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Gauntlet Legends

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Reviewed by I first experienced this great game in the arcade, awesome graphics, great levels, great challenge, but the best part was the multi player. It was bliss. So, a few months later my birthday came along and guess what? I got one of my favorite games for Nintendo 64. Oh man, it's just as good as in the arcade.

Graphics 8 out of 10

The graphics are awesome. The players look realistic and the ogres are down right disgusting! There is never any fog or draw-in, there are some slowdowns in the first level with more than 1 player playing, but the expansion pak fixes most of that. The bosses look great but need more detail. I think the best part is the special powers. Unluckily, there is only one cinematic video, and that's the introduction to the game. Over all, the great detail, no draw-in or fog, and rare slowdown is a great aspect of this game.

Music and Sound 7 out of 10

The sound effects are great, from the grunts of the warrior to the voices without static. In just a few minutes, Gauntlet fans will be in heaven with the voices of the announcer going "Red warrior is about to die", or "You found a rune stone!" The music needs a lot of help, it gets old sometimes, and some levels don't even have music.

Game Challenge 9 out of 10

The challenge isn't really the AI of the enemy, it's the sheer number of them coming at you from all sides at once. In one second you could come from 3 pike ogres to a gollem and 30 hammer ogres at once!

Game Play-Fun 10 out of 10

This game is one of the greatest games on the 64. Diverse mazes, labyrinths, and boss levels come up to a number of 27 levels! from a field of grass full of zombies to the bottom of hell! And with multi player, you can pass hours upon hours of time and it feels like only minutes. It took my friend and me together 2 days to get to the final boss, Skorne.


There is some frustration with all games, and there is no acception to this. The camera is always going in different directions in multi player trying to keep up with the players. And at level one, it gets very frustrating going against over 50 enemies at once.

Replayability 10 out of 10

With trying to get to level 99, or getting all the rune stones and obelisks, or just having a bad day and wanting to destroy something, this game has it all. And with up to 4 players, the replay value triples.

Game Value 10 out of 10

With 3 exclusive worlds only on the 64 version, this game is definitely worth the 50 dollars. And it's even better with the expansion pak.

Overall 9 out of 10

Overall, this is one of the greatest games for the 64. It's right up there with Super Mario 64 and Goldeneye. Even if you don't like one player games, you should get this for the multi player.

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