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Gauntlet: Dark Legacy

Enter INVULN as a name. Then, use the Invulnerability as an item.

Permanent super shot with large crossbow:
Enter SSHOTS as a name.

Permanent Pojo the Chicken:
Enter EGG911 or POJO as a name.

Permanent Anti-Death and unlimited levitation:
Enter 1ANGEL as a name.

Permanent invisibility:
Enter 000000 as a name.

Permanent x-ray vision:
Enter PEEKIN as a name.

Permanent full turbo:
Enter PURPLE as a name.

Permanent triple shot:
Enter MENAGE as a name.

Permanent reflect shot:
Enter REFLEX as a name.

Permanent shrink enemy and growth:
Enter DELTA1 as a name.

Always have nine potions and keys:
Enter ALLFUL as a name.

Run quickly:
Enter XSPEED as a name.

Throw quickly:
Enter QCKSHT as a name.

10,000 gold per level:
Enter 10000K as a name.

666 health:
Enter SATAN as a name.

Dwarf is a large jester:
Enter ICE600 as a name.

Dwarf in S&M costume:
Enter NUD069 as a name.

Jester is a stick figure with smiley face:
Enter STX222 as a name.

Jester is a stick figure with baseball cap head:
Enter KJH105 as a name.

Jester is a stick figure with Mohawk head:
Enter PNK666 as a name.

Knight is a Roman centurion:
Enter BAT900 as a name.

Knight is a ninja (sword and claws) costume:
Enter TAK118 as a name.

Knight is a bald man in street clothes (Sean Gugler) :
Enter STG333 as a name.

Knight is an orange-skirted waitress:
Enter KAO292 as a name.

Knight wears street clothes (Chris Sutton):
Enter CSS222 as a name.

Knight wears street clothes:
Enter ARV984 as a name.

Knight wears street clothes and baseball cap:
Enter DIB626 as a name.

Knight is a quarterback:
Enter RIZ721 as a name.

Knight wears black karate outfit with twin scythes:
Enter SJB964 as a name.

Knight wears black outfit and cape:
Enter DARTHC as a name.

Valkyrie as the grim reaper with bloody scythe:
Enter TWN300 as a name.

Valkyrie as a Japanese school girl:
Enter AYA555 as a name.

Valkyrie as a cheerleader with baton:
Enter CEL721 as a name.

Warrior with an ogre costume:
Enter CAS400 as a name.

Warrior as an Orc Boss:
Enter MTN200 as a name.

Warrior with a rat head:
Enter RAT333 as a name.

Wizard with an evil appearance:
Enter GARM99 as a name.

Wizard as an undead lich:
Enter GARM00 as a name.

Wizard as a pharaoh:
Enter DES700 as a name.

Wizard as an alien:
Enter SKY100 as a name.

Wizard as Sumner:
Enter SUM224 as a name.

Introduction sequence:
Press L at the Midway Games screen to see how the story begins.

Bonus levels:
Play the first level three or more times, then go to the Section level. Play that level two times to unlock another section of levels.

Pause game play and do not press any buttons. Eventually some axes will start flying around the screen.

Hint: Defeating Bosses:
An easy way to defeat the Bosses is to buy four or five of the following items before the fight: Triple Shot, Rapid Fire, a magical amulet (Acid, Light, Fire, etc.) that the Boss is weak against. Get close and press the button as fast as possible. It is amazing how quickly the Boss' life goes down. This strategy can be used for every Boss in the game and also makes the Spider Queen very easy.

If you have at least 10,000 gold, buy two Invincibilitys, two Rapid Fires, two Super Shots, and two Phoenixes. Use the rest of the money on any of those four to have some extras. Enter the battle and just hold A. You will not get hurt and the Boss will die in a few seconds.

Buy about eight or more Thunder Hammers. Go to any Boss, turn your Thunder Hammer on, and run up to it. Repeatedly hit it with the Thunder Hammer (tap A as quickly as possible). You will rarely get hurt, because when you are swinging the hammer you are invincible. You then will hit your target and swing again immediately after that. Your may need to buy more Thunder Hammers depending on the Boss. You will also get some gold and experience while defeating the Boss. This is also a good way to increase levels.
Chaz the magic bum.

By lots of Super Shot and do not stop shooting at the Boss. Note: This will not work against the Lich and Spider Queen.

Buy a lot of Thunder Hammers. When you reach the Boss' level, run directly up next to it and repeatedly attack. You will continuously attack without taking a lot of damage. The Boss should die without much of a fight. If you die before you kill it, buy more Hammers. This works much better if you are playing a multi-player game. Have both you and your teammate(s) run up and attack in the same manner. When you both/all have a full turbo meter, use your team attack. This will help kill the Boss faster. The Thunder Hammer trick works well on most of the weaker Bosses. The Boss of the Dream levels is too wise for this trick, and the final Boss is too strong. The Spider Queen will hit you frequently. In order to defeat her easily, start a multi-player game and designate someone as the punching bag. Whoever plays the punching bag should run up to the Queen and stand in front of her, causing her to get distracted by attacking only that person. This will work for awhile, then she will turn and try to get someone else. Make sure that the punching bag is always in her way. Buy a lot of invincible crystals for the punching bag character. Remember, if an item is timed, it will run out twice as fast in a Boss battle. The punching bag can attack the Queen and is recommended, especially since that means more damage faster. Also, do not forget to use your Team Attacks. They will deal a large sum of damage.

As a Jester or Archer, stand far from the Boss and fire repeated shots at it. When it gets ready to fire long range attacks, stop firing and move. It will miss and become vulnerable. Note: This will not work with the Lich or Spider Queen.

This trick requires a lot of money. Go to the shop and buy a lot of Super Shots. Continuously fire at the Boss. The Boss will be attacking you, but you will not lose any health.
Akash Vasishtha.

Hint: Defeating the Dragon:
In single player mode, buy about 7 Lightning Breaths and stand directly next to him and use them. In two player mode, buy about 4 Lightning Breaths for each player and do the same thing. For three player mode, buy about 3 Lightning Bolts, and for four player mode, but two to three each.
alex james.

Buy five or more Reflective Shields (and some Amulets if desired). As soon as you start, use your full magic attack to clear the rocks directly in front of you. Then, put on your Amulet (if available) and get your shield ready. Start throwing your big attack at him and put up your shield whenever he shoots a single fire ball. Then, turn your shield off to save power. You only will get hurt when he shoots two fire balls or stomps his foot. He should die quickly. If he uses his fire breath, you are too close -- back away. This is an easy way to gain levels and money.

Purchase at least seven Lighting Breaths before starting the level. When you get to the Boss you will see a large number of walls. Go to the one that is closest to the dragon. Wait until it attacks. Immediately after its attack ends, jump out from behind the rock and use your Lighting Breath. Immediately jump back behind it when the dragon goes away. Repeat this until the wall is gone then move to the one next to you and continue the same process until you win. Every time the wall disappears there will be some sort of food; make sure you get it.

Hint: Defeating Plague:
Go to the far upper right or left. You should be directly next to his vat. This is his blind spot, and very few attacks can reach you. Just fire away at him until he is dead. Note: This is best done with two players, one on each side of his vat.

Hint: Defeating Skorne:
Enable the "10,000 gold per level" code. When you defeat the Wraith, you should have 40,000 gold. Next, shop and buy 20,000 gold worth of invincibility and 20,000 gold worth of the Hammer. When you run out of hammers, Skorne should at least have half of his life gone, and you will still have invincibility throughout the entire battle. If you run out of invincibility, use a second player as a sacrifice.

To easily defeat Skorne in the Underworld, first defeat him in the Desecrated Temple and buy at least 10,000 gold worth of reflective shield. When you get to Skorne, wear the Gauntlets that he gave you and your reflective shield. Few of his attacks will hit you, and he will die within three minutes.

Hint: Defeating Generals:
Fire a strong attack. The General will block it. Then, fire a turbo attack. Repeat this until they are dead. For a more powerful hit, use the turbo attack when close to them.

To defeat a General or Golem without spending money or using an item, when you run into creates, go behind a wall or barrier of some sort that you can shoot over. Then, use your slow attack multiple times.

Hint: Defeating Guardians:
Save a lot of treasure (about 3,000 gold). Buy Hammers with it. This will give you a very long lasting Hammer that will almost kill whatever Guardian you fight. It is also difficult for them to hit you while you are attacking with this Hammer. Hammers also work best for beating on anything you cannot take down without taking a lot of damage.

Hint: Defeating Gargoyles:
Find or buy three or four hammers. Run up to it and press A. If you do not want to spend money, shoot it with your slow attack. Stand far enough away so that it does not get you when it sprays acid, lightning, or fire, Once it sprays acid, lightning, or fire, run in one direction then quickly in another. Its attack will miss you.

Hint: Move while attacking:
Set the controller type to "Robotron". With this configuration, using the C-stick will cause your character to shoot his or her basic fast attack in whatever direction the C-stick is pointing. This, combined with the Analog-stick, allows you to move while shooting in any direction. It should be noted that while it is possible to move and shoot by strafing, doing this only allows you to move back and forth while shooting ahead. Again, the Robotron method of C-stick and Analog-stick allows you to move in any direction, rotate, and shoot all at the same time.

Hint: Character combo:
Tap Quick Attack (default is A) two to three times, then Strong Attack (default is Y) to do a special one or two hit combination hit after the normal attacks are done. These combos do more damage than regular attack and are useful against mini-Bosses or Bosses who are in short-range distance (the Spider Queen, Lich, etc.).
Davey Przywara.

Hint: Easy experience:
Killing the Spider Queen repeatedly. She is worth the best experience. If you have some friends playing, have them use the "Defeating Bosses" trick for rapid killing. You can get two to three levels per fight depending on how long your items lasted.

Use a total of four controllers and start a four player game. Lead all of your "decoys" into the Spider Queen's lair. Move them to the middle then kill her with your main character. After she is defeated, she will drop 44,000 gold and be worth 30,000 experience points.

Go to any level in the Forsaken Province world. Instead of destroying a generator, keep killing the enemies.

If you have gotten to the Plague Fiend in the Sky World, use the trick where you go to the top right or left corner and attack the Plague Fiend for an easier victory. Stay there and throw your weapon at the Plague Fiend until it dies, then collect the 5 gold pieces it drops. You should have only lost about 1000 or 2000 health, and at least gained 1 level. When you pick up all the coins, you should have about 10,000 gold. Next, go shopping and buy all the Meat you can get. Should have a lot of treasure remaining to buy other items, including add-ons to your attack, speed, defense, and magic. Repeat this until you have all the items and experience needed.

Go to the third level of the Forsaken Province with the Antideath item available. Proceed until you get to a place with doors on both sides of it outside before the fountain. Turn Antideath on and destroy all of the doors. One will have a Black Death (which steals a level) inside. Go to it when it runs. Keep running at it and you will get a level from it because of Antideath.

Save up about 5,000 to 10,000 gold and spend it on Invulnerability, 3-Way Shot, Quick Shot, and Fire Amulets. You should have about three or four of each. Fight the spider queen, and get close enough for all three shots to hit, but far enough away to not use close range attacks. You should kill the Spider Queen quickly with any character, gain about two levels, and still have all your health. You will also get 11,000 gold for every player to spend on upgrades and items.

Buy a lot of Thunder Hammers and Invulnerability. Then, stand in any level with generators (the first level of the first area recommended). Let the generators make enemies until that area is almost full. Then, use your Thunder Hammer and you will destroy some of them. Note: Do not destroy the generator. Repeat this to gain levels quickly.

The best and easiest way to gain quick levels requires at least two people. One person must have access to both the Queen Spider and the Dragon. Go to the Dragon and defeat him twice. Allow the character in training to take all the money. Spend at least 12,000 gold on Thunder Hammers, then go to the Queen Spider. Have the character in training run directly up to the Queen Spider and use the hammers while holding A. Tapping will just wear you out. The other character should stand to the side. Have the training character collect the all money, then repeat the process for defeating the Queen Spider. The character in training can gain anywhere from two to ten levels per fight.

Hint: Legend class:
Keep leveling your character up to level 99. They will become a legend, with 9999 health and will not fear the experience taking grim reaper.

Hint: Easy gold:
Note: This trick requires two controllers. Load an existing character, then create another character with the "Invincibility" code. Go to any Boss. Have the invincible character just stand there and use your character to attack the Boss until it is defeated. It drops double the gold on a two player game, which your main character should collect. Repeat this to get as much gold as needed.

Hint: Stronger magic:
When you use magic, it will be stronger depending on your character's color.

Blue: Lightning potions are stronger and have better radius. Lightning shields are also larger.
Green: Acid potions are stronger and have better radius. Acid shields are also stronger
Red: Fire potions are stronger and have better radius. Fire shields are also stronger.
Yellow: Light potions are stronger and have better radius. Light shields are also stronger

Hint: Special powers:
Each character, after reaching level 25 and level 50, will gain special powers by using their magic. The powers listed will also work for the secret forms of these characters. Also, all characters at about level 75 to 90 will learn how to use their magic to heal themselves. Each time you use magic, you will gain about 3 HP multiplied by how many enemies you kill with your magic.

Warrior or Dwarf
Level 25: Change junk into silver.
Level 50: Change junk into gold.
Wizard or Sorceress
Level 25: Purify poisoned fruit.
Level 50: Purify poisoned meat.
Valkyrie or Knight
Level 25: Stop all on-screen traps for ten seconds.
Level 50: Destroy all on-screen traps.
Archer or Jester
Level 25: All on-screen secret walls will flash.
Level 50: All on-screen secret walls are destroyed.

Hint: Maximum character attributes:
Enable the "10,000 gold per level" code. You will start the game with 10,000 gold. Go shopping and buy magic, armor, strength, or speed until you are out of gold. Return to the game and you will once again have 10,000 gold. Keep buying attribute level-ups until your character has 999 strength, 999 armor, 999 speed and 999 magic. You can also replenish your health following a tough level by buying meat until it is restored. Save your character or this will have to be repeated.

Note: This trick requires four controllers. Make new characters, but do not save with them. Go to any Boss that you can easily defeat, such as the dragon. Have other characters just stand there or draw the Boss' attention away from you. Hammer away at the boss. When those idle characters die, do not touch that person's controller. When you finish the Boss, you will get four times the money you would normally get in one player mode. Use a small portion of this to fill up your health, and the rest to increase your stats. Repeat as needed until your stats are at maximum.

Enable the "10,000 gold per level" code. This will give you 10,000 gold each time you are in the Tower. After every level when you return to the tower, you will gain 10,000 gold for the next level. While in the tower, pause the game play and go to the shop. You should have 10,000 gold. Go to the bottom and spend it all on stats. Then select "Exit" and you will return to the tower. When you return, you will once again have 10,000 gold. Return to the shop and keep buying stats. Repeat this until you have full stats.
Michael Chisholm.

Hint: Level 99 Sumner:
To get the level 99 Sumner, go to the second level of the Battle Grounds, and play it normally. Find the exit, then backtrack until you find a bridge. It will be towards the front of the screen. You should not have to go far to find it. Enter the trap door and get all the coins. Note: You may need to unlock all the other secret characters first. When collecting all the coins, start on the right side. This level is very difficult and may require a few attempts. Sumner's stats are:

Level: 99
Strength: 999
Speed: 999
Armor: 999
Magic: 999
Gold: 5000
Health: 9999
Keys: 9
Potions: 9

Hint: Archer BFG:
If used properly, the Archer (and Tigress) can unleash the most powerful turbo attack in the game, the BFG, by using it as follows.

Use the BFG directly next to the enemy. It is important to understand the stages of the Archer's BFG: the draw, the main shot, and the arrow spread. Alone, each one of these stages of the attack are strong, but when all these hit a single target, the amount of damage done is staggering, easily taking out a General, Golem, or Gargoyle with one attack, or a massive chunk of a Boss' health.
Equip an attack-boosting elemental amulet and/or a super-shot. These items increase the power of each arrow fired in the attack significantly, making the BFG even more devastating.
These principles also apply to the Archer's "double bow". Use it up close and with power-ups so that all the boosted arrows hit the target along with the short-range strike from the target contacting the archer during her turbo.

Hint: Mini Mr. T. Dwarf:
Choose the Dwarf as your character and cycle through his colors until you get to the one where he is black and is wearing yellow. You will see a near exact Mr. T replica.

Hint: Mini Skorne:
When you defeat Skorne the first time, get the items he drops. Wait until you exit the shop screen, then put them all on. You look like a smaller version of Skorne. Note: This works best with the Dwarf.

Hint: Frightened Death:
If you find Death while wearing Anti-Death, he will get scared in run away in one player mode. In two to four player mode, he will simply avoid the player wearing Anti-Death and run after another player. Note: This works best if the "Permanent Anti-Death" code is enabled.

Hint: Anti-Death:
In the game there are two Deaths, a red one that will steal 100 health and a black one that will steal 1 level. By buying plenty of Anti-Death, you can avoiding losing health and levels. After putting on an Anti-Death halo, Death will avoid you. Instead of just ignoring the Death, run towards him with the Anti-Death still active. When you do this, the powers will be reversed. With red Death, you will gain 100 hundred health from him. With black Death, you can gain an entire level from him.
Caleb Storbeck.

Hint: Enlist help:
Equip the "Invincibilty" code, and go to any desired level. Find a General (recommended), Golem or Gargoyle, but do not kill it. Instead, have it follow you around. Stand next to a group of enemies and/or their generator and let the General, Golem or Gargoyle attack you. While attacking you, it will also destroy enemies and their generators, leaving you unharmed. You can destroy whatever was helping you when you get bored with it.
Terrence Coston.

Hint: Double invincibility:
Enable the "Invincibility" code, and find a second invulnerable item. Equip both and take off the limited one. You should now glow yellow. Each hit on you will increase your health. Note: This will exceed your maximum health.

Hint: Healing magic:
Once your character reaches level 80, their magic, regardless of which character, will heal a small portion of their health (even if you destroy magic that comes from a treasure chests, a barrel or is dropped by a general).
Terrence Coston.

Hint: Forsaken Province world: Playing tag:
Somewhere on the third level of the Forsaken Province is a glowing sphere that when touched allows you to play tag. When touched by the person that is "it", the game will state the name of the person that is now "it" (for example, Green Jester). Note: This does not work in single player mode.

Hint: Forsaken Province world: Mausoleum level: Dead man alive:
Go to where you lower the wooden bridge. Walk near the coffins and you will hear a person screaming and pounding to get out.

Hint: Hidden Golden Item:
Go to the Armory, in the Castle Realm (the fourth level in the third realm). After defeating the giant white golem, go into the farthest corner, directly underneath the stairs to the exit. Attack the wall directly below the stairs. It should blink and disappear, exposing a golden feather. Also, the runestone is in this level.
Terrence Coston.

Hint: Finding Runestones:
Go to Sumner and scroll down to "Runestones". It will tell you the next Runestone location.

If you fail to find all twelve Runestones after defeating Skorne's first form, go back to any previous level. If that level has a Runestone in it, a meter appears that will show you how close you are to a Runestone. The same will happen if you cannot find the thirteenth runestone.

Hint: Runestone locations:

The first Runestone is in the Forsaken Province on the Fields level. As you are going down the ramp of the mill, destroy all the enemies. There will be a shed with gates. Destroy the gates with an attack of any kind to get the first Runestone.
The second Runestone is in the mausoleum of the Forsaken Province. There is a ledge with gold and a treasure chest. Destroy the wall in the middle of them and the Runestone can be found behind there.
The third Runestone is in the valley region. In the cliff level, there is a part with a flame geyser and a narrow path on the right. About three steps there is a breakable wall with a lever and some other items. Pull the lever and it will show you where the Runestone is located.

Hint: Finding secret characters:

Medusa (Sorceress' secret form):Second level of the Forsaken Province, towards the end.
Minatour (Warrior's secret form): Second level of Mountain Kingdom, towards the end.
Unicorn (Knight's secret form): First level of Sky Dominion, towards the end.
Falconess (Valkrie's secret form): Second level of Castle Realm, towards the beginning.
Tigeress (Archer's secret form): Third level of Forest Realm, towards the end.
Ogre (Dwarf's secret form): First level of Ice Domain, towards the middle.
Hynea (Jester's secret form): Third Level of Dream World close to the middle.
Jackal (Wizard's secret form): In the second level of the Desert Lands, towards the beginning.
Sumner: Second level of the Battle Grounds at the end.

Hint: Avoiding traps:
Use levitation to get over traps. You can walk over them when the spikes appear.

Hint: Screaming and shaking treasure box:
When you use your x-ray vision glasses and see a skull with cross-bones (Death) in a treasure chest, stand next to the chest, but do not open it. Use one of your magic potion bottles. The treasure chest should start to shake, and you will hear Death screaming.

Hint: Turn cherries into apples:
You must be at least at level 60, when you are told that your potions can purify poisoned food. If there is a poison barrel next to a cherry, hit the barrel. The cherry should turn into poison fruit. Next, use a potion on the poison fruit and it should turn into an apple. Note: Electric potions will not work.

Hint: Video game company references:
Look closely near the beginning of the Graveyard. There is an arch which reads "Ataria", which refers to "Atari". Also, on the back of certain flying platforms you can find the Midway logo.
Sean bordenkircher.

Go near the sign for the first section of levels. On the sign will be the word "Atari".

Glitch: Exceed maximum health:
Use the following trick to receive more than your maximum health at any time, except if you have 9999 health. You need to have an Anti-Death item and near full to full health. Then, find a Red Death and use the Anti-Death on him. If done correctly, you will not be able to eat any food, but you will have more health than the maximum limit.
Dan Haley.

Glitch: Invincibility:
Enable the "10,000 gold" code. After reading everything (or pressing B), press Start and select the "Shop" button. Buy some ability items (for example, Magic power-ups, etc.). You should make all your attributes 999. If you run out of gold while shopping, select "Exit", and you will have 10,000 gold again when you return to the playing screen. Repeat the process until all your attributes are at 999. Then, start buying Invulnerabilities. Spend all your money at least six different times on them. Immediately before you enter into a level, press Up then Left or Right until you find the Invulnerabilities. Then, press Up to glow white and enter the level. Before you use the exit to the level, turn off your invulnerable, so it is not wasted. You can buy more Invulnerabilities and enter another level.

Glitch: Invisible flapping door:
On the second level in the Province, destroy the train with the spikes on the track with any attack. The door that it exits from will flap as if something went through it.

Glitch: Floating Ogre:
Unlock the Ogre then go to a level that has levitation. Turn it on and walk forward. Although his feet are not touching the ground you can kick enemies.

Glitch: Falling Coins:
When you defeat the Spider Queen and the coins appear, they sometimes fall off the web.
Stephen Walling.

Glitch: Exploding chest does no damage:
When you accidentally open a chest with a bomb in it, press Start. You will hear the chest ticking, then it will blow up. Resume the game, and anything near the chest will not be destroyed.

Glitch: Weak Sumner:
Play any level with a weak character. After you complete the level, change your character to Sumner. If done correctly, Sumner will only have the max HP as your previous character. Even though your stats are all at 999, you will notice a physical decrease in all his stats. You will also notice that if your previous character was under level 80 or level 30, Sumner's dragon will downgrade in form.

Glitch: Random numbers:
If you manage to obtain Sumner, complete any level or defeat a Boss with him. You will notice that Sumner will always gain over 200,000 experience, and anywhere from 15,000 to 40,000 in gold (which cannot be used), no matter how many enemies you kill.

Glitch: Lost stats:
If a characters stats are all at 999, start a new character on your file. The character with the built up stats will downgrade to what the character originally would have at that level. The only way to counter this problem is to either stay with the characters you already started with, or level every character that you plan to play up a level or two, and rebuild on your main character.

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