Gauntlet II

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Critic Reviews add missing review

Average score: 78% (based on 51 ratings)

Player Reviews

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

Contributors to this Entry

Critic reviews added by Tim Janssen, Ritchardo, S Olafsson, Jo ST, Alsy, RhYnoECfnW, SlyDante, Patrick Bregger, chirinea, Terok Nor, Scaryfun, Wizo, Big John WV, Alaka.