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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 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.
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What's New

1 - Completely redesign the animation system, it now uses more traditional means.

2 - Added 7 Custom Levels.

3 - Rewritten a lot of the monster code, I'm hoping now it feels a little better to play, with the different monsters that are available.

4 - Dropped the initial health down from 2000 to 1500 as users were saying it was too high and unrealistic.

5 - Ghosts now should herding more realistically, I've spent a great deal of time trying to get the monsters to behave better.
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Additional Information

Eligible for Family Library
Eligible if bought after 7/2/2016. Learn More
March 8, 2021
Current Version
Requires Android
6.0 and up
Content Rating
Everyone 10+
Fantasy Violence
Offered By
The Little Games Studio
3 Mendip Road Weston-super-Mare BS23 3HA
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