Gauntlet

3.4
150 reviews
5K+
Downloads
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.

Design

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.

Gamepads

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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3.4
150 reviews
A Google user
October 31, 2018
I like the game, a lot. But there are so many flaws. Touch zones are off and i have to tap around for menu buttons and selections to work. No way to hit back, or exit a level to menu. Also, according to the app store this contains ads, which is weird because its paid only.
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The Little Games Studio
January 31, 2019
The only ad if you want too is to get more health, just like what you would do in the arcade, with coins, but this is with an ad much cheaper.
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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A Google user
May 5, 2019
i really love this game, i used to play it years ago when i was a kid. i love the fact that you can play it without wifi too..not many games you can. i just dont like the joystick part to much as the character gets stuck a lot and i keep getting slaughtered lol..plus the game seems to freeze alot when the bombs start shooting at me, they just get stuck,and start shaking on the screen but 5 stars for sure
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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.