Title Gauntlet 2 Game Type Shoot-em-up Publisher US Gold Players 1 to 4 (With Parallel Port Adaptor) Compatibility OCS/ECS KS1.3, KS 2.04 HD Installable No Submission Keith Scroggins (firstname.lastname@example.org) Review Gauntlet 2 is an Atari Games arcade classic, and its translation to the Amiga is no less than fabulous! Every element from the arcade game is included, all the secrets, and the sounds are even digitized. For those that do not know what the game Gauntlet 2 is, here is a quick description. It is a never ending overhead shooter. Your view is directly overhead like Pac Man. You have a choice of playing as a Warrior, a Valkarie, an Elf, or a Wizard. Each of these characters has their strong and weak points in different categories such as speed, fighting ability, power, armour, and magic. Your object is to find the exit to each maze you are placed in. The mazes contain elements to put a stop to your progress like ghosts, demons, grunts, sorcerers, death, and even a red dragon in some mazes. You collect keys to open doors and trigger traps to open walls to get to other parts of mazes. You collect food to keep your health up and stay alive. You kill monsters and collect treasures to get points. There are also magic potions, which can aid in monster killing, and special magic potions which can increase a charater's attributes. Every few levels players are placed in a treasure room, where they have a time limit to collect treasures and find the exit. If the exit isn't found, no points are given for the treasures collected. There are also secret rooms which players can get into. There are also some other little goodies, but you'll need to play the game to find out about those. Now, some wonder why this arcade translation is so good. The reason the arcade translation is almost perfect is because the arcade hardware is based on a 68010 chip, and uses digital sound (easily reproduced) and 4096 color pallette. Overall, I would say this game is a must have. It has the same unending challenge like some of the other classics such as Centipede and Pac Man, and yet it is simple to learn, and 4 players can get into the action. Plans for building the 4 player adaptor for this game are on the web, and they can be purchased from many Amiga dealers for about $13 US.