Gauntlet Legends

Gauntlet Legends

released on Oct 01, 1998

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Gauntlet Legends

released on Oct 01, 1998

Gauntlet Legends is an arcade game released in 1998 by Atari Games. It is a fantasy themed hack and slash styled dungeon crawl game, a sequel to 1985's popular Gauntlet and 1986's Gauntlet II and marks the final game in the series to be produced by Atari Games. Its unusual features for an arcade game included passwords and characters that could be saved, enabling players to play over the course of a long period.


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Its hard to give an objective opinion as I played it long ago.
I remember having so much fun with this game, but surely it didn't aged well. I should play it again nowadays. I remember that the levels were really cool.
The "blight" infested town was my favorite.


IMO way better than the 2D Gauntlet games. Also better than Gauntlet Slayer I think it is, for PS4.


Definitely a fun arcade experience. More so with friends.


My friend and I have tried to beat this game literally more than a dozen times, but we've never succeeded. There's something both infuriating and fascinating about playing a game that doesn't save (without Memory Paks) and having to force yourself to play it all in one session or to keep your console on all night to finish it in the morning. And even if you get close to finishing it, sometimes the game just crashes, or one of you will accidentally bump the console and cause the game to freeze, creating momentary terror following by prolonged sadness. Gameplay-wise, it's pretty fun. The level structure is exciting, and getting to pick your colour-coordinated character is fun. (Unlocking characters could be fun, but the fact to play as them you have to start as level 1, essentially forcing you to start from the beginning, makes them unviable.) The main draw is just having fun with your bud(s) and hearing that funny announcer say, "FOOD IS GOOD."


This game is LONG for an arcade game, especially if you're playing solo. Definitely a product of its time. Play the arcade version if you can.