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Archon: The Light and the Dark

Average Rating: 7.83/10
Video Game Rank: 349
Amiga Rank: 16
Commodore 64 Rank: 5
NES Rank: 8
DOS Rank: 47
Macintosh Rank: 123
Atari 8-bit family Rank: 3
ZX Spectrum Rank: 1
Apple II Rank: 3
Amstrad CPC Rank: 2
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Primary Name
Archon: The Light and the Dark
Alternate Names
Archon
Archon Ultra
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Minimum Players
1
Maximum Players
2
Release Date
1983-00-00
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Archon Ultra
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North American DOS (Upgraded Re-release) edition
Rel Date: 1994-00-00
Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.
DOS
Developer: Free Fall Associates
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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English/European Amstrad CPC Floppy Disk edition
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
Amstrad CPC
Developer: Free Fall Associates, Lynsoft (UK) Ltd.
Media: 3" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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North American Atari XE/XL edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Atari, Inc.
Atari 8-bit family
Developer: Free Fall Associates
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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North American Macintosh edition
Rel Date: 1986-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
Macintosh
Developer: Free Fall Associates
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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English/European Amstrad CPC Cassette edition
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
Amstrad CPC
Developer: Free Fall Associates, Lynsoft (UK) Ltd.
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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North American Amiga edition
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
Amiga
Developer: Free Fall Associates
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: 
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North American Apple II edition
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
Apple II
Developer: Free Fall Associates
Media: 
Region: 
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North American NES edition
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
NES
Developer: Free Fall Associates
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: 
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English/European ZX Spectrum edition
Rel Date: 1984-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
ZX Spectrum
Developer: Free Fall Associates
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: 
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North American DOS edition
Rel Date: 1984-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
DOS
Developer: Mission Accomplished
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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User summary
Archon is a board game-like game inspired by chess, with action scenes when the pieces fight. It was designed by Paul Reiche III and Jon Freeman.

The game board consisted of light spaces and dark spaces, and the background could also change from light to dark. Each player has a set of pieces with different board moving abilities and different attack patterns during the action sequences. Dark pieces have an advantage on dark spaces, and vice versa. Player pieces can be placed on power points, and the game ends when one player controls all five power points."

Information details from Wikipedia, "Archon:_The_Light_and_the_Dark," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

Individual credits:
Jon Freeman: design
Paul Reiche III: design, art
Anne Westfall: program (C64)

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Statistics
Video Game Rank: 349
Amiga Rank: 16
Commodore 64 Rank: 5
NES Rank: 8
DOS Rank: 47
Macintosh Rank: 123
Atari 8-bit family Rank: 3
ZX Spectrum Rank: 1
Apple II Rank: 3
Amstrad CPC Rank: 2
Num Ratings: 99
Average Rating: 7.83
Standard Deviation: 1.54
Num Views: 2647
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.5
Fans: 9
Personal Comments: 16
Users Owning: 54
Users Wanting: 1
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 13
Plays This Month: 0
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