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Archon Ultra (DOS)

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Description

Archon 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).

Screenshots

Archon Ultra DOS Title screen.
Archon Ultra DOS Combat Screen
Archon Ultra DOS Starting Board Layout
Archon Ultra DOS Board Gameplay

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User Reviews

One of my favorite games got updated! Tomer Gabel (4394) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
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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Trivia

Bugs

Archon 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 (4394) added Archon Ultra (DOS) on Mar 19, 2000