Veröffentlicht Oktober 1985 (4-Spieler)
Mai 1986 (2-Spieler)
Entwicklerfirma Atari Games
Vertriebsfirma Atari Games
Spielnummer 443
Designer Ed Logg
Genre Hack and Slash, Dungeon Crawl
Steuerung Joystick + 2 Buttons
Spieler 1–4 bzw. 1–2 (gleichzeitig)
Prozessor Motorola 68010 @ 7,15909 MHz
MOS 6502 @ 1,789772 MHz
Audio Stereo
Yamaha YM2151 @ 3,579545 MHz
Atari Pokey @ 1,789772 MHz
Texas Instruments TMS5220 @ 650,826 kHz
Video Rasterbildschirm, horizontal, Auflösung 336×240
Bauformen Upright, 4 Spieler
Upright, 2 Spieler
Arcadesystem Atari Gauntlet
Abmessungen H×B×T 4 Spieler: 183×74×94 cm
Gewicht: 159 kg
Produktion 7848 4-Spieler-Geräte
Anmerkungen Eine abgespeckte Version des Spiels ist auch auf der Nintendo PlayChoice Arcadeplattform erschienen.
Wertung KLOV/IAM 3.52/5

Atari Games Gauntlet

Beschreibung / Werbetext (englisch)
More magic, more profit than you ever imagined!

GAUNTLET incorporates many of the attractive characteristics of today's popilar fantasy role-playing games. The medieval theme provides an exciting setting for players to act out fantasies of non-stop combat and conquest.

Four quarters at once!
Gauntlet is a revolution! It's a new multiple-player add-a-coin concept that brings operators maximum earnings power. Up to four players can play at the same time. New players can enter a game in progress at any time.

The cast of characters.
The Heroes: THOR, the Warrior, THYRA, the Valkyrie, MERLIN the Wizard, QUESTOR the Elf. The Villains: Ghosts, Grunts, Demons, Lobbers, Sorcerers, Death, The Thief. The action begins as the player(s) choose a character to portray and enter the game by depositing the correct amount of coins in the slot corresponding to each of the four heroes. Erach of the four characters has many unique capabilities. For example, THYRA the Valkyrie has strong armor, THOR the Warrior is skilled at hand-to-hand combat, QUESTOR the Elf has the fastest speed, and MERLIN the Wizard, the best magic.

Super fast action play stresses cooperation.
The object of the game is to survive the monster attacks for as long as possible while competing for food, treasure and magic potions. Players must also search the maze to find the exit to the next level. Playing as a team gives players the best chance for survival. How long a player lasts depends on the player's "health". Health is lost by contact with the monsters and as a function of elapsed time.
Konsolen- und Computerumsetzungen
Gauntlet (Amstrad CPC)
Gauntlet (Apple II)
Gauntlet (Apple IIgs)
Gauntlet (Apple Macintosh)
Gauntlet (Atari ST, US Gold)
Gauntlet (Commodore 64)
Gauntlet (MSX)
Gauntlet (Nintendo Entertainment System, Tengen)
Gauntlet (PC/MS-DOS)
Gauntlet (Sega Master System, Tengen)
Gauntlet (Sinclair ZX Spectrum)

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