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Gauntlet (1986)

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3d Realms released Gauntlet in the year 1986. Gauntlet is a old fantasy action game, part of the Gauntlet series. Gauntlet is protected, runs on DOS and can be played by up to 2 players. Gauntlet can be described by the keywords: fantasy, coin-op conversion.

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  • Gauntlet 1
  • gauntlet-1.jpg
  • gauntlet-2.jpg
  • Gauntlet box cover
All the screenshots were taken by Abandonware DOS.
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Trivia, facts, etc.

Released during the emergence of popularity of role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, the game was a sensation, being the one of the first true dungeon crawl arcade games.

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

  • multiplayer:
    same screen (split or single) (1-2 players)
  • input:
    keyboard, joystick
  • graphics:
    CGA, EGA, Tandy
  • sound:
    PC speaker
  • popularity: 3049 page views
  • DOSBox compatibility:
    • v 0.70
      95% - supported
    • v 0.61
      90% - supported
    • v 0.58
      00% - broken


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