Archon (Atari 8-Bit, Cartridge) Atari - 1987 USA, Canada Release

From Eli's Software Encyclopedia
Packaging cover Archon.
Product ID 77000-41001
Product UPC 077000410016
Platform(s) Atari 8-Bit
Packaging Retail Box
Media Cartridge
Copyright date 1987
Publisher(s) Atari
Category(s) Entertainment, Arcade
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

A magical medieval playing field, rendered on the landscape of an overgrown chessboard, looms before you. Within this mystical area are phoenixes, golems, and wizards. Like magical beings, their powers change as they move from square to square. When two opponents meet, the board explodes into a battlefield.

Your pieces use their awesome powers to fight banshees, goblins, and sorceresses. They cast spells and missiles; they pummel, pierce, and trow flames. They even take on each other's shapes and characteristics. You will need all your skill, dexterity, and wisdom to control and guide your side.

Your magic rises and ebbs with the board's luminosity cycle. As the light changes, so does your power. You must race against time and use your strength effectively.

Archon is a contest of action and strategy between opposing forces wrought from myth and legend. The Light Side and the Dark Side are equal in force, balanced in strength. Though they are not identical, their goals are the same. Each side exists to conquer, by eliminating all of the opposing pieces or controlling the five power points.

For one or two players.

System Requirements

Atari 8-Bit
Required RAM 48K
Requires Joystick Yes

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Archon. Retail Box back Archon.



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