Computer Gaming World (CGW)
While many of the principles are the same as chess – this is another game that started as a wargame and developed into abstract strategy – the feel is totally different. A river runs through the middle of the board, and Cannon dominate, much as they did on the real Chinese battlefield when first introduced. On the other hand, the sound and music are eminently forgettable – a real shame, since that was one of the strengths of the Amiga version. Still, if you want to sharpen your tactics without having to memorize openings, this offers a reasonable, chess-like alternative.