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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 Atari ST A few of the monsters you'll encounter
Gauntlet II ZX Spectrum Found some food!
Gauntlet II NES Some tiles make walls disappear
Gauntlet II Atari ST Red warrior beginning on level one

Promo Images

Gauntlet II Magazine Advertisement
Gauntlet II Magazine Advertisement Back Cover
Gauntlet II Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Zero Atari ST Feb, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Jan, 1988 90 out of 100 90
Player One Game Boy Jun, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1988 8 out of 10 80
VideoGame NES Jun, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Total! (Germany) NES Apr, 1996 2.25 out of 6 75
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Arcade 1987 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 6.5 out of 10 65
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 (63686)
Feb 02, 2015
Best of the series? 6 AaronGamer (45)
Jun 11, 2011
Pending correction 3 Indra was here (20867)
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
Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (23421), Quapil (5475), Weird Ed (17), Martin Smith (76523), Pseudo_Intellectual (63686), Servo (57358) and vedder (55009)
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