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PorkPieGuy
10-25-2007, 11:09 AM
I woke up this morning with a weird question. Do you guys remember the video game called "The Gauntlet"? (circa 1985)

The players could be Valkarie, the Wizard, the Elf, or the Warrior. It was one of the first games where 4 people could play at once.

Here's a screenshot:

http://mapwow.com/blog/uploaded_images/Gauntlet_arcade_gold_selling_screenshot-758088.png

Was there actually an end to this game or was it set up on some sort of loop? Did the NES version actually have an end? Did the arcade version? We would usually just play it until we got bored.

Just curious to see if anyone knew if there was an end to either the arcade version or the NES version of this game.

jyee
10-26-2007, 03:21 PM
good question... i always played it til i got bored, so i never reached one. I found this while googling:

The Almost Ultimate Gauntlet I FAQ, Last Updated: 4/2/96 Authors: Eric
Crabill Dave Hallock

Q: Does Gauntlet I have an ending? A: No. I have played Gauntlet I to
level 999 and beyond. After level 999, the next level is level 8 (it
wraps around).

Avocet
10-27-2007, 10:10 AM
In my soon-to-be-wild teens video game arcades were very popular and were generally pretty nicely furnished. One night I blew a bunch of money with three other people standing around a tabletop version of Gauntlet.

Dragon after dragon, level after level, hour after hour. No end.

But it was still kinda fun.

dahn8
10-27-2007, 04:59 PM
according to wikipedia, the arcade game didnt have an ending but the nes version did after 100 levels:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gauntlet_%28arcade_game%29

PorkPieGuy
10-29-2007, 10:09 AM
Did you know that there was actually and end to Galaga? The game completely locked up at stage 255.