Saturday, October 8, 2011
Gauntlet II (NES Game)
Gauntlet II is very similar to the first Gauntlet, but with the following differences: 1) Gauntlet II has much better graphics than its predecessor. The textures are more dungeon-ish, and your character and his/her enemies all look a lot more like what they're supposed to be. 2) The voice that was missing in the first game is present in Gauntlet II. It sounds just like the arcade original. Any time the red warrior needs food, that glorious 8-bit voice will tell you all about it. It may seem a small thing, but it is a big part of Gauntlet's undeniable charm. Even when Gauntlet made the jump to consoles such as the Playstation 2, they kept the same voice. 3) If you have a Four-Score, you can play Gauntlet II in 4 player mode. There aren't too many 4 player games for the NES, and I would go so far as to say that Gauntlet II is as good as you'll do for 4 player NES action.