By Joseph Walter
Musically, the game reflects that same evolution.
"Gauntlet Legends" has an interesting, varied score throughout, but the Title Screen / Character Select theme is especially cool, as it is a relatively complex rendition of the original "Gauntlet" theme. Truthfully, there's another great version of this theme in one of the final stages, "The Desecrated Temple," which is more reminiscent of the mood that the original had (with the addition of Gregorian chanting to make it more eerie) but this particular track exemplifies how versatile the score in this game is:
The deep chorus that essentially moans the next sequence only further further adds to the chilling, haunting portrait that the theme continues to paint, although it has a very faint, heroic air to it. The calming guitar that follows over the snare and chorus is another unique choice, whose juxtaposition only makes the return to the "Gauntlet" theme proper all the more satisfying.
The rest of the score echoes the supernatural, ominous vibe pioneered in this theme, and adds to an already great game.