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Description

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.

Screenshots

Gauntlet II DOS leaving level 1 - EGA
Gauntlet II Arcade Character Select.
Gauntlet II Commodore 64 Yikes, lots of enemies here!
Gauntlet II NES Some tiles make walls disappear

Promo Images

Gauntlet II Magazine Advertisement Back Cover

Alternate Titles

  • "圣铠传说II" -- Simplified Chinese spelling

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User Reviews

Disappointing sequel to the traditional 'coin-op' NES The_Ferryman (14)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jul, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Compute's Amiga Resource Amiga Feb, 1990 17 out of 20 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga May, 1989 820 out of 1000 82
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Total! (Germany) NES Apr, 1996 2.25 out of 6 75
Amiga User International Amiga Feb, 1989 29 out of 40 72
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Commodore Computing International Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 60 out of 100 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jan, 1991 21 out of 40 52
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 6.1 out of 12 51

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
MG wouldn't take my documentation of the hexedit.. 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (62613)
Feb 02, 2015
Best of the series? 6 AaronGamer (45)
Jun 11, 2011
Pending correction 3 Indra was here (20905)
May 06, 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.

Speech

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)

Information also contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual
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