> Gauntlet games haven't been good for a long time. Just my opinion.
I thought Legends and Dark Legacy did a great job of updating the Gauntlet formula to current standards. Aside from adding a (poorly done) inventory system to the DL home versions and straying away from the 8-bit moving walls/maze level structures, they managed to keep all the core Gauntlet gameplay intact.
I never had a Lynx to try Gauntlet III or played much of 4 on Genesis, so I can't really speak for those. What didn't you like about the more recent games?