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Battle Chess (Amiga)

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Back of Box - Amiga (US):

    It took 2,000 years for someone to make chess better.

    The most challenging game on earth comes to life in Battle Chess. An entire medieval world at war is reflected on the checkered field.

    Everyone who's ever had a knight take a pawn has seen that capture as more than one piece replacing another on the board. In players' minds, the bold knight, resplendent in his armor of silver or ebon, sallies forth and slays the foul footsoldier. Combat, mortal combat, is the heart and soul of chess, but this aspect of it can only live in the mind's eye ... until now!

    Lots of computer chess games capture the basics of chess. Only Battle Chess brings chess to life by combining a magnificent chess logic system with colorful, humorous, and dramatic three-dimensional animations.

    • Animated 3-D or traditional 2-D overview of the action.
    • Advanced 3-D animation and digitised sound effects.
    • Over 4 megabytes of animation.
    • Play against the computer or your friends, or let the computer play against itself.
    • Modem capability for long distance games.
    • 10 levels of play challenge even the most sophisticated player.
    • Opening library of 30,000 moves.
    • Two artists were made as mad as Paul Morphy doing this game.


    The stunning 3 dimensional view brings a life and realism to the game. It returns the feeling of a real chess board to those who've never gotten used to flat screen graphics.

    Knight vs. knight never looked so exciting. Each piece has its own unique methods of attacking any foe.

    The 2 dimensional screen graphics provide clarity of vision and ease of play.

    All this and brains, too. Battle Chess isn't just exciting to watch, it's smart enough to play real chess.

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (11696) on Jul 05, 2009.

From the back cover:

    It took 2,000 years for someone to make chess better.



    "Battle Chess is the next step beyond all existing chess programs." -Video Games & Computer Entertainment

    The most challenging game on earth comes to life in Battle Chess. An entire medieval world at war is reflected on the checkered field.

    Everyone who's ever had a knight take a pawn has seen that capture as more than one piece replacing another on the board. In players' minds, the bold knight, resplendent in his armor of silver or ebon, sallies forth and slays the foul footsoldier. Combat, mortal combat, is the heart and soul of chess, but this aspect of it can only live in the mind's eye ... until now!

    Lots of computer chess games capture the basics of chess. Only Battle Chess brings chess to life by combining a magnificent chess logic system with colorful, humorous, and dramatic three-dimensional animations.

    "Battle Chess must rank as the most entertaining chess game around, and the funniest." -The Games Machine

    • Advanced, state-of-the-art 3D animation and digitized sound effects
    • Over 4 megabytes of animation
    • Winner of the Best Graphics Achievement In A Non-Graphics Product award from the Software Publishers Association
    • Play against the computer or your friends, or let the computer play against itself
    • Modem capability for long distance games (not available on the C-64)
    • 10 levels of play challenge even the most sophisticated player
    • Opening library of 30,000 moves (not available on the Apple or C-64)
    • A wonderful way to teach children to play chess


    "Every chess player will want a copy of this program. Highly recommended." -Computer Gaming World

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Sep 15, 2001.