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Gauntlet

published by Tengen / Gradiente in 1988, developed by Tengen, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: maze, shooter
genre: Fantasy, Dandy-like
series: Gauntlet
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player, shared-screen
languages: eng
2.9/5

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Personal reviews (2)
Gauntlet is a classic, I liked to play it on my old C64. The NES features 100 levels and can be played with two players simultaneously. So what could possibly go wrong? Well the difficulty level for instance. It's incredibly hard bordering on unplayable hard. When there are lots of enemies on screen the action slows down considerably. Well I must admit that I did kind of expect it due to the capabilites of the NES and the sheer number of enemies that are on screen at the same time. Nevertheless while it might have been considered a nice game back in the day I was a bit disappointed with this version.

# 2014-11-21 18:05:51
Not the best conversion (and why is the Elf brown?!??!)

(unknown) - # 2013-06-24 17:40:30 - unknown
Official description
The arcade sensation comes home. This is it. The game everybody's been waiting for, Gauntlet, the most successful arcade game of all time has come home. And it brings with it all the characters, dungeons, traps, treasures, and excitement you loved in the arcades.
# 2013-09-26 19:02:25 - official description
Technical specs
display: raster
Editor note
1 player or 2 players simultaneous.

Buyers beware of the official description. This conversion is different from the coin-op. No 4-player feature obviously (no adaptor yet existed for the NES). The Dungeon Master's voiceis not present. Gameplay gains a story, world map, and ability upgrades. 99 stages are divided into Castle, Forest, Caverns, Water, and Volcano regions. There are additional bonus treasure rooms. 8 additional clue rooms have clue boxes that are all needed to gain access to the boss room (room 100). There are also push-walls for gaining access to secrets. Gathering 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 treasures will result in ability upgrades. Collecting 2000 treasures apperently breaks the password feature (poorly implimented adaptive difficulty or bug?) by giving unusable passwords.

Published both as an unlicensed game and a licensed one. The games within the two carts are identical except for text identifing the one as licensed.

UPC:031763011118 NES-GL-USA published by Tengen in the USA. Licensed by Nintendo.
UPC:031763011125 TGN-004-GL published by Tengen in the USA. Not licensed
Published by Gradiente in Brazil / South America
(Zerothis) - # 2005-04-18 02:11:56
External review - average: 70%
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Razeuk31991-0170/10070%
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