Archon: The Light and the Dark



  • Id: 1077
  • Platforms: NES
  • Abbreviation: archon
  • Display Name: Archon: The Light and the Dark
  • Game Resources:
  • Strategy


Archon: The Light and the Dark is Battle Chess to the extreme. Instead of just capturing the opponent's piece upon confrontation, the two pieces are placed in a "combat arena" in which they must fight to the death. The game is won when either all of the opponent's pieces are defeated or all five Magic Squares are held at once.
ShesChardcore uses the latter to complete the game and does it 9.12 seconds faster by skipping a fight done in the previous run. For more details, you can read the submission notes here.
The baseline tab shows the default movie beating the game as fast as possible without any special conditions.

Game Versions

Type Name Title Override Region Version Sha1 Md5 Platform
Good Archon (USA).nes U A0A7008F1FB953CF436C47FE814BE10F8FC3BA77 4777689BFC7AD9E36136235FC774A36D NES