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Two of my latest CPC game commentary videos' The excellent Gauntlet,


NRG: 5-10 Minutes of Gameplay - Gauntlet [Amstrad CPC] - YouTube


And it's also excellent sequel.


NRG: 5-10 Minutes of Gameplay - Gauntlet II [Amstrad CPC] - YouTube


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Re: Gauntlet 1 and 2 on CPC [Novabug's Retro Gameplay]
« Reply #1 on: 19:45, 30 January 15 »
Nice work!  :)
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Re: Gauntlet 1 and 2 on CPC [Novabug's Retro Gameplay]
« Reply #2 on: 21:33, 30 January 15 »
Two of my latest CPC game commentary videos' The excellent Gauntlet,


NRG: 5-10 Minutes of Gameplay - Gauntlet [Amstrad CPC] - YouTube


And it's also excellent sequel.


NRG: 5-10 Minutes of Gameplay - Gauntlet II [Amstrad CPC] - YouTube


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I completed Gauntlet and Deeper Dungeons expansion pack games, but never played Gauntlet 2. I do remember being utterly disapointed by Gauntlet 3 however. Time to grab the Gauntlet 2 DSK and play the weekend away I thinks


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Re: Gauntlet 1 and 2 on CPC [Novabug's Retro Gameplay]
« Reply #3 on: 22:36, 30 January 15 »
Yeah! And yes, 3 was .... terrible... lousy speccy port!

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Re: Gauntlet 1 and 2 on CPC [Novabug's Retro Gameplay]
« Reply #4 on: 23:43, 30 January 15 »
Especially with Gauntlet 2, its really quite impressive how much is going on and how fast and responsive the game is. The programmers did a great job.
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Re: Gauntlet 1 and 2 on CPC [Novabug's Retro Gameplay]
« Reply #5 on: 00:27, 31 January 15 »
So true. For Gauntlet 3 it wouldn't be so hard to make it fair:
- Use all four colors of Mode 1 instead of only two
- Use hardware scrolling (split screen) instead of software scrolling (5x faster)
- Add CPC specific screen routines

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Re: Gauntlet 1 and 2 on CPC [Novabug's Retro Gameplay]
« Reply #6 on: 02:59, 07 February 15 »
#cough# and make it a network multiplayer Diablo game...#cough##cough#

 ;D

seriously concerning Gauntlet 3 :

classic lazy speccy port...
Can get the sprite in 3 colours + transparency with same Data amount, just another routine... otherwise, more RAM could give backgrounds in 4 colours as well.
Oh wait, it already uses 128K as it was a speccy128 port...


but yeah, had it looked like Head over heel instead of MoleculeMan, it could have been a real CPC hit.
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Re: Gauntlet 1 and 2 on CPC [Novabug's Retro Gameplay]
« Reply #7 on: 18:19, 05 April 16 »
Sorry for bringing up an old thread, but I've just converted the patched " Gauntlets " to hfe format for my HxC.

The game were patched by @Urusergi for the GX4000 conversions.

The patched games let you use both the Joypads with Fire Button 2 being used for magic.

- D & F moved to Z & X (beceause F & Joy2 B2 are the same key)
- P is pause or cheat mode

I'm happy to say the games appear to work great on the original cpc with the following adaptor

AMSTRAD CPC 464 / 664 / 6128 TWO 2 X JOYSTICK / GAME PORT Y ADAPTER CABLE | eBay

I've uploaded the disks including hfe format here, incase you want to play these great games on your original cpc with the adaptor and a couple of joypads.  :D

« Last Edit: 18:27, 05 April 16 by Phantomz »