Gauntlet: Dark Legacy Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Nov 25, 2002
Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 7 out of 12
  1. There is immense replay value, as the game contains 27 levels, and you can re-enter area once you’ve already completed them, should you desire to.
  2. As long as you don’t expect the fast pace and energy (not to mention multiplayer action) of it’s arcade and console counterparts you should have fun with this game.
  3. Gauntlet with no multiplayer is like trying to drive a car with no tires. What the heck is up with that?
  4. Fun but repetitive. [Mar 2003, p.137]
  5. Multiplayer is quintessential to the Gauntlet franchise -- I'm not sure how it could survive without it. With anemic gameplay, less than stellar visuals, something is found wanting in Dark Legacy.
  6. A fair adventure in button pressing, but that's as far as it goes.
  7. 35
    A hack-and-slash fest in its most basic, embarrassing form -- and faulty, at that.
  8. 30
    It's a slow and dull action game with very little technique. Top that off with NO MULTIPLAYER SUPPORT, and there's really no reason to play this game. It's not fun.
  9. The biggest issue players will likely have is fighting off sheer boredom instead of a pack of orcs, trolls, or scorpions.
  10. A slow, ugly, frustratingly bad adaptation that doesn't even deserve to have the Gauntlet name attached. [July 2003, p.32]
  11. Playing this game is as tedious and as painful as your morning workout on the stairmaster, without the pain-for-gain benefit of developing six-pack abs.
  12. The graphics are horrendous, and the gameplay is so painfully slow that I contemplated defenestraing this cartridge from the fourth story window of our building in hopes that I would never have to see it again. [Mar 2003, p.92]
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. JhonH.
    Apr 4, 2006
    5
    I am not very satisfied. No multi-player, power-up store, the slowest freakin game I've ever played, and the monsters don't do a I am not very satisfied. No multi-player, power-up store, the slowest freakin game I've ever played, and the monsters don't do a thing!!!!!!!!! Full Review »
  2. TravisT.
    Mar 7, 2003
    2
    This game sucks.