There's a lot going right now over at React Games, and it's not just to do with the iPhone.

The studio that brought a revamp of Free Fall Associates' classic '80s strategy / arcade game Archon [App Store] to the iPhone is about to release a separate single-player spin-off title that should give fans of the game much to enjoy.

archon conquest screen

Upcoming Archon Conquest features four maps to play, 60 different quests or puzzles to complete, and a storyline that ties it all together.  Fans of the series may note that some of the maps are reminiscent of the layout of Archon II: Adept, but the similarity ends at the visual level.  Still, it's a nice expansion of an already great game.

We've captured some early gameplay from the pre-release, preview build of the game that React was kind enough to send us.  Have a look at the action.


[ Full HD version | Low Bandwidth version ]

Archon Conquest will appear in the App Store shortly at a price of $0.99.

archon conquest mapReact is also putting the finishing touches on the v1.9 update to classic Archon for the iPhone, which should hit the App Store about the same time as Conquest.  This update will bring a complete re-work of the touch control system as well as various AI enhancements.  And the further-out v2.0 update of Archon will add multiplayer to the mix.  Stay tuned.

Both Archon v1.9 and Archon Conquest now feature Plus+ leaderboards and award systems.

Another piece of news for fans of the game is that React is bringing a four-player adaptation of classic Archon to the PC, featuring multiplayer support as well as a choice of classic 8-bit or redesigned artwork. After 25 years, the game returns to the desktop.  Pre-orders for the PC version start on October 15th at React's website.

  • Dan

    Pure Disapointing !
    Multiplayer has been further delayed .
    Better to make some money with "conquest"
    in the meantime.

  • Dan

    Pure Disapointing !
    Multiplayer has been further delayed .
    Better to make some money with "conquest"
    in the meantime.

  • joe

    what do you expect for just $4?

  • joe

    what do you expect for just $4?

  • iPhoneGamer

    Yes, I agree. The lack of multi player is a blow, and now having to wait even longer for it, 2 versions even, while a new "game" comes out... Ugh.

    Also, Conquest looks like something that could / should be added as a new level of play in the original game. And believe me, I'm not a cheap asshole who complains about price. I'd gladly even pay for conquest as a in app purchase level update to save on the springboard real estate.

  • iPhoneGamer

    Yes, I agree. The lack of multi player is a blow, and now having to wait even longer for it, 2 versions even, while a new "game" comes out... Ugh.

    Also, Conquest looks like something that could / should be added as a new level of play in the original game. And believe me, I'm not a cheap asshole who complains about price. I'd gladly even pay for conquest as a in app purchase level update to save on the springboard real estate.

  • yesplease

    multiplayer is so very essential for archon. I hope we will get it before chistmas.

  • yesplease

    multiplayer is so very essential for archon. I hope we will get it before chistmas.

  • Reaganomics

    I guess no new campain game mode that was promised for Archon.

  • Reaganomics

    I guess no new campain game mode that was promised for Archon.

  • http://www.iphonelife.com/werner.ruotsalainen Menneisyys

    Story posted to the iPhone/iPod Touch Multiplayer Gaming Bible ( http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?p=555778 ) – along with TONS of new info & videos!

  • http://www.iphonelife.com/werner.ruotsalainen Menneisyys

    Story posted to the iPhone/iPod Touch Multiplayer Gaming Bible ( http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?p=555778 ) – along with TONS of new info & videos!

  • Adams Immersive

    Adept was my first thought too. Either way, I'm interested, and happy to see Archon continuing to evolve!

  • Adams Immersive

    Adept was my first thought too. Either way, I'm interested, and happy to see Archon continuing to evolve!

  • Dark NRG

    Boy is that theme music repeating after each menu selection annoying!!! Why don't they just keep it running, or give us an option to turn it off. Never did like it on the regular iphone version, tho I love the game!

  • Dark NRG

    Boy is that theme music repeating after each menu selection annoying!!! Why don't they just keep it running, or give us an option to turn it off. Never did like it on the regular iphone version, tho I love the game!

  • Jim

    Sure is alot of complaing about a really great game, mabey if you would tell more people about the game so they would buy it, the developers would have the resources they need to add multiplayer? Quit whining and start spreading the word Archon is back!!!!

    • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

      Indeed. (IMHO)

  • Jim

    Sure is alot of complaing about a really great game, mabey if you would tell more people about the game so they would buy it, the developers would have the resources they need to add multiplayer? Quit whining and start spreading the word Archon is back!!!!

    • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

      Indeed. (IMHO)