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Similar to the previous games in this series. The designers have made each of the eight realms extremely deep and complex. Each realm has its unique challenges, from fire-breathing dragons to fang-toothed goblins to maniacal boss monsters.

Gauntlet Dark Legacy was produced by Midway Games in 2000.

Midway Games released 53 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Midway Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Games during the time period Gauntlet Dark Legacy was produced include: Invasion, Touch Master 7000, Carnevil, Cruis'n Exotica, Hydro Thunder, Blitz 2000 NBA Showtime combo console, Cart Fury, Touch Master Infinity, Offroad Thunder, and Skins Game


Name Gauntlet Dark Legacy
Developer Midway Games (United States)
Year 2000
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7924
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 49-position optical
  • Buttons: 3 - FightMagicTurbo
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

In ancient times, the evil mage-wizard Garm uses the thirteen magical runestones to summon the evil demon, Scorne. Unfortunately, he was betrayed. Scorne imprisoned Garm in the Underworld and scattered the thirteen runestones across the eight realms so they might never be used against him. Now, after being summoned by a man named Summoner, you must regather the runestones as either the Warrior, Wizard, Valkerie, Sorceress, Jester, Dwarf, Knight, or Archer.

Game Play

This game is very similar to the previous game Gauntlet Legends except the players can each choose to be up to eight different characters instead of just four although the game can only have up to four players.

Besides the Warrior, the Valkyrie, the Wizard and the Archer, the four newest player characters include the Knight, the Sorceress, the Dwarf and the Jester.

Each of the new characters have distinct characteristics and fighting styles. The Knight uses a sword like the Valkyrie, the Sorceress uses magic like the Wizard, the Dwarf is a hammer-flinging fiend with awesome strength and the Jester can strategically lob bombs at his enemies. This variety adds new strategic elements to the game, especially when players are working together to play off each other's strengths. There are even special unified attack combo moves that players can activate by working together. The unified attack capabilities, combined with a full arsenal of unique weapons, dozens of secret codes and passwords that access alternate characters and effects, provide for an incredible variety of intense attack options during critical battles.

Gauntlet Dark Legacy KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.16 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.07

Overall Like 4.50
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 2.50

Technical Rating: 4.38

Gameplay 4.50
Graphics 5.00
Originality 3.50
Sound/Music 4.50

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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The fourth game in the Gauntlet series carries the Midway "M" logo since the former Atari Games company is now known as Midway Games West.

Cabinet Information

Midway West, formally Atari Games, made a custom cabinet for the game and later released a JAMMA conversion kit for Gauntlet Legends and other cabinets.


There's even a bonus Battlefield realm for advanced players.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Gauntlet Dark Legacy Census

There are 14,826 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,880 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 129 known instances of this machine owned by Gauntlet Dark Legacy collectors who are active members. Of these, 97 of them are original dedicated machines. 10 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 22 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 6 active VAPS members with a Gauntlet Dark Legacy machines for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 13 active VAPS members currently looking for Gauntlet Dark Legacy. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Gauntlet Dark Legacy circuit board set.

This game ranks a 27 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 18 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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  3. Gauntlet Legends
  4. Gauntlet Dark Legacy


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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright (39 Inch Screen)

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 3 575.00 575.00
2016 4 747.50 733.13
2017 8 118.00 216.53
2018 1 767.00 767.00
All Years 16 345.00 447.30


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