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
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Coinop.org Member Ratings / Comments
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."
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!!!!!"