Tuesday, 8 April 2014

G - Gauntlet! If JRR Tolkien did video games...

Atari made headlines with one of the first multi-player top-down adventure games with Gauntlet in 1985, which was soon ported to the major systems of the era. The CPC was on fine form with colourful dungeons, taxing mazes and a many sprites on-screen at once. It was even possible to play four people at a time, which was tricky with with 2 on a single keyboard. The character roaster became a staple for this style of game, and even made the jump to 3D when the Playstation was released in the form of Gauntlet Legends. A classic fantasy romp and one which was always great to return too.

Honourable Mentions - Galactic Plague, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Green Beret

Amstrad CPC Coverart - Tape Version


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