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A game that is too easy and one-dimensional to be worthy of the Gauntlet name Droog (522) 1.71 Stars1.71 Stars1.71 Stars1.71 Stars1.71 Stars

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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 2.6
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 2.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.3
Graphics The visual quality of the game 2.6
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 2.5
Overall User Score (11 votes) 2.8

Critic Reviews

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Alas, one of the most renowned four player games of yesteryear has been reduced to a two player game. Most think this is a very bad thing. I reserve judgement. As I recall, there was always someone getting trapped behind a wall or such in the original Gauntlet, stopping progression. It's kinda hard to keep everyone moving in the same direction at the same rate. At least with only two players, this is less of a problem. Plus, when you consider the fact that the PlayStation has only two gameports built in, it's hard to decide to support an 'add-on' that not everyone has.
Game Critics (Oct 19, 1999)
With all that said, despite needing to appeal to two groups of audiences, Legends is still able to stand on its own. Coin-ops need to be easily approachable and need to produce an immediate satisfaction while home games need to have lengthy play-life with a long-term sense of growth and development. Legends manages to be a good (but not great) example of both of these styles of gameplay and have melded them successfully into a neat hybrid. Legends not only reminded me of my coin-op-filled youth growing up in Jackson Heights, but also serves as a very pleasant surprise in the present.
Mega Fun (Jul, 2000)
Die beiden Versionen von Gauntlet Legends könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein. Während der Dreamcast mit klarer, hochauflösender Grafik überzeugt, muss die PlayStation-Variante schwere technische Abzüge hinnehmen. Besonders wenn viele Monster auf dem Bildschirm sind, stößt der 32-Bitter an seine Grenzen. Vielleicht war das der Hauptgrund, warum man bei der PlayStation auf den für Gauntlet eigentlich elementaren Vierspieler-Modus verzichtete. Glücklicherweise hat Midway dem Dreamcast diese Option nicht genommen und präsentiert auf dem Sega-Gerät das bislang beste Gauntlet für Zuhause. Trotz des etwas altbackenen Spielprinzips wird dieser Titel sicher viele Fans finden, die gern auf klassische Action- und Rollenspiel-Elemente im Arcade-Stil stehen. Ich für meinen Teil habe mich sehr über den Trip in vergangene Atari-Tage gefreut und bin sicher, dass es vielen so gehen wird.
IGN (Apr 07, 2000)
If you have all of the systems, than you should get the Nintendo 64 version. If not get this one, you'll enjoy it, especially with a friend.
PSM (May, 2000)
So if you're looking for some fast-paced, heart-pounding action to wile away a boring afternoon, get yourself a copy of Gauntlet Legends, strap on your armor, and start kicking some evil ass. And yes, you will have fun.
Rent this if you need a brief injection of nostalgia, but buy it only if you can never get enough of mindlessly pressing X.
60 (Aug 04, 2000)
Gauntlet Legends semble donc un peu trop limité pour relancer le mythe qui l’a vu naître. Offrant un intérêt limité et un réalisation perfectible, il ne devrait malheureusement pas provoquer un engouement digne de sa lignée. Le petit côté rétro de se titre le rend toutefois assez sympathique mais sans pour autant le sauver de l’ennui qu’il parvient à susciter. Seule la possibilité à deux joueurs devrait pouvoir augmenter sa longévité de manière significative en permettant de s’organiser quelques soirées épiques...
Video Games (Jul, 2000)
Wenn man nie zuvor eine Version dieses Games zu Gesicht bekommen hat, dann kann man sich vielleicht damit anfreunden. Verglichen mit den bereits getesteten Versionen mutet diese Version geradezu wie ein schlechter Witz an. Wer immer in den Genuss von Gauntlet Legends kommen möchte, sollte besser noch eine weitere Konsole sein Eigen nennen. Immerhin bietet die N64-Version das ausgeprägtere Gameplay, und das DC kann zumindest mit neuem Leveldesign und mehr Charakteren aufwarten.
GameSpot (Mar 16, 2000)
You remember Gauntlet, don't you? Between bites of pizza or slurps of soda, you played as a warrior of light slapped into an endless series of randomly generated dungeon levels, where you fought a slew of evil denizens. Not too long ago, Gauntlet suffered the fate of many classic games: It was given a major facelift and reinvented for the '90s. Unfortunately, Gauntlet Legends wasn't a particularly good arcade game, and it's just as bad on the PlayStation.
Joypad (Sep, 2000)
Issu du merveilleux monde de l'arcade, Gauntlet naquit en 1985. La 2D d'origine a laissé aujourd'hui place à la 3D pour une excellente conversion sur Dreamcast et une version PlayStation plutôt médiocre.