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Gauntlet Remake This Summer

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment they've picked up the gauntlet, as they plan on offering an updated version of Gauntlet for Windows this summer through Valve's Steam service, saying this will fully support SteamOS and the upcoming Steam Machines. This is in development at Arrowhead Studios (Magicka), and they say it "innovates on past titles while staying true to the brandís legendary format." WBIE also has more retro remakes in the works, as they say: "The game will lead the launch of WB Games Vault, a direct-to-digital portfolio that will deliver paid games based on popular Warner Bros. and Midway brands, plus original IP, across multiple digital networks." The Gauntlet website is already online, featuring newsletter signups, and an official announcement trailer which includes gameplay footage and an outline of the game's classes. Here's part of the announcement:

Upon selecting a playable character, the gameplay is set within dungeons where the object is to fight through the chambers slaying evil creatures and completing challenges. An assortment of special items can be located in each dungeon that can restore the playerís health, unlock doors, and shift the odds in the playerís favor with magical relics which can aid the player in surviving longer in the Gauntlet. The enemies are a vast assortment of fantasy-based monsters, including ghosts, grunts, demons, spiders, sorcerers and skeleton warriors.

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48. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 18, 2014, 09:52 nin
 
Dig Dug!!!!!!!!!

Ikari was awesome, but I never got very far in it. Wish someone would write a home version that looks like the arcade, but supports using one stick to aim. As it is, traditionally all ports want you to use the bumper buttons on the controller to emulate the turning of the stick (which sucks, especially as most controllers offer two sticks now).

Oh, and HEAVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVY BARRRRRRELLLLLL!

edit: Tempest!
 
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47. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 18, 2014, 09:49 xXBatmanXx
 
Ceribaen wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 23:28:
Sc4r wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 18:56:
One of my fav arcade games when i was kid, have it on my arcade machine i have here with a bunch more, used to build my health up and sell the game off for a few dollars lol.

I think my favourite ones were...
X-Men (the 6 player/2 screen one)
Area 51
Golden Axe (2 I think...)
Simpsons
oh, and Virtua On

Favorite arcades:
Ms. PacMan
Mr. DO!
Time Soldiers
Ikari Warriors
Double Dragon
4 player Tecmo Bowl
Star Wars (sit down X-Wing)
Tron
Original Mario Brothers, not SMB
Food Fight/Robotron
Hard Drivin' (sit down)
Rampage
Smash TV
Spy Hunter
SF2
Virtua Fighter

Anything after those is pretty recent or a copy/remake of the above for the most part.
 
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46. Sinistar Mar 18, 2014, 03:21 Ant
 
nin wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 16:08:
Bundy wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 14:59:
Verno wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:57:
dj LiTh wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:17:
Cool, remember it being my favorite game i had on the old Apple IIGS

Yeah Gauntlet was pretty badass at the time, not sure how it will hold up though.

When I was a kid, and this was in the arcade. Oh man! The game, actually TALKED!!!! ***Mind blown*** So decades later I'm messing around with MAME and, "acquired" a few old arcade classic ROMS. I fired this one up, nostalgically thinking, "my kids are gonna LOVE this!" Man, did my childhood memory ever build this one up. It's still a fun little co-op hack and slash in it's own way. But, technology definitely wasn't as advanced as I thought it was in 1985.

I remember encountering a Sinistar machine for the first time as a kid, and it scaring the fuck out of me.

I never saw and played it. I played in MAME several years ago. Wow, hard and scary!
 
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45. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 23:28 Ceribaen
 
Sc4r wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 18:56:
One of my fav arcade games when i was kid, have it on my arcade machine i have here with a bunch more, used to build my health up and sell the game off for a few dollars lol.

I think my favourite ones were...
X-Men (the 6 player/2 screen one)
Area 51
Golden Axe (2 I think...)
Simpsons
oh, and Virtua On
 
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44. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 21:54 Undocumented Alien
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 17:50:
Undocumented Alien wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 17:03:
Dam, I don't remember the original one being this bloody... when I saw the story title I thought my kid (7) and I could play together... my wife would kill me if I had him play this.

Hammerwatch. Also, Trine2. And of course, any of the Lego games: LOTR, Marvel Heroes, Batman. My son is 6, and we play all of those together. It's a blast.

Yeah, we did the Star Wars Lego Saga together on the Wii, and now we do MP Minecraft as he's an absolute nut about it. I think we'll do the Marvel Heroes Lego next. Fun playing video games with your kid(s).
 
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43. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 21:18 crypto
 
Darks wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:28:
Strango wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:08:
MacLeod wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 10:02:
...Without the balance of using actual money to continue or add health, the game doesn't really work. If I can continue an unlimited amount of times, without having to worry about running out of quarters, the danger of the game is gone. I find that you just start barreling through monsters, where in the arcade you actually take your time and try to avoid being hit.

Hammerwatch struck a good balance on this subject. You had a limited number of lives (a shared pool in co-op) and when they were gone that was it. If you restarted it would be back at the first level again. You could earn more lives, but never enough to keep you from playing conservatively. Now with that said I doubt this new title will do something like that, but I hope to be surprised.

Letís be realistic here about the lives and spending quarters. I worked in a movie theater when this game was release long ago. We had the keys to the machine so we would pump it up with lives so we could play all night long. Games like these in Arcades are designed to keep you spending quarters so you can keep drugging through the game. There is no end for a game like this, its made to keep regenerating levels until the end of time.

As for the new version, who knows how many levels there are. But gamers do not want to sit and rehash the same levels over and over again. The nice thing about Hamerwatch was, you could set the option in Coop to unlimited lives, and thatís the way we preferred it. No one wanted to die and the restart all over again because one person kept dying and using up all of the lives.

You canít compare an arcade type game with your typical games of today. Most games these days have re-spawning. No different then having unlimited lives.
I watched a guy wrap the game on one quarter. Gauntlet legends, ultimate remake. Captured the essence of the original and so much more.
 
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42. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 21:15 xXBatmanXx
 
*sigh - look like they turned it into Diablo.

Wish they would leave it alone and in the past.

/agree, cam is off, too far away, areas very large, mobs not present - they live to long, b ad guys moving wayyyyy too slow! hahahahaha pass.
 
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41. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 18:56 Sc4r
 
One of my fav arcade games when i was kid, have it on my arcade machine i have here with a bunch more, used to build my health up and sell the game off for a few dollars lol.  
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40. Re: I <3 Gauntlet. Mar 17, 2014, 18:09 HorrorScope
 
Shineyguy wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 16:35:
Played Gauntlet Legends with some friends endlessly. Was great fun plopping down on the couch and running through levels with each other.

I picture that is what playing D3 on a console today feels like and with even (gasp) more depth in D3.
 
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39. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 17:50 jdreyer
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 17:03:
Dam, I don't remember the original one being this bloody... when I saw the story title I thought my kid (7) and I could play together... my wife would kill me if I had him play this.

Hammerwatch. Also, Trine2. And of course, any of the Lego games: LOTR, Marvel Heroes, Batman. My son is 6, and we play all of those together. It's a blast.
 
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38. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 17:34 Orogogus
 
You guys like it all zoomed in? I feel like in the old arcade game there was no room for 4 people to do anything besides blob up, often going single file through corridors. If there were a script to have the guys stand 2 squares away and keep shooting you wouldn't even need a human being at the controls.  
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37. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 17:27 jacobvandy
 
I played the ever-loving crap out of Dark Legacy on Gamecube, even solo. All I can say is I hope the camera zoom is adjustable. Right now it looks beyond ARPG scope, and more into top-down, bullet hell shooter territory. If you fix the perspective and/or scale of the characters, you won't need a stupid colored circle to see where you are...  
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36. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 17:25 Fion
 
Bar none, my favorite game as a kid, with Ninja Gaiden a close second. I'm looking forward to this one, it looks to be reasonably faithful.  
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35. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 17:03 Undocumented Alien
 
Dam, I don't remember the original one being this bloody... when I saw the story title I thought my kid (7) and I could play together... my wife would kill me if I had him play this.  
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34. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 16:59 Eirikrautha
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 13:52:
nin wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 09:57:
Hmmm...something seems off? Is it the camera?


View is too far away and areas are too big.


Agree. Also the characters are realistically proportioned. Gauntlet needs a more dramatic, exaggerated look, I think...
 
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33. Re: I <3 Gauntlet. Mar 17, 2014, 16:35 Shineyguy
 
Ant wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 14:13:
I used to play the original arcade games too much. This does look like Diablo, Torchlight, etc. which I also enjoy though. I never got into Gauntlet 3, Legends, etc. though.

Played Gauntlet Legends with some friends endlessly. Was great fun plopping down on the couch and running through levels with each other.
 
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32. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 16:15 Bundy
 
Yup. Today, my children are so spoiled. There's no hunting for quarters, or begging strangers for change outside an arcade. Today, I have this conversation with my kids.

Son: Daddy I want to play that race car game.

Me: Forza! Sure, "Xbox, on!"

Son: No, the other one, the old one.

Me: Oh, Burnout Paradise on the PC! Ok, I'll just fire up steam, and redirect the output. Turn on the x360 gamepad. Turn on the big screen tv to input 3. Enable Nv 3dplay.

Son: No daddy. I just want to play it normal. Not in 3d...

Me: ...... Go to your room.
 
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31. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 16:08 nin
 
Bundy wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 14:59:
Verno wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:57:
dj LiTh wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:17:
Cool, remember it being my favorite game i had on the old Apple IIGS

Yeah Gauntlet was pretty badass at the time, not sure how it will hold up though.

When I was a kid, and this was in the arcade. Oh man! The game, actually TALKED!!!! ***Mind blown*** So decades later I'm messing around with MAME and, "acquired" a few old arcade classic ROMS. I fired this one up, nostalgically thinking, "my kids are gonna LOVE this!" Man, did my childhood memory ever build this one up. It's still a fun little co-op hack and slash in it's own way. But, technology definitely wasn't as advanced as I thought it was in 1985.

I remember encountering a Sinistar machine for the first time as a kid, and it scaring the fuck out of me.

 
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30. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 16:06 jdreyer
 
Bundy wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 14:59:
Verno wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:57:
dj LiTh wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:17:
Cool, remember it being my favorite game i had on the old Apple IIGS

Yeah Gauntlet was pretty badass at the time, not sure how it will hold up though.

When I was a kid, and this was in the arcade. Oh man! The game, actually TALKED!!!! ***Mind blown*** So decades later I'm messing around with MAME and, "acquired" a few old arcade classic ROMS. I fired this one up, nostalgically thinking, "my kids are gonna LOVE this!" Man, did my childhood memory ever build this one up. It's still a fun little co-op hack and slash in it's own way. But, technology definitely wasn't as advanced as I thought it was in 1985.

Hammerwatch has some secret levels that imitate the look old Gauntlet levels. Damn, they are fugly.
 
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29. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 14:59 Bundy
 
Verno wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:57:
dj LiTh wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:17:
Cool, remember it being my favorite game i had on the old Apple IIGS

Yeah Gauntlet was pretty badass at the time, not sure how it will hold up though.

When I was a kid, and this was in the arcade. Oh man! The game, actually TALKED!!!! ***Mind blown*** So decades later I'm messing around with MAME and, "acquired" a few old arcade classic ROMS. I fired this one up, nostalgically thinking, "my kids are gonna LOVE this!" Man, did my childhood memory ever build this one up. It's still a fun little co-op hack and slash in it's own way. But, technology definitely wasn't as advanced as I thought it was in 1985.
 
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