The Chessmaster

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Game Boy
81
3.2
Game Gear
...
...
SNES
...
3.4
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Description

The Chessmaster is a game where the player has the chance to play against the CPU controlled Chessmaster at a standard game of chess.

To play the game the player must pick up the chess pieces with there hand cursor and place it in the desired location, within the rules a standard chess game. There are 16 different difficulty levels that includes 2 beginner levels, 13 standard levels (ranging from an average of 5 seconds to 4.5 minutes per shot depending on level), and a infinite level that will keep thinking of a shot until a perfect shot can be made or it is forced to move. There is also a teaching mode that shows the player all the possible moves with the selected piece. Two players can play each other with two controllers and there is also an option of letting the Chessmaster play itself.

Screenshots

The Chessmaster Game Boy The Actions screen.
The Chessmaster Game Boy The Settings screen.
The Chessmaster NES The options screen, from here the player can edit the difficulty and number of players among other things
The Chessmaster SNES White goes first.

Alternate Titles

  • "Sega Chess" -- Brazilian Game Gear title

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Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Game Boy Apr, 1991 98 out of 100 98
Total!! UK Magazine Game Boy Jan, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Sega Force Game Gear Sep, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Zero Game Boy Sep, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Raze Game Boy Sep, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Video Games Game Boy Mar, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Game Boy Mar, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Nintendo Life Game Boy Sep 05, 2010 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Nintendo Power Magazine Game Boy Apr, 1991 3.5 out of 5 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Apr, 1991 7 out of 12 58

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Trivia

Music

In the NES version, the title music (and pretty much the only music in the game) is an 8-bit version of the instrumental song Take Five by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
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