YMMV / Gauntlet

  • Awesome Music:
    • The Sega Genesis installment, Gauntlet 4, has a soundtrack scored by Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata. Their involvement with the game also happens to be a very late moment of fan rejoicing with people discovering the game through emulation.
    • The Desecrated Temple, especially the N64 version.
    • The Castle Courtyard from Legends.
  • Game-Breaker:
    • Sumner in Dark Legacy, who has max stats in all areas. Though the difficulty in unlocking him makes him largely a Bragging Rights Reward.
    • Whenever the Archer gains certain power-ups, all her arrow shots using Double Bow and BFG are imbued with that property. Now, give her BFG with a 5-way Shot and Super Shot and she'll be a one-woman siege machine who can kill bosses within seconds.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Wizard Needs Food Badly".
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • In Dark Legacy, the Dream World's aptly titled Nightmare level is pretty much the literal take on this.
    • The Shadow Wraith, the Dream World's boss, is this too.
    • Special mention goes to the Lich, who is the Guardian of the Forsaken Province and, if we're going in order of availability, the first boss. He breaks out of his tomb, unimpales his head from the shaft of the axe that was likely used to behead him, places it on his neck with icky bone-cracking noises, then grabs his axe and laughs. During the fight, he occasionally taunts the heroes by whispering "Come here..." in a sinister tone. The guy has exposed flesh and bone, and can spit out bloody chunks that spawn maggots. While the fight is easy (especially if you have the Book of Protection, and that's not even counting the levels you would have gained by the time you acquire it), this colossus is perhaps the most memorable boss in the game for this trope.