Gauntlet II vs Ranarama (ST) - Which Is Best?

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Gauntlet II vs Ranarama (ST) - Which Is Best?

Postby Zeusdaz » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:55 pm

Hi everyone and welcome to the December 2017 edition of the "Which Is Best?" and the last of the 2nd series (started back in Dec' 2015).
Last month I placed the two Barbarian games by Palace software against each other asking which in your minds was the better game, a big turn out for this edition and I can now reveal Barbarian 1 stormed to victory over Barbarian II by 50 votes to 13, many felt the maze play on the sequel was too confusing and resulting in getting lost causing short longevity for love of the game,...even though I personally enjoy it and mastered it ;-D

To end the 2nd series I'm going to place two Gauntlet style games against each other, Gauntlet II vs Ranarama, which do you think is the better more enjoyable game?!, only your votes will determine that,...happy voting! :-D

Gauntlet II vs Ranarama - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bf79ZyEv6M

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Re: Gauntlet II vs Ranarama (ST) - Which Is Best?

Postby lostdragon » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:24 pm

Ranarama was a superb port from the 8 bit systems and indeed one of the better Gauntlet clones out there..i loved it on C64 and later ST.

But Gauntlet II was the better game and the ST version, whilst far from perfect, i personally got far more out of...

So Gauntlet II FTW.

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Re: Gauntlet II vs Ranarama (ST) - Which Is Best?

Postby Hazzardus » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:48 pm

both are amazing games... One was included in the 520STFM Power Pack, the other one was in The 1040STFM pack if I remember correctly?

Gauntlet II is the better game though in my opinion, but Ranarama has one of the best title tunes for any ST game.
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Re: Gauntlet II vs Ranarama (ST) - Which Is Best?

Postby krupkaj » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:11 pm

Ranarama is nice but Gauntlet II can play 4 players at the moment, so it wins in this case.

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Re: Gauntlet II vs Ranarama (ST) - Which Is Best?

Postby Hazzardus » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:18 pm

krupkaj wrote:Ranarama is nice but Gauntlet II can play 4 players at the moment, so it wins in this case.


Yeah, but on the down side, you couldn't play it with a printer plugged in, or else you just got the elf shooting himself silly at the nearest wall :D
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Re: Gauntlet II vs Ranarama (ST) - Which Is Best?

Postby ICS » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:52 pm

Gauntlet II for me, especially in multi-player mode.
And unplugging the printer was easily done :)

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Re: Gauntlet II vs Ranarama (ST) - Which Is Best?

Postby Zeusdaz » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:59 pm

Just a week to go to get your votes in, it's quite close so far between these two games.

On another issue I'll be hosting a new Livestream on my channel this sunday at 6pm (GMT) where I'll be playing retro games and hosting another "name that retro game tune" game :-)

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Re: Gauntlet II vs Ranarama (ST) - Which Is Best?

Postby DarkLord » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:42 pm

Both are good but I'm going with G2.

All those "modes" in multi-player win it for me.

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Re: Gauntlet II vs Ranarama (ST) - Which Is Best?

Postby mlynn1974 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:07 pm

Both are good for different reasons but I'd also say Gauntlet 2.

Ranarama is good for 1 player fun but the sheer number of levels on Gauntlet is amazing.

I seem to remember Gauntlet: The Deeper Dungeons on the Spectrum. An extra 512 levels! I don't think that came out on the Atari ST.
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Re: Gauntlet II vs Ranarama (ST) - Which Is Best?

Postby Frank B » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:10 pm

I had a copy of ranarama with my original STe explorer pack. Amazingly Atari managed to bundle a game which didn't work with the Ste!

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Re: Gauntlet II vs Ranarama (ST) - Which Is Best?

Postby Zeusdaz » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:42 pm

Voting closed.
Ranarama won the contest scoring 21 votes whilst Gauntlet II scored 17 votes, an upset?!, possibly but for me I'm happy as I love Ranarama :-D
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