The original four-player multiplayer arcade game of Gauntlet is a worthy party game for any retro gaming occasion. Stick it on, and watch everyone get sucked into it. With unlimited credits, you need never die. 🙂
You may not believe that the original Gauntlet is well over thirty years old now – it was first released by Atari Games in 1985. It doesn’t look or sound it. The graphics are as good as ever, and the sampled speech has become iconic. “Wizard needs food!” Anyone who’s ever played this game knows those lines.
The even better sequel, Gauntlet II, came out a year later in 1986.
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Gauntlet Arcade title screen.
All four players are looking low on energy. Best pump some more coins in!
Warrior takes on a platoon of ghosts.
Valkyrie throwing swords at sorcerers,
Running away from Death!
Loads of keys and a few vampires!
Packed corridors, waiting to be cleared.
100 points for the treasure.
Bonus level – grabs as much treasure as possible.
Starting off level 14 in the centre of the maze.
Warrior and Valkyrie on level 15.
Warrior and Valkyrie are making a good team.
Wizard finds out that you can blast some walls.
Wizard on level 10. Someone put a lot of money in.
Valkyrie is throwing swords at ghosts on level 16.
Finally found the exit on the God-forsaken level 17.
Three for one, and three for all!
Packed corridors. I’m trying to avoid the Lobbers.
Three way bonus level!
The beautifully purple level 19. Wizard fending off ghosts.
Will this madness ever end?!
Starting level 20.
Wizard now has extra fight power.
No need to fight that little lot. The exit is just here.
If you wait too long the walls just disappear!
Starting level 22 with some light combat.
Surrounded by enemies. That’s Gauntlet!