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Gauntlet Legends (Dreamcast)

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Title Screen

Gauntlet Legends

Developer: Midway Games West
Publisher: Midway Games
Platform: Dreamcast
Released in US: May 30, 2000
Released in EU: July 21, 2000


MovieIcon.png This game has unused cinematics.


Gauntlet Legends is an enhanced port of an arcade game released in 1998 by Atari Games. It is a fantasy themed hack and slash styled dungeon crawl game, a sequel to 1985's popular Gauntlet and 1986's Gauntlet II.

Unused Legal Screen

GauntletLegendsDC-legalmv1.png

legal.mv1 is an odd, unused legal screen. The file itself is a single frame FMV.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Version Differences

The Dreamcast version is an amalgamation of the original Arcade version, the Nintendo 64/Playstation versions, and the expansion Gauntlet: Dark Legacy.

  • There's a hub where you can select the realms, the Arcade version just had a level select screen. The hub is completely different from the Nintendo 64 and Playstation versions too.
  • There's no store in the hub. And the store can only be accessed after beating a stage like in the original Arcade game.
  • Items are consumed automatically (except keys and potions) when picked up inside a level, like in the original Arcade game.
  • It includes all 8 character classes, the Poisoned Fields and Mausoleum stages from the expansion Gauntlet: Dark Legacy.
  • It has the 7 realms from the Nintendo 64 and Playstation versions, however, it retains the Desert and Forest realms from the Arcade version and disregards the Ice and Town realms from the console versions.
  • The secret mazes used to unlock the hidden characters in the console versions are gone. Characters are now unlocked with passwords.
  • The level design in some stages was completely redone.
  • The physics engine was redone.
  • There's a block button.
  • Includes the Turbo gauge to perform special attacks.
  • Some of Sumner's dialogue references secret levels that are only on the Playstation version.
  • The ending combines the final real time cutscene from the Arcade, the final FMV cutscene from the Playstaion version, and the fake ending FMV cutscene from Gauntlet: Dark Legacy. However, the Playstation cutscene shows the Ice and Town realms, which are actually not in the Dreamcast version.