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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Arcade 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.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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The Atari Times (Oct 16, 2003)
What else can I say, except that this is one of my all-time favourite games. Pretty good, especially for something that took Atari a couple of tries before they could get it right.
Retro Archives (Oct 13, 2017)
Prenez une idée géniale et un concept simple servis par une réalisation parfaitement adaptée, et vous obtenez un titre qui n’a pratiquement pas pris une ride en dépit de son âge. Jeu inépuisable au fun immédiat et à la prise en main instantanée, Gauntlet reste un titre capable de fédérer en un temps record quatre joueurs réunis dans la même pièce et comptant autant sur l’esprit d’équipe que sur l’habileté pour mesurer leur endurance au cœur des centaines de niveaux du jeu. Difficile d’imaginer principe de jeu plus universel et plus accessible – mais dommage que le jeu perde beaucoup de son charme lorsqu’on le pratique seul.
80 (UK) (Oct 25, 2007)
Inspired by an Atari 800 game called Dandy (no relation to the comic), Gauntlet's immortal creator, Ed Logg, made use of the coin-op's power to fashion a game that was as talkative as it was deep. A constant (and ultimately irritating) narration followed the players around the dank maze, warning gamers about all manner of on-screen events. The voice of Gauntlet is remembered every bit as much as the awesome gameplay, and proved the importance of atmospheric effects when crafting a truly classic game.
Gauntlet stands out for its engaging multiplayer action, huge number of mazes, memorable characters, balanced gameplay, fun voice effects and advanced graphics. It helped reinvigorate the relatively docile gaming scene of the mid-'80s.