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).
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|One of my favorite games got updated!||Tomer Gabel (4645)|
|A good remake...||Carl-J. Johansson (36)||unrated|
|PC Gamer||May, 1994||76 out of 100||76|
|PC Joker||Mar, 1994||74 out of 100||74|
|PC Player (Germany)||Jul, 1994||70 out of 100||70|
|PC Games (Germany)||Mar, 1994||67 out of 100||67|
|Secret Service / New S Service||Jun, 1994||65 out of 100||65|
|MikroBitti||Mar, 1994||65 out of 100||65|
|Play Time||Apr, 1994||63 out of 100||63|
|Power Play||Jul, 1994||61 out of 100||61|
|Joystick (French)||Mar, 1994||60 out of 100||60|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Mar, 1994||Unscored||Unscored|
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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).)