DS #3234: Chess For Kids (Europe)

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by dice, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

    Former Staff
    Oct 26, 2002
  2. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    May 15, 2008
    Chess for kids? Who's bright idea was this?

    If kids play chess, they usually play proper chess, not dumbed down chess.

    ...You know that kid reminds me of Gabe from Penny Arcade.

  3. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    Heh, maybe I'll check this out. I suck at chess. I know how all the pieces move, but forming strategies, actually winning......not so much. Just never got into it I guess.

    Maybe I can beat the kid's edition! Naw....probably still kick my butt up and down the street on novice level, like all chess games do to me. [​IMG]

    They need to make some kind of battle chess game for DS, then at least there would be something fun to watch as it kicked my butt.

    HEY! Maybe this kid's edition will teach me how to play chess....and actually win on occasion.....hmm.....
  4. yagdub

    yagdub Member

    May 4, 2008

    there is big red buton with word WIN [​IMG]

    it was joke [​IMG]
  5. Hehe Moo

    Hehe Moo Moo?

    Jul 14, 2008

    It's EXACTLY THE SAME for me! I can kill off every piece on their side, but it takes me like another 100 moves to checkmate my opponent because I don't know how to trap it!
  6. iPikachu

    iPikachu C3's personal flamebot and fail artist

    Oct 27, 2008
    same, i always end up getting eaten!

    maybe we should try this.
  7. Spikeynator

    Spikeynator GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 1, 2008
    Spundel, Netherlands
    lol chess is so easy... ive finished the game alrdy [​IMG]
  8. Just Joe

    Just Joe GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 25, 2007
    I love chess but I'm an average player really.

    This should be good for beginners, it does have a tutorial, but it's not going to make a grandmaster out of anyone. You might pick up some basic strategies, but there are so many in chess the only way to really learn is to play often, learn from defeat and understand why you win when you do.

    The story is Chess to a HeaVy RawK soundtrack. The Black Sheep Gang vs. The White Elephant Gang! They don't back down, no matter what their up against, and when they rumble, they fuck each-others shit up with 16 delicately carved chess pieces. Ya knaw wat 'm say'n dawg! [​IMG]

    Personally, I'd love to see some chess variants come out. Round Chess or Three-handed Chess, but I suppose the standard version has a lot of work done on it's game engines, where as these variants need a whole new approach to coding a computer opponent.
  9. InuYasha

    InuYasha Professional Coke Fiend

    Dec 8, 2007
    United States
    I'm no expert myself but usually the player that controls the middle of the board has the advantage,i'm in the same boat when it comes to styles of play(defenses) I just move pieces where I think they should go,ah battle chess I loved that game now theres something that would be nice for the DS to have [​IMG]
  10. eydaimon

    eydaimon Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    United States
    I was hoping this would be a good game for the 5 year old son, but after trying it, I lost that hope. If you like doing tons of reading without much actual playing, this may be good for someone. Mind, this is my impression on a superficial playthough. I'm not giving it any more time though.
  11. UltraMagnus

    UltraMagnus hic sunt dracones

    Aug 2, 2007
    does this have a tutorial?

    I don't actually know how to play chess....
  12. eydaimon

    eydaimon Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    United States
    their examples and interface were more confusing than the actual concepts behind chess...
    maybe it's just me.
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