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Thursday, September 07, 2006
Archaist could not be any more different than it's predecessor, yet manages to retain every defining element of the original. Your mission is basically to search each area of the map for artifacts in the shape of floppy disks and time capsules. These objects should then be deposited at a base or station in order to earn an advancement in your designated rank.

It takes a bit of effort to learn the controls, fortunately the difficulty level can be adjusted to your liking. Rather frustrating at times as well, due to the fact that the number of artifacts collected are halved if you lose a ship. There's no save game function though all these are just minor nitpicks.

A remake that even the original author would approve of. Includes a Pastfinder theme which can be selected from the main menu.

Name: Archaist
Developer: Michi
Category: Shooter
Type: Freeware
Size: 10MB
3 Comments:
Anonymous Davide "Gendo Ikari" Mascolo said at 9/02/2006 11:19:00 PM:  
Michi released a fix:

http://www.michi.nu/games/archaist/archafix.zip

Sadly it won't save the game from the judges' axe, since the version originally uploaded is the one to judge.
Blogger Alex said at 9/05/2006 06:49:00 AM:  
I loved this game on the c4...
Blogger Alex said at 9/05/2006 06:49:00 AM:  
I loved this game on the c64...