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Game #1784
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Archon    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: WISE Games
Strategy   Tabletop strategy

Rating: 9.08 (377 votes)

Archon box cover

Archon screenshot
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!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Jon Freeman & Paul Reiche III
Developer: Free Fall Associates
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Year: 1984
Software Copyright: Free Fall Associates
Theme: Unique, Fantasy
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Archon Ultra, Dark Legions, Dino Wars

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