History VideoGame / Gauntlet

26th Apr '17 5:04:19 PM Pinokio
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* GuestFighter: In ''Legends'' and ''Dark Legacy'', Pojo the Chicken from ''VideoGame/MaceTheDarkAge'' is playable temporarily when using Pojo's Egg, and is a playable character when entering a code.
16th Mar '17 3:45:14 AM Sabrewing
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* EarlyBirdCameo: The Dreamcast port of ''Legends'' included the new character classes from ''Dark Legacy'', as well as the Poison Field and Mausoleum levels.
14th Mar '17 1:20:42 AM Saurubiker
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* '''Gauntlet IV''' (1993) is actually a UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis port of the original arcade game, it's actually one of the first games developed by Japanese company [=M2=] (best known for their retro game ports for companies such as Sega and Konami). It features not only a faithful reproduction of the arcade version, but it also features an all-new quest mode with 50 floors and a new final boss.

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* '''Gauntlet IV''' (1993) is actually a UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis port of the original arcade game, it's actually game. It's notable for being one of the first games developed by Japanese company [=M2=] (best [=M2=], best known nowadays for their retro classic game ports for companies such as Sega and Konami). Konami. It features not only a faithful reproduction of the arcade version, but it also features an all-new RPG-like quest mode with 50 floors all new stages and a new proper final boss.
14th Mar '17 1:10:52 AM Saurubiker
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* '''Gauntlet IV''' for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis was a port of the first game with extra features, including a 50 level quest mode.

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* '''Gauntlet IV''' for the (1993) is actually a UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis was a port of the original arcade game, it's actually one of the first games developed by Japanese company [=M2=] (best known for their retro game with extra features, including ports for companies such as Sega and Konami). It features not only a 50 level faithful reproduction of the arcade version, but it also features an all-new quest mode.mode with 50 floors and a new final boss.
13th Mar '17 10:59:30 PM Saurubiker
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* '''Gauntlet: The Third Encounter''' (1990), developed by Epyx for the UsefulNotes/AtariLynx, it was originally intended to be a new IP titled ''Time Quests and Treasure Chests'', but was [[DolledUpInstallment repurposed]] as a ''Gauntlet'' sequel by Atari due to its similarities with the original arcade game. The objective of the game is to retrieve the extraterrestrial Star Gem from an ancient castle guarded by monsters powered by the jewel. The game consists of 40 levels and features eight classes to play as, with the Valkyrie and the Wizard being the only characters from the original ''Gauntlet'' to return (the rest of the roster being unusual non-fantasy archetypes such as a samurai, a punk rocker and a gunfighter).
* '''Gauntlet III: The Final Quest''' (1991), developed by Software Creations and published by U.S. Gold in Europe, was another step away from the traditional gameplay -- in fact, it was the game that inspired ''Gauntlet Legends.'' It was released for the 8-bit/16-bit computer platforms at the time: UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum, UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC, UsefulNotes/Commodore64, UsefulNotes/CommodoreAmiga and UsefulNotes/AtariST.

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* '''Gauntlet: The Third Encounter''' (1990), developed by Epyx for the UsefulNotes/AtariLynx, it was originally intended to be a new IP titled ''Time Quests and Treasure Chests'', but was [[DolledUpInstallment repurposed]] as a ''Gauntlet'' sequel by Atari due to its similarities with the original arcade game. The objective of the game is to retrieve the extraterrestrial Star Gem from an ancient castle guarded by monsters powered by the jewel. The game consists of 40 levels and features eight classes to play as, with the Valkyrie and the Wizard being the only characters from the original ''Gauntlet'' to return (the rest of the roster being unusual non-fantasy archetypes such as a samurai, an android, a punk rocker and a gunfighter).
* '''Gauntlet III: The Final Quest''' (1991), developed by Software Creations and published by U.S. Gold in Europe, was another step away from the traditional gameplay -- in fact, it was the game that inspired ''Gauntlet Legends.'' It was released for the 8-bit/16-bit various home computer platforms at the time: UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum, UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC, time in Europe (e.g. UsefulNotes/Commodore64, UsefulNotes/CommodoreAmiga [[UsefulNotes/CommodoreAmiga Amiga]] and UsefulNotes/AtariST.UsefulNotes/AtariST), it ditched the overhead perspective of the original arcade game in favor of an isometric perspective and featured some semblance of a plot. It consists of eight worlds and features eight playable characters, with the original ''Gauntlet'' quartet joined by four new heroes.
12th Mar '17 11:11:48 AM Saurubiker
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* '''Gauntlet II:''' Released in 1986, added more monsters and hazards and allowed all players to pick any of the four classes. It was also the last to be released in arcades for a while.
* '''Gauntlet: The Third Encounter''' (1990) was a DolledUpInstallment released only for the UsefulNotes/AtariLynx.
* '''Gauntlet III: The Final Quest''' (1991) was another step away from the traditional gameplay -- in fact, it was the game that inspired ''Gauntlet Legends.'' Released for the UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}, UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum, and other such late '80s / early '90s home computers.

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* '''Gauntlet II:''' Released in 1986, added more monsters and hazards and allowed all multiple players to pick any of play as the four classes.same classes. It was essentially MissionPackSequel, available as a conversion kit for the original ''Gauntlet'' arcade machine, as well as a dedicated cabinet. It was also the last to be released in arcades for a while.
* '''Gauntlet: The Third Encounter''' (1990) was a DolledUpInstallment released only (1990), developed by Epyx for the UsefulNotes/AtariLynx.
UsefulNotes/AtariLynx, it was originally intended to be a new IP titled ''Time Quests and Treasure Chests'', but was [[DolledUpInstallment repurposed]] as a ''Gauntlet'' sequel by Atari due to its similarities with the original arcade game. The objective of the game is to retrieve the extraterrestrial Star Gem from an ancient castle guarded by monsters powered by the jewel. The game consists of 40 levels and features eight classes to play as, with the Valkyrie and the Wizard being the only characters from the original ''Gauntlet'' to return (the rest of the roster being unusual non-fantasy archetypes such as a samurai, a punk rocker and a gunfighter).
* '''Gauntlet III: The Final Quest''' (1991) (1991), developed by Software Creations and published by U.S. Gold in Europe, was another step away from the traditional gameplay -- in fact, it was the game that inspired ''Gauntlet Legends.'' Released It was released for the UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}, UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, 8-bit/16-bit computer platforms at the time: UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum, UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC, UsefulNotes/Commodore64, UsefulNotes/CommodoreAmiga and other such late '80s / early '90s home computers.UsefulNotes/AtariST.
7th Feb '17 4:51:39 PM Shadi_Potter
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!! The book PATHS OF EVIL use these tropes:

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!! The book PATHS OF EVIL use uses these tropes:



* MythologyGag: Morgan notes that his food supply is running low. Orlando quips "Does this mean the {{wizard needs food badly}}?"
** Morgan the Wizard is an obvious reference to [[KingArthur Morgan Le Fay]].

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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Morgan notes that his food supply is running low. Orlando quips "Does this mean the {{wizard needs food badly}}?"
** Morgan the Wizard is an obvious reference to [[KingArthur Morgan Le Fay]].
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* {{Novelization}}: The book adapts Sumner's Tower, Forest Realm and Forsaken Province from ''Dark Legacy''.

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* {{Novelization}}: The book adapts Sumner's Tower, Forest Realm and Realm, Forsaken Province and Castle Stronghold from ''Dark Legacy''. Legacy''.
* OrphanedSeries: Due to the demise of the publisher.



* ShoutOut:
** Morgan the Wizard is an obvious reference to [[KingArthur Morgan Le Fay]].
** The Lich is [[Franchise/MortalKombat an undead who taunts you "COME HERE!"]]. Creator/MidwayGames was involved with both franchises.



* StillbornFranchise: Due to the demise of the publisher.
1st Feb '17 6:43:55 PM Shadi_Potter
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* CompositeCharacter: The Dark Lord Asrioth is a {{Lich}} (the Province boss) but he has the appearance and attacks of the Shadow Wraith (the Dream boss) from the games.

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* CompositeCharacter: The Dark Lord Asrioth is a {{Lich}} (the Province boss) but he has the appearance and attacks of the Shadow Wraith (the Dream boss) from the games.



* DistilledAdaptation: The book only had four runestones (where the heroes find two), while the Province and Castle realms are merged together with an undead army.


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* PragmaticAdaptation: The book mentioned four runestones exist (where the heroes find two); while the Province and Castle realms are merged together with an undead army.
1st Feb '17 6:40:21 PM Shadi_Potter
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* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: The latter is the boss of the Ice Domain.



* EldritchAbomination: The Shadow Wraith of the Dream World, and the demon Skorne.



* InstantDeathRadius: Death in the 2014 remake and Slayer Edition has been changed into an invulnerable OneHitKill creature. Not even magic can banish it unlike previous games. Death only appears on certain stages of Campaign and every 6th floor of Endless, which pursues the players until it has made a kill (or after some time), and then comes back again later.

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* InstantDeathRadius: Death in the 2014 20g14 remake and Slayer Edition has been changed into an invulnerable OneHitKill creature. Not even magic can banish it unlike previous games. Death only appears on certain stages of Campaign and every 6th floor of Endless, which pursues the players until it has made a kill (or after some time), and then comes back again later.



* OurGeniesAreDifferent: The Desert Realm's Genie boss comes from an urn, and is armed with SinisterScimitars. He also has one red eye, which he uses to [[Comicbook/Cyclops shoot optic blasts or sweep half the arena]].



** Arcade version items run for a limited time once they are picked up. In consoles, items are stocked in a personal inventory can be toggled on or off whenever you want.

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** Arcade version items run for a limited time once they are picked up. In consoles, items are stocked in a personal an inventory and can be toggled on or off whenever you want.want.
** A portal brings you to specific stages in the console versions. In the arcade, each realm is an entire stage, so if you miss a certain stone or item from a sub-stage, you can't go back unless you restart the whole realm from the beginning.


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* SpiderPeople: The Spider Queen, the boss of the Forest Realm.


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* CompositeCharacter: The Dark Lord Asrioth is a {{Lich}} (the Province boss) but he has the appearance and attacks of the Shadow Wraith (the Dream boss) from the games.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The book's cover features the Wizard, Valkyrie, and Elf, along with Dark Legacy's Knight and Dwarf. The latter two do not exist in the novel.
* DistilledAdaptation: The book only had four runestones (where the heroes find two), while the Province and Castle realms are merged together with an undead army.


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* SequelHook: The Spider Queen and Lich are defeated, and the rest of the demon lords are winding up. Still no mention of Garm, Skorne, or the other four heroes.
* StillbornFranchise: Due to the demise of the publisher.
31st Jan '17 10:27:44 PM Shadi_Potter
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* CreepyCathedral: The aptly-named ''Desecrated Temple'', which is overflowing with monster generators and rockin' OminousLatinChanting.



* {{Expy}}: The Necromancer in the most recent game can be seen as one for the Sorceress from ''Dark Legacy.''

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* {{Expy}}: The Necromancer in the most recent game can be seen as one for the Sorceress from ''Dark Legacy.'''' In fact, the Sorceress' Level 90 rank title is Necromancer.
** Thor is essentially Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian with a battle axe.



* FriendlyFireproof: In ''Gauntlet,'' shooting other players initially carries no penalty, but after enough levels, they will start to stun other players. Woe unto you if your allies are griefers.

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* FriendlyFireproof: In ''Gauntlet,'' shooting other players initially carries no penalty, but after enough levels, they will start to stun or even damage other players. Woe unto you if your allies are griefers.



* {{Golem}}: A notable enemy in ''Legends'' and ''Dark Legacy'', where each realm has its own golem motif. They are [[MightyGlacier heavy hitters and can soak up a lot of damage]], which means they are also a good source of experience.
** BearsAreBadNews: The Ice Domain in ''Dark Legacy'' is notable for having ''polar bears'' as the realm's golems. These bears' mouths have a more zombified look to it.



* InsurmountableWaistHighFence: The main weakness of golems in ''Legends'' and ''Dark Legacy'' is to lure them against a wall or fence and hack them down from the opposite side without fear of retaliation.



** Arcade version items run for a limited time once they are picked up. In consoles, items are stocked in a personal inventory can be toggled on or off whenever you want.



** Killing Golems often require [[TacticalWithdrawal a lot of backing up and shooting]]. Upon victory, the narrator remarks "I have never seen such bravery".



* SquishyWizard: In the original game, the Wizard takes full damage. Other characters have a reduction up to 40%. The Sorceress from ''Dark Legacy'' also counts as this.

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* SquishyWizard: In the original game, the Wizard takes full damage. Other characters have a reduction up to 40%.30%. The Sorceress from ''Dark Legacy'' also counts as this.



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!! The book PATHS OF EVIL use these tropes:

* AerithAndBob: We have Layla, Kore and then... Morgan and Orlando. Most of the book's {{NonPlayerCharacter/NPC}}s also have very ordinary (or at least real-world) names like Sebastian and Celeste.
* MythologyGag: Morgan notes that his food supply is running low. Orlando quips "Does this mean the {{wizard needs food badly}}?"
** Morgan the Wizard is an obvious reference to [[KingArthur Morgan Le Fay]].
** Sumner provides each of the four heroes with signet rings. These rings transform them into their respective secret characters: Minotaur for Warrior, Falconess for Valkyrie, Jackal for Wizard and Tigress for Elf.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Orlando the Warrior, Layla the Valkyrie, Kore the Elf Archer, and Morgan the Wizard. The setting is Viridus, while the game's individual realms are named like Buchanan Castle and Doomed Forest.
* {{Novelization}}: The book adapts Sumner's Tower, Forest Realm and Forsaken Province from ''Dark Legacy''.
* WritersCannotDoMath: While scouting the town infested with undead, Morgan counts 180 skeletons and 285 zombies. Orlando remarks "almost 400 enemies", which Morgan responds with "fighting 365 undead won't be easy".
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