Gauntlet, the Third Encounter is the real name of this Atari Games licensed Lynx game. Essentially and expanded version of the original coin-op, Gauntlet 3 uses all of the Lynx's advanced abilities, including scaling (for first-person isolated viewpoints) and up to four-player combo hook-up for the ultimate quest. Pick from one of the game's characters and hit the dungeon mazes to find your destiny.
The Lynx games just keep getting better with each new release! Gauntlet 3 highlights the power of the Lynx beautifully, with multi-direction scrolling, first-person windows and plenty of action all taking place on-screen at once! Fantastic!
This is the perfect game to showcase the power of the Lynx. The game bogs down somewhat in the large quest, but the action is solid and the combination of detailed graphics in both overhead and first-person windows is different and fun.
Gauntlet 3 is an awesome combination of a first-person quest and arcade-style action game. The graphics are 16-Bit quality, the scrolling is smooth and the first-person graphic window adds a new dimension to play. Excellent!
The game play in Gauntlet 3 is very good and the quest overtones make it very addictive, but I have a serious problem with the vertical direction that the game must be played. It's awkward and annoying and detracts from the thrill of the game.
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP