Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Gauntlet'

Rating:5 User: Alessandro Grussu

Gauntlet is a great conversion of the arcade game which spawned a whole genre of titles featuring characters running along maze corridors fighting enemies and looking for treasures, keys, food etc.

As in the coin-op, graphics are simple but they serve their purpose quite well; sound is nice, especially on Spectrums with AY sound capabilites; gameplay is frantic and often claustrophobic due to the variety and large number of adversaries. A large number of mazes, each with its different layout, adds even more depth to the game.

A bona fide classic indeed!