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Archon: The Light and the Dark

DOS – 1984

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Year 1984
Platform DOS
Genre Action, Strategy
Theme Real-Time, Turn-based
Perspective Top-Down
Released in United States
Publisher Electronic Arts, Inc.
Developer Free Fall Associates
4.43 / 5 - 33 votes

Description of Archon: The Light and the Dark

Introduction from the manual: “Archon is a contest of action and strategy between opposing forces wrought from myth and legend. The Light Side and the Dark Side are equal in force, balanced in strength. Though they are not identical, their goals are the same. Each side exists to conquer, by eliminating all of the opposing pieces or controlling the five power points.” Archon is a great classic I loved back then on the C64. The game is an amazingly original blend of chess, fantasy strategy, puzzle, and even a bit of action. Hard to describe– but must be played to be believe. Similar to The Sentinel, Archon is one of the rarest of all classics: addictive gameplay that truly stands the test of time. Graphics and controls are poor on the PC version, though (CGA only), and so I really suggest trying to get hold of the original Atari or C64 release, or take a look at the updated Archon Ultra released years after this one (although unfortunately the true sequel, Archon II, was never released for the PC). A must-have!

Review By HOTUD

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Screenshots for DOS:

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Screenshots for Amiga:

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Screenshots for Amstrad CPC:

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Screenshots for Atari 8-bit:

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