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The Warrior, Valkyrie, Elf, and Wizard enter a dungeon with several hundred levels. Monster generators churn out wave after wave of enemies, destroy them to clear the level, and then find the exit. Collect food for health and magic items for power-ups.

Gauntlet II was produced by Atari Games in 1986.

Atari Games released 88 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Atari Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari Games during the time period Gauntlet II was produced include: Road Runner, Star Wars - Empire Strikes Back, Gauntlet, Gauntlet (PlayChoice), Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, Super Sprint, 720 Degrees, Championship Sprint, Rolling Thunder, and A.P.B.


Name Gauntlet II
Developer Atari Games (United States)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7925
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire|Magic
Sound Unamplified Stereo (requires two-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - 4 Player
Instructions Gauntlet II Instructions Image
Control Panel Gauntlet II Control Panel Image
PCB Gauntlet II PCB Image

Game Introduction

This game is almost the same as the original Gauntlet except it contains over 100 new mazes with new enemies and other variations.

Also, each player can select whichever character he or she wants to play. Meaning, that each player can even all be the same character, regardlessly.

The players on the game are differed by color (red, yellow, blue and green) instead of character and the characters each player can select to play are respectively the Warrior, the Valkyrie, the Elf and the Wizard.

Gauntlet II KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.84 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.45

Overall Like 3.25
Fun (Social) 4.50
Fun (Solo) 2.50
Collector Desire 3.75

Technical Rating: 2.70

Gameplay 3.75
Graphics 2.60
Originality 2.50
Sound/Music 2.40

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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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

This game incorporates a "secret room" similar to the treasure room (only one player may enter it). The player is given a task to complete before time expires (e.g. exit the maze, collect all the super potions, et. al.). If the task is accomplished, the player is given a 6-digit code, which, at the time, could be mailed to Atari as a part of a promotion. The first 500 entries won Gauntlet II T-shirts plus a chance of winning a $5000 savings bond. The machine provides clues on how to enter the secret rooms whenever a hidden wall is shot away on any level (e.g "to enter secret room, do not use invunerability," "IT would be nice," et. al.).

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Gauntlet II Census

There are 14,829 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 164,883 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 169 known instances of this machine owned by Gauntlet II collectors who are active members. Of these, 120 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. 39 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 11 active VAPS members with a Gauntlet II machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Gauntlet II circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 10 active VAPS members currently looking for Gauntlet II. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Gauntlet II circuit board set.

This game ranks a 48 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 13 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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This game uses the same boardset as the original with the exception of a chip called the 'Slapstic'. This IC prevents Gauntlet II ROMs from being usable (beyond level 6 or so) in a Gauntlet machine.


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Year Count Median $ Average $
2017 3 944.00 865.33
2018 1 1,610.00 1,610.00
All Years 4 944.00 1,051.50


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