Gauntlet Legends - Dreamcast

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Also for: PlayStation, N64
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Midway Soft. Co.: Midway
Publishers: Midway (GB)
Released: 21 Jul 2000 (GB)
Ratings: 15+
Accessories: Visual Memory Card, Vibration Pack


As an update to an “eighties” classic, Gauntlet Legends has a lot to live up to. This old arcade-turned-home console game once again gets to re-live its past memories in a brand new 128-bit Dreamcast version complete with full 3D environments.

To begin Gauntlet Legends you must first choose one of four character classes (there’s another five hidden). Initially you can be the Archer, Valkyrie, Warrior or Wizard. Each class has different strengths and weaknesses, such as the Warrior having superior strength or the Archer being quicker on her feet. After a little experimentation you should find a character suited to your preferred playing style. Remember that you are one of the heroes who have been summoned forth by the benevolent wizard Sumner to rid the four worlds of Gauntlet of the evil demon Skorne and his minions. Within each world you must find the special obelisks you’ll need to attempt such a task. While game levels are seemingly simple, as you progress further into the game challenges become vast and complex, requiring great consideration to accomplish. For the lucky owners of a Dreamcast, Midway has incorporated some levels exclusive to the little white box.

Gauntlet Legends is a non-stop action adventure with role-playing elements. “Use keys to open chests,” “Wizard needs food badly.” There is a nice mix of nostalgia and freshness when playing this game. With a massive and challenging world, characters that evolve and a two-player co-operative option, Gauntlet Legends is a worthy update to an ageing classic.