Archon: The Light and the Dark

Archon: The Light and the Dark

The goal of the game is either to take control of five power points located on the board, to eliminate all the opposing pieces, or to eliminate all but one remaining imprisoned piece of the opponent's. While the board is similar to a chessboard,...

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Name Archon: The Light and the Dark
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Platform Atari 800
Release Date 1983
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Developers Free Fall Associates
Publishers Electronic Arts
Genres Strategy
Max Players 2
Cooperative No
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Community Rating: 4.93
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archon:_The_Light_and_the_Dark
Video Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMbOgSY-rJ0
Overview
The goal of the game is either to take control of five power points located on the board, to eliminate all the opposing pieces, or to eliminate all but one remaining imprisoned piece of the opponent's. While the board is similar to a chessboard, and the various pieces are similarly designed to have various offsetting abilities, when one piece attempts to take another, the removal of the targeted piece is not automatic. Instead, the two pieces are placed into a full-screen 'combat arena' and must battle (action-style, with the players running the pieces) to determine who takes the square.
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