Archon Ultra is an old DOS fantasy strategy game, developed by Free Fall Associates, designed by Jonathan Freeman, Paul Reiche III and published by Softgold Computerspiele in 1994. Archon Ultra was turn-based strategy. It's available for download. Archon Ultra is also part of the Archon series.
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Downloads for Archon Ultra
Trouble running this game? Check out the F.A.Q.
Video courtesy of Squakenet.com.
Input: joystick, keyboard, mouse
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, cd-rom
Sound cards supported: Adlib, Sound Blaster, Gravis Ultrasound, Pro Audio Spectrum
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- Christopher Salem - 15/08/2018 10:02In watching an inept Squake attempt to play this Archon version, I've noticed something common with RTS games: the shooter at the lower end of the screen has a reach advantage over the target above them. This is demonstrated in the video by the Shapeshifter vs Unicorn combat. Another example would be in playing Command-&-Conquer: a GDI Guard Tower would shred a NOD Artillery unit, but when the Artillery piece is positioned south of the GDI Guard Tower, the gun extends just beyond the square the Artillery occupies, giving it an advantage of reach.
Yes, I am a fan of the original Archon, and I found Squake's demonstration (at the time of this comment) an embarrassment. I've never seen such a poor demonstration of game play.
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