How do you play retro games?

Archon: The Light and the Dark (PC Booter)

...
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Written by  :  Tony Van (2691)
Written on  :  Jan 10, 2000
Platform  :  PC Booter
Rating  :  3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

0 out of 2 people found this review helpful

write a review of this game
read more reviews by Tony Van
read more reviews for this game

Summary

Great Game, Wrong Machine

The Good

The game mechanics are awesome. This game has always reminded me of the Chess sequence in Star Wars.

The Bad

The PC version is such a pale shadow of the game on the Atari or the C64. Not just the colors and the sound, but the fluidity of the character movements and attacks also.

The Bottom Line

One of the classics of the home computer age, but is constantly snubbed when re-released. Sale of the Nintendo version were poor, as well as the updated version Archon Ultra (released by SSI in the early 90's.)