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|Genre:||Hack and slash RPG|
|Game modes:||Up to 4 players simultaneously|
|Controls:||Joystick (49-pos. optical); |
|Type:||Raster, medium resolution|
|Uses the 3DFX chipset for graphics.|
Gauntlet Legends is an arcade game released in 1998 by Atari Games. It is a fantasy themed action game, a sequel to 1985's popular Gauntlet and 1986's Gauntlet II. Its unusual features for an arcade game included passwords and savable characters, enabling players to play over the course of a long period of time. It was a role-playing game, though with very limited role-playing.
The simplicity of the original Gauntlet series is still here: You have to find your way out of a maze using keys, secret passages, and switches. In your way are hordes and hordes of enemies, endlessly reproducing themselves from generators painfully spread around the gigantic, menacing levels.
One of the more fascinating things of the original versions of Gauntlet was the booming voice that informed you of conditions, status, information, etc. Now the voice has been beefed to include all sorts of happenstances, including the very fun "Red Wizard, insert coins to regain health", followed by "Red Wizard, insert coins right now!".
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