Archon: The Light and the Dark

Moby ID: 73

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Amiga screenshots

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Title
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Knight moves
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Unicorn vs Dragon
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Golem vs Basilisk

Amstrad CPC screenshots

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Title screen
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Main menu
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The board is set up.
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And so the eternal battle begins.
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The phoenix and banshee are fighting.
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The banshee won.
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So the banshee now controls that spot.
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The dark sorceress casts a spell to imprison the phoenix.
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The last light being left is the wizard.
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The wizard is fighting the troll. This won't take long.
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And it didn't. Now, only the wizard and sorceress are left.
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LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE! Final battle.
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Game over. They had no idea of the power of the dark side.

Apple II screenshots

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Title screen.
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Move your pieces. (Boardgame sequence).
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Challenge your opponent to a duel. (Action sequence).
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Wizard tries magic! (Boardgame sequence).

Atari 8-bit screenshots

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Intro
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Title Screen
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Start of Game
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Dark moves into position
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Battle on a light-leaning square
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Shifting back to dark
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Battle on a Dark Square

Commodore 64 screenshots

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Title flickers in different colors.
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This screen is accompanied by C64 music.
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The armies march onto the screen.
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The board, completely set up and ready for play.
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A phoenix attacked a goblin. Instead of just getting the square, as in chess, the two fight for it. The attacker is not guaranteed a victory.
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The phoenix's attack it to blow up in a giant flame ball, which damages the opponent who is too close.
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Another difference from chess is the ability of the wizard and sorceress to cast spells. Spells can heal, change time to take back a loss, resurrect a piece...
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After the phoenix killed the goblin, the sorceress cast a spell to freeze the phoenix, so that it could not move.

FM-7 screenshots

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The well known title screen.
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Let's imprison the biggest threat.
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Oh no! It's combat time!

Macintosh screenshots

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Boot screen
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Title screen
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Game start
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Fight
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Cast a spell

NES screenshots

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Title screen
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The board
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Doing battle
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The wizard summons a fire elemental, use it to attack one of the monsters of the dark side
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Combat between light wizard and dark dragon on a light square. The light side gets a health bonus on these squares
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Combat between light phoenix and dark manticore one a dark square. The dark side gets a health bonus on dark squares
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Combat between light archer and dark square on a square of "neutral color"; neither side gets a health bonus on such a square
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The wizard revives one of his creatures which had been killed in combat. You can cast the revive spell only once per game
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Dark side controls all five powerpoints and thus wins the game
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The NES port has a new gameplay rule that encourages combat. If no battle has been fought for quite a while the game ends in a stalemate

PC Booter screenshots

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Archon Title Screen
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The game board and pieces
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The sorceress summons an elemental to attack a valkyrie
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The wizard selects which creature he wants to bring back from the dead
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Imprisoned units can not be used for a while. Black creatures are freed when night falls, light creatures when it is noon
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Combat: white wizard dodges black dragon's fireball
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Combat: white phoenix turns in to a ball of flames, but the black manticore is not within the range of this attack
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The dark side controls all five powerpoints and thus wins the game
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Title screen (CGA with composite monitor)
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The players arrive on the board (CGA with composite monitor)
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Moving a knight (CGA with composite monitor)
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Battle! Lookout, white! (CGA with composite monitor)
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Knight moves, there's going to be a battle... (CGA with composite monitor)
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White Phoenix attacks black... (CGA with composite monitor)
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The black goblin makes a move (CGA with composite monitor)

PC-88 screenshots

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Title screen A
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Title screen B
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Getting started...
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Look at the unicorn :)
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I guess that can't be good, right?..
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Damn those elementals...
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Heated battle...
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I'm trying to protect myself
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No way, Jose...

ZX Spectrum screenshots

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Control menu
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Main menu
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And so the eternal battle begins.
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A battle
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The archer takes it
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The wizard is casting a spell
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The dragon is fighting the wizard
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But the wizard prevails
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