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DescriptionArchon Ultra 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).
Part of the Following Groups
|One of my favorite games got updated!||Tomer Gabel (4416)|
|A good remake...||Carl-J. Johansson (31)||unrated|
The Press Says
|PC Gamer||May, 1994||76 out of 100||76|
|PC Player (Germany)||Jul, 1994||70 out of 100||70|
|PC Games (Germany)||Mar, 1994||67 out of 100||67|
|MikroBitti||Mar, 1994||65 out of 100||65|
|Power Play||Jul, 1994||61 out of 100||61|
|High Score||May, 1994||3 out of 5||60|
|Joystick (French)||Mar, 1994||60 out of 100||60|
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BugsArchon Ultra 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.
Related Web Sites
- Archon: Evolution -- "Archon: Evolution" is a Windows based enhanced rewrite of the all time classic Archon (of which Archon Ultra is a reworking).
Tomer Gabel (4416) added Archon Ultra (DOS) on Mar 19, 2000
Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Paul Reiche III, George Barr, Jonathan Freeman, Douglas Herring, Mark Johnson, Karen Mangum, John Xu, Bill YatesProgramming: