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This is a port of the arcade original with some extra modes available. Up to 4 players (using Sega's four-player adapter) can choose again from Thor the Warrior, Thyra the Valkyrie, Merlin the Wizard and Questor the Elf, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.

Alongside the standard Arcade mode, there are the Quest, Battle and Record modes.
Quest mode: The goal is to defeat the four towers and solve the mystery of the ancient castle. There is a main hub area where it's possible to choose which tower to take on next, buy weapons from merchants with collected gold, and increase stats by spending experience points.
Battle mode: Players can fight each other to the death. Maps can include teleporters, monsters, items, and other things, as well as exits that exclude anyone who take them from the current round.
Record mode: This is very much like the Arcade mode, with some variations such as a password continue, and a scoring system where players can't die but lose points for every 500 health lost instead.


Gauntlet IV Genesis Options for the arcade mode
Gauntlet IV Genesis A lot of ghosts
Gauntlet IV Genesis Dialogue
Gauntlet IV Genesis Two different types of enemies on screen at the same time.

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Alternate Titles

  • "圣铠传说IV" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Gauntlet 4" -- in-game title
  • "Gauntlet" -- Japanese title
  • "ガントレット" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Oct, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Mean Machines Nov, 1993 94 out of 100 94
Retro Archives Oct 13, 2017 17 out of 20 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Video Games Nov, 1993 83 out of 100 83
All Game Guide 1993 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Players Jan, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1993 32 out of 40 80
Mega Fun Oct, 1993 68 out of 100 68


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Jack Lightbeard (2706) added Gauntlet IV (Genesis) on Jul 13, 2005
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