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This port of the arcade original has some extra modes available. Choose again from Thor the Warrior, Thyra the Valkyrie, Merlin the Wizard and Questor the Elf (each with their own advantages/disadvantages) and 1 to 4 players(supports Sega's four-player adapter).

Alongside the standard arcade mode, there are the Quest, Battle and Record modes. Quest Mode: Defeat the four towers and solve the mystery of the ancient castle; weapons can be bought with collected gold from merchants in the main hub area, where you can also choose which tower to take on next. Experience points are good for increasing your stats.
Battle Mode: Fight your fellows to the death. Maps can include teleporters/monsters/items etc. Avoid exits(or you'll be out of the round).
Record Mode: Arcade mode with some variations such as a password continue, also you can't die - although points will be lost for every 500 health lost.


Gauntlet IV Genesis Dialogue
Gauntlet IV Genesis Some ghosts
Gauntlet IV Genesis Water tower - floor 10
Gauntlet IV Genesis Options for the arcade mode

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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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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
Video Games Nov, 1993 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Game Players Jan, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1993 32 out of 40 80
All Game Guide 1993 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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