Gauntlet was a popular arcade game in 1985, and, due to its runaway success, received several ports and sequels, culminating in Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows.
The gameplay is rather simple in nearly every incarnation. Players choose a character class from Warrior, Elf (or Archer), Wizard, or Valkyrie, then attempt to make it to the exit of a given area, all while fending off monsters and grabbing as much loot as possible. In the arcades (and certain early console versions), a character's health dwindled away, but could be recovered by collecting Food; however, the fierce opposition and grueling dungeon hazards meant that a lot of gamers lost a lot of money to this quarter-muncher. Nowadays, nearly every version of Gauntlet is available for home consoles, and the original arcade Gauntlet and Gauntlet II can be found in various cross-platform Midway Collections.
This is a Wiki about all things Gauntlet. We welcome contributors, especially those with in-depth knowledge and experience about the Gauntlet series, and encourage additions to our pages. If you are new to the series and just want to learn about it, then we suggest accessing the link for the first Gauntlet game above and going from there, or perhaps one of the character classes. Enjoy the wiki!
We welcome any contributions to the Gauntlet Wiki. That said, here are a few rules:
Before posting anything, verify that the information is factual. No guessing or outright vandalism, please.
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Also, the Gauntlet Wiki presents information in an "in-universe" fashion (this page excluded). Refrain from using 1st-person words, or words such as "player" or "game"; instead use "hero" or "adventure". For example, the sentence "Players shouldn't use Bomb Potions with the Warrior. Let other players take them." would be better written as "Warriors should ignore Bomb Potions in favor of a Wizard, if one is in the party.".
Don't be upset if someone edits your work, especially if it's only for clarification or spelling/grammar. This is a collaborative effort; the very nature of a wiki project means that many people are contributing for one goal. On that same token, don't automatically attribute an error to malice, if it can be explained by a simple lack of knowledge.