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Competitors in this ITV television game show had to show their prowess on a range of vehicles including Buggys, Speedboats, Quad Bikes, Jetskis and Inflatables. Players of this licensed version must do the same, on horizontally and vertically scrolling levels on land and water. Many levels include enemy droids as well as inbuilt hazards, all of which must be avoided. The main unique event is The Hill, an assault course which takes place on foot.

Up to three human players can take turns to contest the various events. The exact sequence of events is randomized each time, which makes the loading from cassette potentially slow and frustrating

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Run the Gauntlet Amstrad CPC Hovers.
Run the Gauntlet Commodore 64 Team selection
Run the Gauntlet Atari ST Player one, select your team!
Run the Gauntlet ZX Spectrum Select team

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Critic Reviews

Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST May, 1989 80 out of 100 80
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 May, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 77 out of 100 77
The One Amiga Apr, 1989 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jun, 1989 647 out of 1000 65
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Aug, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1989 5.4 out of 12 45
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1989 4.4 out of 12 37
Amiga Power Amiga Aug, 1991 15 out of 100 15

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Trivia

Amiga version

The Amiga version had a sample of the show's presenter Martin Shaw's introduction, promising "some real action sports" followed by a big belly laugh. Amiga Power magazine suggested that the chortle was worth at least £7, but the game wasn't worth the other 99p of the price at that time.

Cancelled Konix port

A port was in development for the never released British Konix console.
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