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Gauntlet (CENSOR prototype)

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Gauntlet (CENSOR prototype)
Dump status Released
Dumped by CENSOR
Released by CENSOR
File release date Sep 30, 1993
Origin EPROM Cartridge
Lot Old Scene (BBS)
Files CEN-GAUN.LZH
Game Gauntlet IV
System Sega Mega Drive
Genre Role playing
Release date JP Sep 17, 1993
US Oct 1993
EU Sep 17, 1993
Download Gauntlet (CENSOR prototype) (info)

A prototype of Gauntlet (also known as Gauntlet IV) for the Sega Mega Drive.

Notes

  • Despite being released after the final European release, this is actually a prototype of the original Japanese release.
  • Many of the music tracks have differences in comparison to their final equivalent. For instance, the track "Sortie" has a completely different second half that goes unused in the final version. Because of this, this prototype has more in common to the Japanese release at the byte level.
  • In the prototype it says "Game Options", in the final it just says "Options".
  • In the final, you can select individual letters in a table on the upper right hand corner of the screen where that player's status is. In the prototype, you select each character in the text field itself like you would in a normal arcade game.
  • The quest mode plot screen is brighter in the prototype.
  • In the prototype, the Options screen tells you to "PUSH BUTTON!!". In the final, it tells you to "PRESS AorC BUTTON".
  • The BGM track names are different between the prototype and the final Japanese build
Prototype Japanese final
OPENING <Back of Beyond>
EARTH TOWER <WHISPER of PHANTOM>
WATER TOWER <MARCH in the DARK>
FIRE TOWER <Sortie>
WIND TOWER <Transparent Obstacle>
CASTLE <ADVENTURES of IRON>
BOSS <Fire Starter>
LAST BOSS <Fire Starter>
ENDING <Retribution>
NEW TREASURE ROOM <CRUX>
BATTLE MODE <The Spark>
FANFARE <Betrayer>
  • In the final, the game has the text "MAGICAL ROOM" south on the hub area in quest mode. The prototype has nothing.
  • The final game prints the total/average play time on the bottom right corner of the screen. The prototype just says "1 COIN = 2000 HEALTH".

Screenshots

Videos

Files

File Type Date Size SHA-1
CEN-GAUN.LZH File 1996-12-25 04:32:00 609.9 KB 55a442f9435d885e391dcc3f955b45049d5c2405
Gauntlet (CENSOR prototype).md File 2016-11-25 21:23:24 1 MB 347209b0d09270d0a492622e7961ba7febdef99b
gnt&gnt4.nfo File 1996-12-25 04:32:00 496 bytes ad7b0aa8b47fdb95c0108e4df5fde792600f3b06

Header

Fixed (Gauntlet (CENSOR prototype).md)
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Origin

Paradox released " Gauntlet 4 " in July.. I'm confused!  Tengen has never
released a Gauntlet for Sega before.. This one has 512k of differences than
Gauntlet 4.. Is it possible Tengen is fucked in the head or what?  Anyway,
enjoy the release and look for more!