|Gauntlet Legends Review by: Marcmoney
Gauntlet Legends Review
Overall - 10
Gauntlet Legends on the Nintendo 64 is one of the best games I have played ever since I was young. I am a big Gauntlet fan (except for Gauntlet Seven Sorrows on PS2) and I still have this game on this day. I would play it all the time with my friends and family. This game is very fun, I guarantee you.
Graphics - 9
The graphics are a bit good. I would not say that it is perfect, but it is less realistic. The effects are "OMG" the best. So awesome that there is no words to describing it. It is amazing.
Sound - 9
The music really gets you into the game. There is a narrator-like person that talks in the game and that person has a really cool voice. The sound effects are good, it sounds like your actually hitting the person and sounds like you are throwing your object at the enemies. Everything in this game sounds very good.
Addictiveness - 10
Whenever I start to play this, I would not stop till I beat the game. That is how fun it is to me. You can even be 4 different heroes in the game with 4 different colors. It is so fun to play as them and beat the game with them.
Story - 10
The story is very cool. It starts out with this wizard that tries to get rid of this giant demon-looking creature, but fails and it is up to you to stop this creature and banish it forever. It is more interesting to see it than to explain it.
Depth - 10
The game is huge. It has 5 different worlds with about 5 to 7 levels in it. The cool thing is that there are some heroes that are animals and you can unlock them by finding the door in the random levels. There are 4 of them and obviously they represent the 4 heroes that are human. One is a Minotaur, one is a Valkyrie, one is a Tigress, and the other one is a Jackal. They look really cool and the best part about it is that if you get tired of using the person you are, you can change your character into one of the 4 heroes in the game (you can only change to be the animals, not the humans. Do not know why). Another thing about this game is that there is the yellow wizard (pretty much looks like the one in the story) and he can give you hints, tips, and secrets. You can also shop things from him, which really helps. Mentioning the items, there are a lot of items you can use and they really help a lot. You can save them by pressing a certain button and you can activate it whenever you want to.
Difficulty - 4
The game is not that hard, but if you are having trouble in the game. I would recommend leveling up. Yes, you can level up your character and get stronger. It goes up to either 99 or 100 (I think it is 99) and it really helps if you level up a lot if you are having difficulties. I do not think there is no problem with any of the enemies in the game. They are pretty much the same, but look different in different worlds and some of them can shoot things at you like arrows or fireballs.
Wrap Things Up...
Gauntlet Legends on the Nintendo 64 is the greatest game of all times on this console. I highly recommend playing this game. It is a whole lot of fun and it is even more fun playing with friends and family.
Graphics 9 Sound 9 Addictive 10 Depth 10 Story 10 Difficulty 4
Gauntlet Legends Box Description: Arm yourself and up to 3 friends, for adrenaline-drenched 4-player action in the legendary Gauntlet universe. Destroy evil forces in the 7 kingdoms! Experience 3 never-before-seen worlds filled with new enemies, traps and treasures! Use powerful sorcery, exotic power-ups and new "Items of Legend" to save the Realm from the Demon Lord Skorne! Choose from the 4 classic characters (and unlock 5 hidden characters) to fight hordes of vile enemies and 6 vicious bosses! Become part of the Gauntlet saga by solving over 20 magical quests complete with new in-engine cinematics to tell the rich storyline!
Gauntlet Legends Description: As many as four (Expansion Pak required) can band together in an epic quest through seven magical worlds -- three of which are brand-new to the home version -- to defeat the vile Skorne. The nonlinear action begins in a hub, which leads to the worlds, each with two to five levels. You can complete a level in one world, then move to another world, returning later to finish a new level in the first world. Developer Atari Games has delivered four new characters in addition to the four in the arcade version. Each character will have unique special attacks. Controller Pak support will allow players to team their evolving characters. Enemies, bosses, power-ups, music and sound effects are all getting radical makeovers. Atari is busily remapping carryover levels and cooking up devious new puzzles and hiding places for items, so don't even think of cribbing from the coin-op version.
Graphical updates include real-time lighting, which is nowhere to be found in the arcade version. The N64 Expansion Pak pushes plenty of polygon-based enemies onto the screen. The essential action -- team up with others, find keys, magic, runes and other items, and beat the stuffing out of anyone in your way -- remains unchanged from the arcade hit. Atari has delivered a far meatier storyline, though, spiffed up by cinema cut-scenes at the successful conclusion of a world.
: Animated Blood, Animated Violence
Loose Value: (beta)
Complete Value: (beta)
New Value: (beta)