Archon: the Light and the Dark downloads
Free Fall developed a sequel for the same platforms, Archon II: Adept, released by Electronic Arts in 1984. Ten years later an enhanced version of the original was published by Strategic Simulations as Archon Ultra.Search on eBay
Additional info about Archon: the Light and the DarkAwards won by Archon: the Light and the Dark:
- 1983 - Most Innovative Computer Game, Electronic Games Arcade Awards (Atari 8-bit).
- 1983 - , Gamespot Greatest PC Games of all Time.
Input: joystick, keyboard
Distributed on: 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, Macintosh, NES, ZX Spectrum
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- Christopher Salem - 14/08/2018 23:48I've found this game more challenging when played on the NES than the PC, as the AI in the NES version moves swifter, and the D-pad not as precise as a keyboard. Still, this is one game that if you've enjoyed it on one platform, you'll want to own it for your other platforms. A third way to win not mentioned in the manual, is to reduce your opponent to one creature, and then imprison that creature if it can be intimidated off a power point (power points are proof against magic). It is possible, though extremely rare, to stalemate a game.