Gauntlet (NES)
200x100 GFX Company: Tengen, Atari
Genre: Dungeon Crawler
Released: USA: 1987
From the manual:
The black clouds swirled over the heads of the chosen ones. Four had come this far, but only two could continue. The portal to their deadly challenge awaited. Forboding screams rose up from the Gauntlet.

Morak the Evil One cackled in glee as he watched the intrepid warriors prepare to enter his most terrible Gauntlet. He knew they would never reach their goal. The Sacred Orb would remain forever imprisoned at the lowest level of the Gauntlet. Without the Sacred Orb, Morak knew the mortals that inhabited Rendar would be helpless against his evil magic.

Morak had plundered the lands and hidden his booty in the Gauntlet. He garrisoned his henchmen in the Gauntlet to guard it. There were ghosts, grunts, demons, sorcerers, and even incarnations of death himself.

But could the Sacred Orb be in the Gauntlet? No mortal knew for sure. If nothing else, the warriors could retrieve the treasures of Rendar that Morak had plundered and stored in the Gauntlet. If only all four warriors could all continue, on this, the last leg of their quest. Alas, the portal only allowed passage of two mortals. The warriors need your help. Choose from among them the two that shall continue: Become Thor the warrior, Thyra the valkrie, Merlin the wizard or Questor the elf.

The fate of Rendar is in your hands.
Player Characters:
Thor the Warrior Thyra the Valkrie Merlin the Wizard Questor the Elf
Screenshots (click to see full-sized):
Title Screen Character Select Two-player mode One-player mode
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Custom Sprites - Gauntlet section
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