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Archon

 

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99 cent SALE in celebration of ARCHON PC releasing on STEAM and DIRECT-2-DRIVE.

PC VERSION NOW AVAILABLE! WWW.ARCHONCLASSIC.COM

NEW POWER-UPS IN COMBAT AND STRATEGY!!!

UPDATED DPAD AND FIRING CONTROL ISSUES!

MULTIPLAYER COMING SOON!!!

MANY VISUAL ADDITIONS also added.

Archon is the ultimate battle between light and dark as you fight in the action-packed Combat Arena to claim each square. Be a Dragon, Goblin, Unicorn Phoenix or various other characters...each with their own unique ability. No combat is the same, so no outcome is the same...you control the fight, so you control your destiny.

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IGN - 7.5/10

"...if you played Archon during the Reagan Era, you will be pleasantly surprised...I am relieved to see such fidelity to the original game...Playing classic Archon versus a friend remains one of the greatest videogame experiences I've ever had."

TOUCH ARCADE REVIEW

"Archon is a game that really stands the test of time...and the spirit is most definitely preserved."

ALL ABOUT THE GAMES (4 out of 5 stars)

"Archon suits the iPhone / iPod touch so well that you'd think it was made for it...what they've done in Archon works superbly and captures the original...All in all, another game has successfully been brought back from near obscurity to reign supreme on the iPhone / iPod Touch. React Games have done an excellent job."

iPHONEAPPREVIEWS (4 out of 5 stars)

"...new players who have never heard of Archon should pick this up immediately as it’s as superb a game today as it was in 1983."

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Archon is hailed as a perfect hybrid of strategy and fast-action combat. You take control of either the Light or Dark team, each with their unique line-up of creatures. Strategically move your pieces on the chess-like board to capture squares. If you move onto an enemy square however, real-time battle ensues in the Combat Arena! Dodge with your Dragon or weave with your Unicorn as the struggle of good vs evil rages piece by piece. The combat victor captures the square on the Strategy Board. You win a game by annihilating your opponent's team or claiming all 5 “Power Squares.”

With over 16 unique characters, no game is ever the same. Find your perfect strategy to claim to coveted “Archon” rank.

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How to play:

Using the Strategy board, move your pieces around to either capture the Power Squares or position them to annihilate your opponent's team. Your Wizard or Sorceress can cast spells, so protect them at all costs!

Pay special attention to the color of square you're on...because that gives you a health boost when you go to the Combat Arena!

Your Rank will show at the end, depending on how well you do.

Archon...no ordinary game of chess.

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Features:

Move pieces by Touch, Virtual D-pad or Accelerometer

Ranking system, shows you how well you did each game

18 pieces per team, plus ability to summon other characters

Each team has various spells they can cast

Various board configurations to play

Characters level up to gain new abilities

4 AI settings

Play as Light or Dark

Fully rendered 3d graphics

Original gameplay from the 1983 classic

Stats tracking (fastest time, wins/losses, rankings)

“Smart-Aim” feature in combat

6 different combat arenas

Custom soundtrack

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Visit our website for tips and tricks!

www.archonclassic.com

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

What's New in Version 1.9

New CONQUEST single player mode implemented!
Plus+ Leaderboards and Awards now implemented!
Combat controls overhauled and tweaked

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Rated 4/5 based on 3 customer reviews.

 

5/5 stars

Appreciate this, the greatest of the "forgotten" games!!!

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I'm so proud to be from a generation that hears the name "Archon" and thinks fondly back to the days when Electronic Arts elegantly packaged this work of genius. What a concept! Does it get any geekier than this? Highly unlikely. There's more goodness in the free version of this classic than a majority of the full versions you find in the App Store. But please do yourselves and the developers a favor and buy this game now. Don't put it off anymore. Even without the new update today, Archon would be cheap at ten times the price. You read that correctly. Think about it! It's like chess where your pieces have powers and abilities. Not only that, but the action combat sequences really make you earn that square.
It just begs the question--could Archon II: Adept be far behind? I hope not. I'd also like to see a new version of this gem come to the PC and Mac! Please say it'll happen and I can die happy.
One more thing--is there any way the old Commodore 64 version could be included as an unlockable feature? That would be a reason to buy an iPhone in and of itself. Thank you so much for bringing back one of my all-time favorite games. It shows class and sophistication like no other developer. Bless you.

4/5 stars

yobill in charge

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A worthy adaptation of the C64 classic for the iPhone. It's not exactly like the original, but the best aspects of the game are pretty much replicated here. Just like the original, the combat interface is a bit clunky, though the Knights/Trolls seem to fare better here than in the original, which is welcome. Moving around the board and casting spells is more difficult here than in the original, but this is likely something I will adjust to in time. Overall, I highly recommend for those who fondly remember playing this till 3AM on the Commod

yobill breaking into this dbag's comments- I am the master of Arch- Classic. Any of you chumps think you can take my top ranking away, bring it on. I smoke all y'all. yobill out.

5/5 stars

Much improved!

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I really love this game. Played the original growing up, and this one here has tremendous potential to be the perfect iPhone game.

I had this at 3 stars because there was bad controls as far as firing while moving. I played this again after patching and the problem is gone, this is now sooo much fun and frankly it's just very replayable. 5 stars now

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