Gauntlet Arcade Version

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a game by Tengen, and Atari Co.
Genres: Action, Adventure/RPG, Arcade Classics
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
User Rating: 8.6/10 - 7 votes
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See also: Gauntlet Games
Gauntlet Arcade Version
Gauntlet Arcade Version
Gauntlet Arcade Version

Live-action D&D

The Gauntlet Arcade Version is a very old school game as it was originally on Arcade. It was developed by Atari Games in 1985. It a truly retro game for the retro gamers out there and is a great game to play if you are looking to start playing some retro games.

Atari, with love

The story of the Gauntlet Arcade Version is simply because to a certain extent, it doesn’t have a story, it focuses solely on its gameplay and graphics because it was an arcade game. The draw wasn’t the story but to complete and beat the 100 levels before the game beats you. If you failed, you would have to start all over again from the start. It makes you want to come back for more, it's slightly like the original Dark Souls some would say but that can be said about most arcade games.

It’s an Arcade Classic

The graphics for the game were great for 1985 with its attention to detail on the different levels to make them look different from the last, it makes you want to progress through Gauntlet Arcade Version. As well as the detail around the different characters to choose from and the enemies you go up against really add the sense that you’re progressing through the game and make you want to reach that level 100. It also has that retro feel which we’ve come to love over the years with indie games like Shovel Knight and Volgarr the Viking which has cemented the genre into the latest games. Making this game a must for any fans of retro games.

Four-player Gauntlet

The game is a four-player, top-down, third-person game with the objective of every level is to pick up a torch to exit the level to the next one. There are power-ups throughout the levels, the main character can pick up to get the edge in the battle against your enemies. The choice of character is Thor the Warrior, Merlin the Wizard, Thyra the Valkyrie and Questor the Elf, all have their details and their strengths and weaknesses. For example, the Warrior, Thor, is good at hand to hand combat. There’s a lot of detail within this game making the 100 level more interesting, the further you get.

Retro games never felt so good!

Gauntlet Arcade Version is a fantastic arcade game and shows how amazing some of the classic games from the Arcade era can be with this amazing gem. The game brings in some amazing detail with 100 levels and the choice between four different characters and power-ups. There so many details for a game made all the way back in 1985, it must have taken a lot of effort and hard work to make such a great game and everyone should find a way to play this great game.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Snapshots and Media

Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Screenshots