Gauntlet Legends (PlayStation)
This game has debugging material.
Gauntlet Legends is an enhanced port of a Nintendo 64 game released in 1999, which was based on 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 and marks the final game in the series to be produced by Atari Games.
In the LEVELS folder on the disc, where all the level data is stored, there is a file called LEVELS.TXT. The first line contains "levsel" (level select?) and there are some levels (test) that indicate debug testing but the level data does not appear to be on the disc.
levsel mount1 mount2 mount3 mount4 mount5 mount6 mount7 castle1 castle6 castle3 castle4 castle5 castle2 town1 town2 town3 town4 town5 battle1 battle1b battle2 battle2b battle3 boss1 boss2 ice1 ice1b ice1c ice2 ice2b ice3 ice3b ice3c ice4 ice4b ice5 jungle3 desert4 hell1 hell2 secret1 secret2 secret3 secret4 secret5 secret6 test shop select
While the Playstation version is based on the Nintendo 64 version, the game introduced several new additions and changes:
- Four player capability was removed, maximum amount of players is now two.
- The hub area has been redesigned completely, and the store now has its own area. In the Nintendo 64 version, you had to talk to Sumner first.
- You are no longer able to buy stat boosts from the store. You can only boost your stats by leveling up.
- It brings back from the Arcade the short FMV cutscenes before entering the first 4 realms, however, only the Mountain and Castle realm FMVs are used since two realms from the Arcade version were removed.
- Before entering a stage, a title card introducing the stage is used as the loading screen. In the Arcade version, a map screen was used.
- Many stages were modified, some are more compact, others have new segments.
- It's missing a lot of voice samples, like the ones used to describe what items do, when you level up, when a Rune is found, etc.
- Game was made much easier, and enemies come out in much smaller droves. In the previous versions, the screen would get filled with enemies if not defeated.
- Has several cheat codes enabled by entering your name as some of the development staff's nicknames shown during the credits.
- The ending is a FMV cutscene completely different from the real time Arcade and Nintendo 64 endings.
- The credits are shown after the ending. In the Arcade and Nintendo 64 versions, the credits were shown after the intro.
- After beating the game, you gain access to an extra realm composed of four stages. Two of those stages are based on the Forest and Desert realms from the Arcade version, which are not used in the Nintendo 64 or Playstation versions.
- There's an unlockable sound test and movie viewer. The soundtest has music for a stage called Acid Swamp, which is not present in this version.
|The Gauntlet series|
|NES||Gauntlet • Gauntlet II|
|Nintendo 64||Gauntlet Legends|
|Game Boy Advance||Gauntlet Dark Legacy|
|PlayStation 2||Gauntlet Dark Legacy|
|GameCube||Gauntlet Dark Legacy|
|Xbox||Gauntlet Dark Legacy|