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Description

A sequel to the original Battle Chess, this game takes on a more Chinese approach, both in the rules of the game and in the presentation.

Using a Chinese variation of the game of Chess, pieces like the Queen and Bishop are replaced by Counsellors, Ministers, and Cannon. Pieces behave differently than their European counterparts and even the board is set up differently. Two things remain the same: the ultimate goal of checkmating the opposing player's king and the Battlechess style animated battles that occur when two pieces contend for the same spot on the board.

Screenshots

Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess DOS Board (CGA)
Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess DOS Right click for in-game menus.
Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess DOS Cannon fire on a pawn
Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess DOS The only way the Cavalry(馬) can beat a Chariot/Dragon(車), is by making him laugh to death with a funny mask.

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User Reviews

Once the novelty wears off... It's not too bad, but one glaring rules omission ruins it DOS Kasey Chang (3615)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Jan, 1991 895 out of 1000 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1991 8.8 out of 12 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1990 8.6 out of 12 72
Play Time Amiga Oct, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Datormagazin Amiga Oct 10, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Power Play DOS Dec, 1990 63 out of 100 63
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1995 C+ 58
PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 4 out of 10 40
Amiga Power Amiga Oct, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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Trivia

Chess rules

Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess actually did NOT implement one of the Chinese chess rules, which says the two kings may not face each other in the same file with no intervening pieces. This makes checkmating the king somewhat harder than it should be, especially in games with very few pieces left on the board.
Contributed to by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (416) and Ray Soderlund (3497)