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Battle Chess 4000 (DOS)

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Description

The Battle Chess series took the basic game of chess and added animations for each battle between pieces, bringing the game to a wider audience, with no intention of providing something for Kasparov to spar with. This edition follows the same premise, but with a futuristic science-fiction feel. Pieces are animated from clay models, with a new range of animations. The game can be played in 2D mode as an alternative.

The game's artificial intelligence learns your strategies and game plan as it plays with you, and there are over 30,000 distinct moves in the library of openings.

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Battle Chess 4000 DOS Blue Knight vs. Red Knight (using light sabers!)
Battle Chess 4000 DOS Check!
Battle Chess 4000 DOS Checkmate!  (SVGA)
Battle Chess 4000 DOS Rook bazookas Pawn (SVGA).

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The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Feb, 1993 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1995 B- 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1993 8 out of 12 67
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 60 out of 100 60
The DOS Spirit Dec 10, 2011 2 out of 6 33

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Gene Davison (730) added Battle Chess 4000 (DOS) on Mar 18, 2001