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Archon: The Light and the Dark

Archon: The Light and the Dark Screenshots

Amiga version

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amiga Title

Title

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amiga Knight moves

Knight moves

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amiga Unicorn vs Dragon

Unicorn vs Dragon

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amiga Golem vs Basilisk

Golem vs Basilisk


Archon: The Light and the Dark Screenshots

Amstrad CPC version

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amstrad CPC Title screen

Title screen

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amstrad CPC Main menu

Main menu

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amstrad CPC The board is set up.

The board is set up.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amstrad CPC And so the eternal battle begins.

And so the eternal battle begins.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amstrad CPC The phoenix and banshee are fighting.

The phoenix and banshee are fighting.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amstrad CPC The banshee won.

The banshee won.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amstrad CPC So the banshee now controls that spot.

So the banshee now controls that spot.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amstrad CPC The dark sorceress casts a spell to imprison the phoenix.

The dark sorceress casts a spell to imprison the phoenix.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amstrad CPC The last light being left is the wizard.

The last light being left is the wizard.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amstrad CPC The wizard is fighting the troll. This won't take long.

The wizard is fighting the troll. This won't take long.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amstrad CPC And it didn't. Now, only the wizard and sorceress are left.

And it didn't. Now, only the wizard and sorceress are left.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amstrad CPC LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE! Final battle.

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE! Final battle.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Amstrad CPC Game over. They had no idea of the power of the dark side.

Game over. They had no idea of the power of the dark side.


Archon: The Light and the Dark Screenshots

Apple II version

Archon: The Light and the Dark Apple II Title screen.

Title screen.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Apple II Move your pieces. (Boardgame sequence).

Move your pieces. (Boardgame sequence).

Archon: The Light and the Dark Apple II Challenge your opponent to a duel. (Action sequence).

Challenge your opponent to a duel. (Action sequence).

Archon: The Light and the Dark Apple II Wizard tries magic! (Boardgame sequence).

Wizard tries magic! (Boardgame sequence).


Archon: The Light and the Dark Screenshots

Atari 8-bit version

Archon: The Light and the Dark Atari 8-bit Intro

Intro

Archon: The Light and the Dark Atari 8-bit Title Screen

Title Screen

Archon: The Light and the Dark Atari 8-bit Start of Game

Start of Game

Archon: The Light and the Dark Atari 8-bit Dark moves into position

Dark moves into position

Archon: The Light and the Dark Atari 8-bit Battle on a light-leaning square

Battle on a light-leaning square

Archon: The Light and the Dark Atari 8-bit Shifting back to dark

Shifting back to dark

Archon: The Light and the Dark Atari 8-bit Battle on a Dark Square

Battle on a Dark Square


Archon: The Light and the Dark Screenshots

Commodore 64 version

Archon: The Light and the Dark Commodore 64 Title flickers in different colors.

Title flickers in different colors.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Commodore 64 This screen is accompanied by C64 music.

This screen is accompanied by C64 music.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Commodore 64 The armies march onto the screen.

The armies march onto the screen.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Commodore 64 The board, completely set up and ready for play.

The board, completely set up and ready for play.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Commodore 64 A phoenix attacked a goblin.  Instead of just getting the square, as in chess, the two fight for it.  The attacker is not guaranteed a victory.

A phoenix attacked a goblin. Instead of just getting the square, as in chess, the two fight for it. The attacker is not guaranteed a victory.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Commodore 64 The phoenix's attack it to blow up in a giant flame ball, which damages the opponent who is too close.

The phoenix's attack it to blow up in a giant flame ball, which damages the opponent who is too close.

Archon: The Light and the Dark Commodore 64 Another difference from chess is the ability of the wizard and sorceress to cast spells.  Spells can heal, change time to take back a loss, resurrect a piece...

Another difference from chess is the ability of the wizard and sorceress to cast spells. Spells can heal, change time to take back a loss, resurrect a piece...

Archon: The Light and the Dark Commodore 64 After the phoenix killed the goblin, the sorceress cast a spell to freeze the phoenix, so that it could not move.

After the phoenix killed the goblin, the sorceress cast a spell to freeze the phoenix, so that it could not move.


Archon: The Light and the Dark Screenshots

FM-7 version

Archon: The Light and the Dark FM-7 The well known title screen.

The well known title screen.

Archon: The Light and the Dark FM-7 Let's imprison the biggest threat.

Let's imprison the biggest threat.

Archon: The Light and the Dark FM-7 Oh no! It's combat time!

Oh no! It's combat time!


Archon: The Light and the Dark Screenshots

NES version

Archon: The Light and the Dark NES Title screen

Title screen

Archon: The Light and the Dark NES The board

The board

Archon: The Light and the Dark NES Doing battle

Doing battle

Archon: The Light and the Dark NES The wizard summons a fire elemental, use it to attack one of the monsters of the dark side

The wizard summons a fire elemental, use it to attack one of the monsters of the dark side

Archon: The Light and the Dark NES Combat between light wizard and dark dragon on a light square. The light side gets a health bonus on these squares

Combat between light wizard and dark dragon on a light square. The light side gets a health bonus on these squares

Archon: The Light and the Dark NES Combat between light phoenix and dark manticore one a dark square. The dark side gets a health bonus on dark squares

Combat between light phoenix and dark manticore one a dark square. The dark side gets a health bonus on dark squares

Archon: The Light and the Dark NES Combat between light archer and dark square on a square of "neutral color"; neither side gets a health bonus on such a square

Combat between light archer and dark square on a square of "neutral color"; neither side gets a health bonus on such a square

Archon: The Light and the Dark NES The wizard revives one of his creatures which had been killed in combat. You can cast the revive spell only once per game

The wizard revives one of his creatures which had been killed in combat. You can cast the revive spell only once per game

Archon: The Light and the Dark NES Dark side controls all five powerpoints and thus wins the game

Dark side controls all five powerpoints and thus wins the game

Archon: The Light and the Dark NES The NES port has a new gameplay rule that encourages combat. If no battle has been fought for quite a while the game ends in a stalemate

The NES port has a new gameplay rule that encourages combat. If no battle has been fought for quite a while the game ends in a stalemate


Archon: The Light and the Dark Screenshots

PC-88 version

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC-88 Title screen A

Title screen A

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC-88 Title screen B

Title screen B

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC-88 Getting started...

Getting started...

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC-88 Look at the unicorn :)

Look at the unicorn :)

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC-88 I guess that can't be good, right?..

I guess that can't be good, right?..

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC-88 Damn those elementals...

Damn those elementals...

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC-88 Heated battle...

Heated battle...

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC-88 I'm trying to protect myself

I'm trying to protect myself

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC-88 No way, Jose...

No way, Jose...


Archon: The Light and the Dark Screenshots

PC Booter version

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC Booter Archon Title Screen

Archon Title Screen

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC Booter The game board and pieces

The game board and pieces

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC Booter The sorceress summons an elemental to attack a valkyrie

The sorceress summons an elemental to attack a valkyrie

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC Booter The wizard selects which creature he wants to bring back from the dead

The wizard selects which creature he wants to bring back from the dead

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC Booter Imprisoned units can not be used for a while. Black creatures are freed when night falls, light creatures when it is noon

Imprisoned units can not be used for a while. Black creatures are freed when night falls, light creatures when it is noon

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC Booter Combat: white wizard dodges black dragon's fireball

Combat: white wizard dodges black dragon's fireball

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC Booter Combat: white phoenix turns in to a ball of flames, but the black manticore is not within the range of this attack

Combat: white phoenix turns in to a ball of flames, but the black manticore is not within the range of this attack

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC Booter The dark side controls all five powerpoints and thus wins the game

The dark side controls all five powerpoints and thus wins the game

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC Booter Title screen (CGA with composite monitor)

Title screen (CGA with composite monitor)

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC Booter The players arrive on the board (CGA with composite monitor)

The players arrive on the board (CGA with composite monitor)

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC Booter Moving a knight (CGA with composite monitor)

Moving a knight (CGA with composite monitor)

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC Booter Battle! Lookout, white! (CGA with composite monitor)

Battle! Lookout, white! (CGA with composite monitor)

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC Booter Knight moves, there's going to be a battle... (CGA with composite monitor)

Knight moves, there's going to be a battle... (CGA with composite monitor)

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC Booter White Phoenix attacks black... (CGA with composite monitor)

White Phoenix attacks black... (CGA with composite monitor)

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC Booter The black goblin makes a move (CGA with composite monitor)

The black goblin makes a move (CGA with composite monitor)


Archon: The Light and the Dark Screenshots

ZX Spectrum version

Archon: The Light and the Dark ZX Spectrum Control menu

Control menu

Archon: The Light and the Dark ZX Spectrum Main menu

Main menu

Archon: The Light and the Dark ZX Spectrum And so the eternal battle begins.

And so the eternal battle begins.

Archon: The Light and the Dark ZX Spectrum A battle

A battle

Archon: The Light and the Dark ZX Spectrum The archer takes it

The archer takes it

Archon: The Light and the Dark ZX Spectrum The wizard is casting a spell

The wizard is casting a spell

Archon: The Light and the Dark ZX Spectrum The dragon is fighting the wizard

The dragon is fighting the wizard

Archon: The Light and the Dark ZX Spectrum But the wizard prevails

But the wizard prevails