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Welcome to my Gauntlet Legends site. It contains things that you would want to know about this fantastic game. Have you ever played the original classics Gauntlet and Gauntlet 2? If you have you would remember the fun it was. Now there has been a sequel released in Late 1998-99. It is now in the arcades, so you should go out and play it now. If you are too lazy to go to the arcades you will have to wait till the PSX and N64 versions come out which will be in June or Spring this year. It is a total remake of the classic Gauntlet and Gauntlet 2. It is now in 3-d and there are more items, bosses and it has a storyline. If you like RPG's, like to spend money or have played the original Gauntlets and enjoyed them, YOU NEED TO PLAY THIS GAME!!!

Let me say that this site is an unofficial one. It doesn't have the approval of Atari. Atari owns everything associated with Gauntlet Legends. I made this website to help others. This is made from my information from playing the game, from friends who also play and from other websites. I recommend going to the Official Gauntlet Legends site which is http://www.midway.com/arcade/atari/gauntlet/index.html or the developer's site at http://www.midway.com/arcade/atari/gauntlet/web/g2.html so you can see their upcoming ideas they are planning. They also have screenshots from the game.

Here are some facts about Gauntlet Legends:
Gauntlet was originally released in 1985, and went on to become a player favorite in multiple arcade and home platform releases. The basic play of Gauntlet Legends is similar to the original. Up to four players at a time can explore the worlds, facing hordes of monsters, searching for treasure, avoiding traps, picking up and using magic, and making their way to the exits. In addition, players now have bosses to contend with, runestones to find, experience levels to boost, puzzles to solve, tons of new power-ups to discover, and a complete storyline to enjoy. Each of the four main worlds is inhabited by 13 different unique characters, including the boss. This breaks down as follows: 2 levels squishy small ground-dwelling guys (spiders, scorpions, snakes, or rats); 3 levels of goblin or lizard-like grunt; 3 levels of unique level-specific denizen (lava guys, tree guys, undead, or ghost armor); 1 unique golem; 1 unique suicide bomber, 1 lobber, 1 archer; 1 unique boss. In total, there will be well over 50 different types of enemies a player can face, all with their own unique intelligence and behavior patterns.

Things carried over from the original Gauntlet

- Four player play.
- Warrior, Valkyrie, Wizard character classes. The Elf is gone, replaced by the Archer.
- Returning: food, chests, traps, monster generators, magic, teleports, gold, Death, IT, transporters, some power-ups.
- Gone: Thief and Sorcerer.
- Magic and fight buttons.

New innovations

- Fully 3-D playfield, with stairs, moving elevators, surrounding ledges, intricate hidden areas, secret rooms and multiple levels of play.
- Character advancement. This is one of the coolest video game features ever! Characters get better the more they are played by gaining experience points. Up to 99 levels of experience can be gained and stored using passwords.
- Character attributes. Each character class has ratings for strength, armor, magic, and speed. These all increase with experience level and can be augmented with gold.
- As players gain levels, the characters actually change subtly, with the addition of better weapons, and they can gain flying "familiars" which add to their firepower!
- Four full worlds of play, with a fifth a secret "boss" world at the end.
- New Archer character class. A female replaces the original sexually-ambiguous elf.
- For each character class there are four distinct color-coded versions of that character - one for each kingdom.
- Bosses.
- Hidden characters.
- Good Wizard - this "narrator" character appears after each boss level to guide players.
- Turbo button - for use in melee fighting (special moves) and with Magic.
- Special moves. Each character has at least three classes of specials that inflict heavier damage. The specials are activated with the fight and turbo buttons.
- Multiple uses of Magic using Turbo button.
- Rune Stones. To get into the last world and beat the demon super boss, players will need to find all 12 Rune Stones.
- Tons of new power-ups - 35 in all!
- The Shop.
- Monster progression - tougher monsters are added as you get deeper into the worlds.
- Passwords.
- Suicide Bombers.
- Detailed storyline cinematics.

Hardware/controls

- 3Dfx Vegas board-set built around Voodoo II. - Characters automatically run when a joystick is positioned in one direction.
- 49-position joystick for ultimate precision.


News

DateNews
21/1/99Updated Character, Rune Stone and Key Possesion
6/2/99Updated Character, Rune Stone and Key Possesion
14/2/99Updated Character, Rune Stone and Key Possesion
10/7/99Changed most of website & more graphics
11/7/99Sorry, but i can't play Gauntlet Legends anymore until it comes to the Playstation and Nintendo 64. My local arcade has taken away and all my characters were on it, so I have decided to give up playing until I buy it when it comes to the consoles. I will update this site when I have bought the game.


My Characters, Rune Stone and Key Possession

So far I have only played 3 characters, the Warrior, the Minotaur and the Wizard. These are the Levels they are on and when I reached them. I haven't been playing long so that's why I took so long to get the Rune Stones and Keys.

DateCharacterLevelRune StonesBoss Keys
6/1/99Warrior500
21/1/99Warrior/Wizard20/201
6/2/99Warrior/Minotaur27/551
14/2/99Warrior3773


Introduction

I don't go to arcades much. I probably go about twice a month maybe more or less. One day I saw this machine with a new game sign on it. A few people were playing it. The game was called Gauntlet Legends. I remembered the other previous Gauntlets and thought this should be just as good. This game is better than good it is brilliant. Gauntlet Legends has had a few changes from the previous Gauntlets. The main things I saw from my first look was that it was in 3-D and there was a new button, the turbo button. The people playing were all level 1(Warrior, Wizard and Archer) so I watched them play until I had to go. I came back a few days later and since there wasn't anyone playing I started a new game. The first time I played I used 1 credit and died on the first stage. Then I played a couple more times and got to the third stage. A few days later I came back and finished the Mountain realm but I didn't know where the rune stones were. Let's get off the topic about my first experience and onto something else. I haven't been playing a lot so my warrior is at level 20 and my Wizard Level 2.I didn't know about secret characters so that's why I haven't used one yet but now I know because I looked it up on the Internet. I also found out that Gauntlet Legends is coming to the PSX and N64 around June or spring 1999. I can't wait for that. Let's go to the important stuff about the game.


Aim

The aim of the game is to destroy the demon Skorne. To do this, you have to become 1 of the 4 characters and find 4 keys and 12 hidden rune stones. The characters are a Valkyrie, a Warrior, a Wizard and an Archer. You receive the keys when you defeat the bosses of the 4 realms. The bosses are the Dragon in the Mountain Realm, the Chimera in the Castle Realm, the Spider Queen in the Forest Realm and the Genie in the Desert Realm. The realm stones are hidden in the 4 realms and there are 3 in each realm. Once you get the keys you can go to the Desecrated Temple and then the Altar of Skorne to kick Skorne's butt! When you beat Skorne and you don't have the rune stones you have to go back and find them then you can go to the Underworld and fight Skorne again. After that you have finished the game and you get a vacation and then you start all over again with the runestones but without the 4 keys.


Storyline/Plot

This is how I think the storyline or plot goes:
A great evil has descended upon the Four Realms. A foolish young wizard has freed the mighty demon Skorne, who for centuries has been held at bay by twelve mystical Rune Stones. Skorne, unable to destroy the Rune Stones, has cast them to the far corners of the great land. Empowered by his magic Gauntlets, Skorne calls forth his evil minions. Goblins, golems, and undead in seemingly infinite numbers swarm the Realms as Skorne embarks on a reign of terror to turn the once beautiful land into his terrifying playground.Just when things look blackest, four brave young heroes take up the cause of righteousness. To restore their land, they must find and assemble all twelve Runes, defeating all obstacles in their path. Laying in wait are the great Dragon, Chimera, Djinn, and Spider Queen - four legendary forces of evil who have joined sides with Skorne. The champions must finally journey to the secret Fifth Realm, where they will find if they have what it takes to overthrow the rule of Skorne. Gauntlet begins as the story of two brothers, both wizards. One is a good wizard, keeper of peace across the Four Realms. The other brother is foolish, and jealous of his brother's power.The Good Wizard is keeper of the The Twelve Mystical Rune Stones, ancient relics of power that together function as both portal and barrier. With the Runes, the Good Wizard can travel at will between the Four Realms. These Runes were kept safe in the Good Wizard's tower keep while he roamed the Four Lands.Jealous of his brother's status and power, the Foolish Wizard searches for a way to obtain power of his own. When the Good Wizard is away on a task, the Foolish Wizard steals into the keep and attempts to use the Runes to summon a powerful demon, confident he can force the evil creature to do his bidding. Underestimating the demon's power, the demon Skorne banishes him to the Underworld. Skorne then tears asunder the circle of Runes, and hides the pieces in the far corners of the Four Realms so that they may never be used against him.Skorne proceeds to summon his minions from the Underworld and sends them off to the Four Realms to drive the populace from their homes and establish a stronghold of power. Skorne enlists the aids of powerful evil beings that have been kept at bay by the humans - the Dragon, Chimera, Djinn, and Spider Queen form a vile alliance. The Good Wizard returns later to find the land in chaos. He battles Skorne and forces the Demon Prince to retreat to an abandoned cathedral. The Wizard's power is greatly taxed and he cannot enter the protected lair. Skorne has entrusted each of his greater minions with a magic key. Only these keys can break the wards of protection surrounding the cathedral. The Good Wizard uses his remaining power to summon a hero from each of the four kingdoms. He sends them off to defeat Skorne's minions, retrieve the keys to Skorne's lair, and recover the scattered rune-stones. With the keys, the heroes can enter Skorne's lair and banish him to the Underworld. Then, using the rune-stones, the heroes can follow Skorne to the Underworld and destroy him forever. Only then will the torturous reign of Skorne end, and the beauty of the Four Realms restored.


1. Starting Out
2. Movement, Control & Buttons
3. Characters
4. Enemies
5. Items
6. Level Descriptions
7. Bosses Guide
8. Rune Stone Locations
9. Gauntlet Treasure Rooms
10. Tips & Hints
11. Pictures
12. Links

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