the package didn't include it. It seems inclusion of the enhanced sound disk was random)

Awards

  • EGM
    • November 1997 (Issue 100) - ranked #3 Best Arcade Games of All Time

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Game added by Servo.

Amstrad CPC added by B.L. Stryker. Commodore 64 added by Quapil. Game Boy added by Weird Ed. ZX Spectrum added by Martin Smith. Arcade added by Pseudo_Intellectual. Antstream added by lights out party. PlayStation 3 added by vedder.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Shoddyan, Alaka, Patrick Bregger, FatherJack.

Game added March 27, 2001. Last modified March 27, 2024.