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Atari 5200 Gauntlet
« on: June 28, 2012, 22:29:54 PM »
For anyone who may be interested, preorders for Gauntlet for the Atari 5200 are being taken right now here:  http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/199703-gauntlet-pre-order-and-playable-demo/

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Re: Atari 5200 Gauntlet
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 22:54:08 PM »
I was just reading about this actually!

Great to see Gauntlet on another system, big favourite of mine!

I look forward to your review  ;D

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Re: Atari 5200 Gauntlet
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 23:07:03 PM »
Quote from: "The Laird"
I was just reading about this actually!

Great to see Gauntlet on another system, big favourite of mine!

This is another one of my favorite games.  I now play it on my DS but it will be much better on the 5200. 

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I look forward to your review  ;)  :P

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Re: Atari 5200 Gauntlet
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 23:28:04 PM »
I noticed that nobody on AA can be bothered to actually upload a screenshot so I stuck the demo on an emulator earlier and grabbed one:



It's pretty good but the scrolling is horrible and it really lacks colour. I also noticed that when you fire you don't really see the weapon, seems like it needs more work to me before he releases it.

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Re: Atari 5200 Gauntlet
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 23:30:39 PM »
Thanks for posting the screen cap.  Apparently, the scrolling is what it is.  It was already stated that it will not be changed.  A 7800 version taking advantage of the XM would be great.

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Re: Atari 5200 Gauntlet
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2012, 23:32:23 PM »
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Thanks for posting the screen cap.  Apparently, the scrolling is what it is.  It was already stated that it will not be changed.  A 7800 version taking advantage of the XM would be great.

I wish the long lost 7800 version would show up, it looked excellent when I saw it in a magazine back in the day  :'(

Feel free to post that screenshot on AA if you like.

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Re: Atari 5200 Gauntlet
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2012, 23:36:08 PM »
well, Dark Chambers looks superb, I'm sure Gauntlet would look great as well.  I've never seen a picture the 7800 Gauntlet, I believe.  Or I can't remember seeing one, at least.

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Re: Atari 5200 Gauntlet
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2012, 23:53:28 PM »
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well, Dark Chambers looks superb, I'm sure Gauntlet would look great as well.  I've never seen a picture the 7800 Gauntlet, I believe.  Or I can't remember seeing one, at least.

There isn't one on the net, nobody seems to have the original magazine article although many people remember it.

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Re: Atari 5200 Gauntlet
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2012, 23:54:30 PM »
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Quote from: "TrekMD"
well, Dark Chambers looks superb, I'm sure Gauntlet would look great as well.  I've never seen a picture the 7800 Gauntlet, I believe.  Or I can't remember seeing one, at least.

There isn't one on the net, nobody seems to have the original magazine article although many people remember it.
That sucks.  Maybe someone will decide to also make it for the 7800...from scratch!

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Re: Atari 5200 Gauntlet
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2012, 18:47:36 PM »
I just got this cart today!  I'll have to give it a spin soon, though I've read a lot of complaints about it. 

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Re: Atari 5200 Gauntlet
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2012, 18:49:04 PM »
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I just got this cart today!  I'll have to give it a spin soon, though I've read a lot of complaints about it.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts!

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Re: Atari 5200 Gauntlet
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2012, 18:55:16 PM »
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I just got this cart today!  I'll have to give it a spin soon, though I've read a lot of complaints about it.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts!

They'll be coming.  :)

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Re: Atari 5200 Gauntlet
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2012, 18:48:40 PM »
Nice one fella... :D
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Re: Atari 5200 Gauntlet
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2012, 21:55:05 PM »
Last ATARI version of Gauntlet i played was on the 800XL-on tape no less, took an age to load (if i was lucky, Boot error so close to loading each time really killed interest).At the time, having never played the coin-op, was taken in by the hype (and just glad to see a full price release on A8).

Will we ever see the game done justice on an Atari system? (not counting Gauntlet 3 on Lynx as that was something different).

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Re: Atari 5200 Gauntlet
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2012, 21:56:43 PM »
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Last ATARI version of Gauntlet i played was on the 800XL-on tape no less, took an age to load (if i was lucky, Boot error so close to loading each time really killed interest).At the time, having never played the coin-op, was taken in by the hype (and just glad to see a full price release on A8).

Will we ever see the game done justice on an Atari system? (not counting Gauntlet 3 on Lynx as that was something different).

Gauntlet II on the ST is a simply amazing game, especially in 4-player mode!!!