Gauntlet (NES) game storyline
In a land known as Rendar, Morak, a hooded devil-like creature, has stolen the Sacred Orb that protected the lands. He hid this along with other treasures he stole in the Gauntlet which is protected by his evil creatures. Of the four heroes from the original Gauntlet, only two were able to enter the portal and go after the Sacred Orb.
Gauntlet (NES) game description
One or two players get to play as either the warrior Thor, the valkyrie Thyra, the wizard Merlin, or as the elf Questor. Each character has their own unique weapon and abilities. They can also use a limited amount of screen clearing bombs that can be collected in the maze. Also collectible in the maze are food items which restore some of their depleted health and treasure chests, wherein collecting enough treasure chests will give the player a permanent boost to their total amount of hit points.
Gameplay involves exploring 100 different floors looking for each floors exit. Finding the exit is made difficult because of the various monsters continually spawning from the enemy generators, that only can stopped by being destroyed. Other obstacles include locked doors which can only be opened with keys, paralyzing traps that grind movement to a halt, and teleporters that can warp the player from one side of the room to the other.
After every couple of floors, the player will be treated to a limited time in a treasure room. The player has to collect as much treasure as they can before time runs out. If they make it to the exit of the treasure room before time runs out, they will get an extra bonus of all their hit points getting refilled to the maximum.
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