Battle Chess

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Game name Battle Chess
First released on
Sunday 10th of December 1989
Genres Quiz/Trivia, Sport, Strategy, Turn-based strategy (TBS)
Game modes Single player, Multiplayer
Publisher(s) Data East, Fujitsu Interactive, Krisalis Software, Pack-In-Video, Interplay Productions
Developer(s) Interplay Productions
Platform(s) PC, DOS, Mac, C64, Amiga, NES, Atari-ST, Apple][, Amiga CD32, Apple IIGS, Acorn Archimedes, Sharp X68000, FM Towns
Views 475 times
Rating 9/10 (1 votes) Submit your rating to get +1 XP

The basic gameplay of Battle Chess remains true to the board game, with the added feature of unique battle animations for each capture. These animations varied for every combination of attack vs defender, making part of the enjoyment of Battle Chess in simply discovering the various animations.

Battle Chess Summary

Battle Chess was developed by Interplay as their first project after severing ties with Electronic Arts. They designed it for the Amiga in 1988, and it was released on the majority of the other systems in the late 1980s and early 1990s as well. It was widely successful, and resulted in two follow-ups, many copy-cat games, and a remake for Steam on PC. The only significant criticism the game received was the weak chess AI, as it was not until the mid 1990s that chess ai began to consistently win against strong opponents.

Battle Chess releases

  Region Release date Platform
Flag Japan Sunday 10th of December 1989 Sharp X68000
Flag Japan Sunday 1st of September 1991 FM Towns

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