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Archon: The Light and the Dark (Commodore 64)

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Written by  :  Jeremy Howe (8)
Written on  :  Jun 05, 2004
Platform  :  Commodore 64
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Summary

Another C64 classic

The Good

Great concept and direction. Archon delivers not only great fun, but great strategy.

The Bad

Gameplay a little rough, even for the 80's.

The Bottom Line

Take chess and add in battles between great players with different strengths. That is what you get with Archon. This game nicely blends fierce battles with strategy and keeps the player entertained. You start off much like chess with your strong players on the back of the board and the "pawns" in the front. You must go through battles for spaces with the opposing color to gain your ground on the board. This is one of the top 5 games that C64 ever came out with. A must-try.