Gauntlet

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Gauntlet is the first NES port of the top-down classic arcade shooter. You control either the barbarian, elf, valkyrie, or wizard. You must traverse each map looking for the exit to the next level. Various types of monsters must be battled along the way, and food must be consumed in order to stay alive. Potions can be used to blast large amounts of enemies, keys will get you through locked doors, and treasure is collected to advance in levels. The NES port adds a puzzle element by adding a password to get to the final villain, a password that you can only find by finding each secret level and properly solving them.

North America

Gauntlet.png

Memory Addresses

0013 - P1 Invisibility Timeout
0014 - P2 Invisibility Timeout
0015 - P1 Repulsiveness Timeout
0016 - P2 Repulsiveness Timeout
0017 - P1 Invulnerablilty Timeout
0018 - P2 Invulnerablilty Timeout
0019 - P1 Super Shot Amount
001A - P2 Super Shot Amount
001B - P1 Super Reflective Shot Amount
001C - P1 Super Reflective Shot Amount
00AA - P1 Powerup bit flag
	00 - Normal
	01 - Invisibility
	02 - Repulsiveness
	04 - Reflective Shot
	08 - Super Reflective Shot
	10 - Super Shot
	20 - Invulnerability
00AB - P2 Powerup bit flag
00AC - P1 Artifact bit flag
	00 - None
	01 - Orb
	02 - Shot Power
	04 - Speed
	08 - Potion
	10 - Sword
	20 - Shield        (3F for all)
00AD - P2 Artifact bit flag
00AE - P1 Keys
00AF - P2 Keys
00B0 - P1 Potions
00B1 - P2 Potions
00B2 - P1 Life x1
00B3 - P2 Life x1
00B4 - P1 Life x256
00B5 - P2 Life x256
00B6 - P1 Treasure x1
00B7 - P2 Treasure x1
00B8 - P1 Treasure x256
00B8 - P2 Treasure x256
00C0 - Treasure Room / Secret Room Time Limit (00-63)
00C5 - Flag for question mark tile in Secret Room
05BD - Dragon Head HP Left 
05C2 - Dragon Head HP Middle
05C7 - Dragon Head HP Right
0600 - P1 Stun Tile Delay
0601 - P2 Stun Tile Delay

Text

Gauntlet has a good amount of text. It has a full ending as well as plenty of quips by the evil wizard. The text is quite simple to work with.

Game

00=0
01=1
02=2
03=3
04=4
05=5
06=6
07=7
08=8
09=9
0A=A
0B=B
0C=C
0D=D
0E=E
0F=F
10=G
11=H
12=I
13=J
14=K
15=L
16=M
17=N
18=O
19=P
1A=Q
1B=R
1C=S
1D=T
1E=U
1F=V
20=W
21=X
22=Y
23=Z
24=h
25=k
26=p
27=r
28=c
29=s
2A=d
2B=j
2C=<
2D=\
2E=o
2F=b
30=>
31=^
33=-
34=“
35=”
3F= 
7F= 

Ending

80=0
81=1
82=2
83=3
84=4
85=5
86=6
87=7
88=8
89=9
8A=A
8B=B
8C=C
8D=D
8E=E
8F=F
90=G
91=H
92=I
93=J
94=K
95=L
96=M
97=N
98=O
99=P
9A=Q
9B=R
9C=S
9D=T
9E=U
9F=V
A0=W
A1=X
A2=Y
A3=Z
A4=h
A5=k
A6=p
A7=r
A8=c
A9=s
AA=d
AB=j
AC=<
AD=\
AE=o
AF=b
B0=>
B1=^
B3=-
B4=“
B5=”
BF= 
FF= 


Unlicensed

Gauntlet (Unl).png

The first batch of Gauntlet cartridges were not licensed by Nintendo. The changes between the two versions are mostly cosmetic.