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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari 8-bit 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 3.9
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 4.0
Overall User Score (8 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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Retro Archives (Oct 13, 2017)
Porter un jeu aussi ambitieux que Gauntlet sur un hardware aussi limité que celui de l’Atari 8-bit dès 1985 représentait un bel exploit – et on appréciera que celui-ci ait été réalisé. Évidemment, le révolutionnaire jeu à quatre est passé à la trappe, mais le titre reste toujours divertissant – et très difficile – à deux, en dépit d’une certaine latence dans les tirs qui rend le jeu moins agréable à jouer.
Players who are undecided about which game they would rather spend their money on can send two dollars to Electronic Arts for a three level demonstration disk of Demon Stalkers (see CGW #44, February, p. 45 for details). In reality, players who crave this type of action will not be disappointed with either game. Both games allow players the opportunity to go from . . . er .. . rats to riches, a chance to go from being waist deep in monsters to waist deep in money.
The Video Game Critic (Apr 02, 2005)
This couldn't hold a candle to the frenetic dungeon-shooting action of the original game. Your projectiles move remarkably slowly, making it impossible to keep the hordes of pixilated demons at bay. And then you have the putrid audio track. Calling the sound effects sparse would be an understatement. If not for some mono-tones and static, you'd being playing in complete silence. The arcade version of Gauntlet may have been a demanding game, but I find it hard to believe that this was the best the XE could do with it. Mindscape had a lot of balls to release this garbage. I'm sure it completely disgusted many gamers back in the day.