161 reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this game

Gauntlet is a fantasy-themed hack and slash dungeon type game originally released in 1985.

Bring back a little bit of the 1980's nostalgia gaming with this "Gauntlet Clone", hack and slash your way through Arcade, Custom (user-designed maps or developer), ZXSpectrum,NES levels of warrant mayhem and destruction.

Take the lead of one of the main characters Warrior (Thor), Valkyrie (Thyra), Wizard (Merlin) or Elf (Questor) and pick your wits against ghosts, grunts, demons and others, it's your turn to remember what gaming was all about in that classic time period of 1985.


In this current version, large amounts effort has been made to make the graphics feel more 1985, what with new UI graphics been designed and use less smoothing, also the underpinning of the game has been redesigned, from the ground up this is the biggest change since it’s first release in 2016.


In this current version “October 2020” gamepad controllers have been implemented tested devices are XBOX, PS4, and 8BitDo, other controllers may work. If lag is an issue and you can do so plug it directly into the device, as it’s a fast-paced game so everything can keep up.

Map Editor

I've added the facility to make your own maps using a Custom Map Editor. You can download this from the website, why not get a little fame when others play your level(s) you have created, all we need is a level name, your developer name, and a description if you want, just create them and send the maps to use, a complete explanation is provided.

Game Play

The game will work on any resent device, but the larger device “none gamepad” you can use the better, as the sensitivity is key here; the game has been played on multitude of real devices form 6-10 inch, and the larger the screen the better the experience.

Be aware that the controls work like the original (I cannot emphasis this enough), you cannot move and fire at the same time, if you want this feature, go to the main settings and change Classic to Modern (as requested by users).

Every effort is made to release new content in a timely matter.

Ads System:

There is an internal ad system but YOU, make the choice to use it or not, if your health is low, also the ad system is NOT pre-initialised so your data tariff is safe until you need to use the ads, but because of this they will take longer to start.

have fun and keep playing.
Updated on
Dec 24, 2021

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Ratings and reviews

142 reviews
Alex R
February 1, 2023
Although the idea to port a multiple platform version of Gauntlet sounds great, this is very problematic. Whatever version you choose will take you to a broken arcade port where controls stick, items missing, enemies are mindless drones &;you don't even have energy! Even the music is from Gauntlet II & death that appears on Level 8 is from the Spectrum version?! Buying the full version is the only option yet you need to watch videos??! Sounds are also wrong. This shouldn't have been released.
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The Little Games Studio
February 1, 2023
What you on about, from a spectrum clearly you have no concept of what a spectum is, they are all the same sprites but levels are from each machine, i made the choice not to create sprites from each machine, they are actually close to the arcade version its a 80/20 port, go to settings and change the control type from moderm to classic you will see
Martin Pilar
July 18, 2021
When I played the original arcade game back in the 80's alI I needed was one to two quarters in the slot, and it would last me over 2 hours (using the Wizard) and passing level 100. This game is a little tougher and the monsters are faster and solid food can be shot at and destroyed. Suggestion: an "easy" setting to slow down monster generation & speed. I am unable to tell if the game characters have their own unique strengths (elf=speed, thor=attack etc). Custom maps looks like a cool feature.
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The Little Games Studio
August 18, 2021
Sorry for the late reply, in this new release I'm doing i will take your information on board, hopefully by this time next week the new version will be out.
A Google user
June 5, 2019
I was super excited to see this game available as it brought back nostalgiac memories. After diving in iI realized its missing components I remembered and was looking forward too. 1st and most important is the upgrade potions. Please get the upgrades and thief in here. Its not gauntlet without them. I also miss the narrator and voice reactions, but can live without them. Id give 5 stars if you get the upgrade potions in and make this multiplayer (online), and Id pay extra for it no doubt.
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What's new

Added in a modern version of the new touch control system, it can be changed by going to the settings dialog and changing it from classic to modern, it makes it less harsh, also updated the settings dialog to make it easier to change the settings.

By updating the settings dialog, I've also reworded some of the information to be more descriptive.

Add two new NES maps.

Also updated some of the monster code, to make it more responsive.

Also takes into account the armour better of the hero.