there IS another!
It’s very unusual that you find two completely different sequels to the same game that, while sharing the same numeral, have almost nothing else in common, but that is certainly the case with Gauntlet 3. The year after Epyx and Atari released Gauntlet: The Third Encounter for the Lynx British software house US Gold published Gauntlet III: The Final Quest. Of course this title turned out to be very misleading as numerous sequels followed much later on. Having had such enormous success with its conversions of the first two games, the midlands-based developer was desperate for another game, so it grabbed the licence from Atari Games once again and created its own. It’s a big departure from the first two entries, though, in several ways – most notably in the use of 3D isometric-style graphics. This means the action is far less intense and the focus becomes more about the adventuring side of things. It received a quite mixed reception from the press of the time because of this.