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[Cassette inlay] [Loading screen]
[In-game screen]
Full titleArchon
Also known asArchon: The Light and the Dark
Year of release1985
PublisherAriolasoft UK Ltd (UK)
Re-released byDro Soft (Spain)
Author(s)The RamJam Corporation (Tony Barber, Simon Dunstan)
Tie-in licenceFree Fall Associates (USA) (original game: Archon)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players2 - turn based
ControlsKempston, Interface 2 (left), Interface 2 (right) and Keyboard
TypeBoard Game
Message languageMultiple languages (see individual downloads)
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£10.95
2500 ptas.
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoParticipant in the Game of the Year Awards 1985
Also listed on Wikipedia
RemarksWinner of the Game of the Year Awards 1985 - Best Strategy Game.
Comes with free enamelled metal badge offer.
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 and NES
Score 7.54 (13 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.LanguageEncoding scheme
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Archon.tzx.zip20,477(Perfect TZX tape image)Original releaseAS24015EnglishNone
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Archon.tap.zip20,237((non-TZX) TAP tape image)English
Archon(DroSoft).tzx.zip19,940(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release1EA003M-40622-1985SpanishUnspecified custom loader

Additional material
Archon_2.gif9,676(Loading screen)
Archon_2.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Archon_2.gif4,032(In-game screen)
Archon.pdf2,069,574(Scanned English instructions)
Archon.txt9,118(English instructions)
Archon(DroSoft).pdf21,330(Spanish instructions)
Archon_Back.jpg154,091(Cassette inlay)
Archon_Front.jpg161,606(Cassette inlay)
Archon(DroSoft)_Back.jpg180,427(Re-release cassette inlay)
Archon(DroSoft)_Front.jpg178,928(Re-release cassette inlay)
Archon(DroSoft)_Spine.jpg25,995(Re-release cassette inlay)

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Magazine references
Personal Computer News5.85page 133(News/Note)
Computer Gamer6.85page 6(News/Note) [full page]
Sinclair User6.85page 30(Review) [full page]
Computer Gamer7.85page 30(Feature) [full page]
Computer Gamer7.85page 30(Tips) [full page]
Crash7.85page 21(Review) [full page]
Your Spectrum7.85page 41(Review) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly8.85page 526(News/Note) [full page]
ZX Computing8.85page 77(Review) [full page]
Crash12.85page 82(Tips) [full page]
New Computer Express1.89page 339(Tips)
MicroHobby3.86page 15(Nuevo)[full page]

Magazine adverts
Home Computing Weekly3.85page 347(Full-page ad - not a Spectrum advert) [full page]
Computer Gamer6.85page 11(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash6.85page 28(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games6.85page 119(Full-page ad) [full page]
Your Spectrum6.85page 57(Full-page ad) [full page]

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