Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Gauntlet'

Rating:5 User: zxspectrum128

Gauntlet is a maze game with lots of blasting action.
But that's not all there is to it.
You have to use your brains, too, in order to find a suitable way past or through the hordes of medievil opponents.
Speaking of opponents, there are quite a range of different ones, ranging from ghosts dashing straight at you up to death who eats away way too much energy if he gets hold of you.
The mazes are constructed with diligence.
You can master their challenges but quick thinking, quick reaction, precision and a reasonable bit of strategy are involved.

All in all - a true classic.
Even the rather simple graphics do not distract at all from the sheer brilliance of the game design.

The 512 levels are, however, only a part of the truth.
The levels repeat themselves if you really get far in this game.
If I remember correctly, there are about 32 different ones.
I recommend the wizard but your experience may be different.

4 different characters to play with entails 4 different strategies to tackle the mazes and enemies.

Once again, a true classic in my humble opinion.