is a complete remake of Archon
The game features a completely rewritten game engine, new graphics and sound as well as digital music (a la MOD files), along with a new style of game board and an additional "special weapon" for each figure. It also adds multiplayer game (modem as well as hot seat).
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is obviously based largely on code from Star Control 2
as it also suffers from some of the same bugs (sound hanging under Windows as well as color corruption with newer VGA cards). Unfortunately, the bugfixes that apply to Star Control 2
do not apply to Archon Ultra
They also didn't test their sound library, DSMI, with Gravis Ultrasound cards, which require different handling. On a machine with a GUS, the sound is very slow during idle time.
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Tomer Gabel (4418)
on Mar 19, 2000.