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  • Publisher: React Games
  • Genre: Action
  • Released: 23 Jun, 2009
  • Size: 10.1 MB
  • Price: $1.99
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Archon is the ultimate battle between light and dark as you fight in the action-packed Combat Arena to claim each square. Be a Dragon, Goblin, Unicorn Phoenix or various other characters...each with their own unique ability. No combat is the same, so no outcome is the control the fight, so you control your destiny.

IGN - 7.5/10
"...if you played Archon during the Reagan Era, you will be pleasantly surprised...I am relieved to see such fidelity to the original game...Playing classic Archon versus a friend remains one of the greatest videogame experiences I've ever had."

"Archon is a game that really stands the test of time...and the spirit is most definitely preserved."

ALL ABOUT THE GAMES (4 out of 5 stars)
"Archon suits the iPhone / iPod touch so well that you'd think it was made for it...what they've done in Archon works superbly and captures the original...All in all, another game has successfully been brought back from near obscurity to reign supreme on the iPhone / iPod Touch. React Games have done an excellent job."

iPHONEAPPREVIEWS (4 out of 5 stars)
" players who have never heard of Archon should pick this up immediately as it’s as superb a game today as it was in 1983."

Archon is hailed as a perfect hybrid of strategy and fast-action combat. You take control of either the Light or Dark team, each with their unique line-up of creatures. Strategically move your pieces on the chess-like board to capture squares. If you move onto an enemy square however, real-time battle ensues in the Combat Arena! Dodge with your Dragon or weave with your Unicorn as the struggle of good vs evil rages piece by piece. The combat victor captures the square on the Strategy Board. You win a game by annihilating your opponent's team or claiming all 5 “Power Squares.”
With over 16 unique characters, no game is ever the same. Find your perfect strategy to claim to coveted “Archon” rank.

How to play:

Using the Strategy board, move your pieces around to either capture the Power Squares or position them to annihilate your opponent's team. Your Wizard or Sorceress can cast spells, so protect them at all costs!

Pay special attention to the color of square you're on...because that gives you a health boost when you go to the Combat Arena!

Your Rank will show at the end, depending on how well you do. ordinary game of chess.


Move pieces by Touch, Virtual D-pad or Accelerometer
Ranking system, shows you how well you did each game
18 pieces per team, plus ability to summon other characters
Each team has various spells they can cast
Various board configurations to play
Characters level up to gain new abilities
4 AI settings
Play as Light or Dark
Fully rendered 3d graphics
Original gameplay from the 1983 classic
Stats tracking (fastest time, wins/losses, rankings)
“Smart-Aim” feature in combat
6 different combat arenas
Custom soundtrack

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What's New in Version 1.9

New CONQUEST single player mode implemented!
Plus+ Leaderboards and Awards now implemented!
Combat controls overhauled and tweaked


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