Gauntlet II (ガントレット2)

Released in 1986

Developer: Atari
Manufacturer: Atari
Distributor: Atari

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Game Summary

Sequel to Gauntlet. Multiplayer (up to 4) exploration/shooting game with RPG elements. More varied monsters/walls/items and higher difficulty than its predecessor.

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Horizontal-mounted Raster monitor
336 x 240 Resolution
Colors: 1056 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

MC68010 cpu @ 7 Mhz
M6502 cpu @ 1 Mhz
YM-2151 audio @ 3 Mhz
Pokey audio @ 1 Mhz
TMS5520 audio

Mame ROMs

gaunt2, Gauntlet II

Game Details

Gauntlet II is the second in Atari's Gauntlet series, followed in the arcades by 1998's Gauntlet Legends. Gameplay is exactly as it was in the original, with some new twists, including:

  • the ability to choose any character to play
  • new harder-to-kill monsters and smarter old ones
  • invisible, moving, and secret walls
  • new magic items such as repulsiveness and super shots
  • mazes that change orientation
  • new floor tiles such as force fields and fake exits
  • a secret room with event-generated hints to get into it
  • more advanced play techniques
Gauntlet II did not have as successful a run in arcades as its predecessor, but it fared better than most Gauntlet clones (such as Data East's Shackled and Sega's Alien Syndrome, among others). It was far more successful in 16-bit home computer translations than even Gauntlet was, thanks to software publishers US Gold in Europe and Mindscape in North America.

Designed by Ed Logg, now working under contract for Atari Games porting recent titles to Nintendo64.

- contributed by Duane V. White



Gauntlet II control panel
control panel


Gauntlet II cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Gauntlet II title screen
title screen
Gauntlet II gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Gauntlet II promotional flyer
promotional flyer

"Maybe" Images

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Gauntlet II cabinet - anyone have a better photo?Gauntlet II control panel

Coinop.org Member Ratings / Comments

***** by brettjohnson. Comment: "Gauntlet II is very addictive and is most fun when playing with a large group of people. Any arcade game that is more fun with more people is a great game in my opinion." 2001-08-29 15:36:59Z

**** by shinobi1. Comment: "The only people who have ever finished this excellent but unfair game are now very poor and have extremly bloodshot eyes. Believe me I was there!!!!!" 2005-07-15 16:25:29Z

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