By React Games
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Play as both Light and Dark in this single player game based off the hit title, "Archon."
In this game, you have several campaigns to play through, using the Light and Dark teams. Each campaign features 15 quests for a total of 60 to play through! Each one is unique with different enemies to fight, puzzles to solve and medals to win!
Involve yourself in an immersive storyline as you try to maintain the balance of the world caught between the forces of Light and Dark. Are you the chosen one, the savior, the Archon who was prophesied to come?
Turn-Based Strategy, like the original Archon.
Fast-Paced action in the Combat Arena.
Worldwide Leaderboards and Awards.
Earn medals for each Quest based on how well you do.
Cast Spells, including several new ones.
Level up your pieces.
Collect various Power-ups in Combat.
Fight multiple enemies in later stages.
Unlock INSANE mode when you complete a Quest.
HOURS of unique gameplay.
Buy the game, Earn some medals and see where you rank in the world!
Classic & Timeless
React Games has really brought this classic into the modern age. I played both Archon and Archon II back when they were originally released in the eighties on the C64. While Archon: Conquest is certainly new and different it is based on the classic structure of Archon. The formula that defines Archon's success through the years is that it offers a fantasy implementation of chess with special powers (firing, spells..) and it allows the skilled player the opportunity to still win a battle even if his piece is weaker than the computers or his opponents piece. I have only had a few hours to spend with Archon: Conquest, but the leveling capability and quests offer a perfect expansion to the brand. There are almost no games I continue to want to play from the eighties, but Archon is an itch I continue to want to scratch. I've purchased several hundred iPhone games and my advice is Buy Now. Archon won't disappoint and for only .99 you can't lose. $4.99 would still be cheap.
Good fun, great artwork, gameplay needs work
The game itself is great fun. Actually more than the original I remember playing on my C64. The artwork is great, and I enjoy the minor storyline to the game.
For those who have never played the game think something of a mix between Chess and Gladiator combat. You move similar to chess pieces, but when you attack something you go into a combat mode where your piece has different abilities and levels / health, etc. It is a lot of fun.
The iPhone addition of using tilt for control is pretty neat, I like the idea. The implementation needs a little work though as it is very hard to control your character when they are moving an entire "block" at a time using the tilt. There is really no way to correct once you go slightly too far.
You don't have to use the Tilt, you can use the thumb controller on the left of the screen, but I actually found that even harder to control. It felt more like it lagged 2-3 seconds behind when I moved to when I saw the move on the screen.
Why buy this one?
I am appending my original review. I paid for this game a few weeks ago. Now i find that it is included for free with the original Archon game? And the update wiped out all my progress i had made. That stinks.
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I greatly enjoy the original Archon and I like the twist with this new game. The different boards and piece arrangements force me to use pieces I rarely use in the original. My only complaint is that the game seems to freeze extremely often, whether midbattle or on the board screen. This is frustrating since I either have to sit and wait and hope it fixes itself, or I have to close out and start that board over. Very irritating if I was doing well.
- Category: Games
- Released: Oct 15, 2009
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 10.8 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
- Seller: React Games
- © 2009 React Games
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.