If there is only one reason to visit an arcade
nowadays, this is it. Gauntlet Legends
Not too many remakes of classic games capture the same thrill of it's original counterpart, but GL fits the bill nicely. Combining the same "Kill everything" mentality of the original with amazingly stunning graphics, Gauntlet Legends has all you can ask for and more.
The simplicity of the original Gauntlet series is still here: You have to find your way out of a maze using keys, secret passages, and switches. In your way are hordes and hordes of enemies, endlessly reproducing themselves from generators painfully spread around the gigantic, menacing levels.
This time, however, Gauntlet goes outside of the dungeons of Gauntlet I and II and into much more interesting locales. A few rounds in the outside mountain levels will leave you begging for more, and GL delivers it.
One of the more fascinating things of the original versions of Gauntlet was the booming voice that informed you of conditions, status, information, etc. Now the voice has been beefed to include all sorts of happenstances, including the very fun "Red Wizard, insert coins to regain health", followed by "Red Wizard, insert coins right now!".
And the gameplay... nothing could beat the old "Hordes and hordes of monsters" gameplay of the original. Until now. Even beefed up with polygonical looks and detailed appearances, you can still expect to see 30-50 ugly creatures staring you in the face, waiting to try to tear you to shreds. It's a wild blast.
Go to an arcade right now. Play this game. If you have an N64, get it there, too, since it's got new levels, changed levels, and realtime lighting effects. And it's just curious fun to watch a bunch of complete strangers suddenly jump into a game of GL at the arcade and somehow work together. Gauntlet Legends does NOT dissapoint.