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National Lampoon's Chess Maniac 5 Billion and 1 (DOS)

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Description

Humorous animated chess game; pieces capture with rude/funny digitized live-action cutscenes. Computer player tries to break your concentration with taunts and distracting animations--will steal a piece if you let it. Victory rewarded with cheesecake/beefcake/mountain-goat cutscene.

Screenshots

National Lampoon's Chess Maniac 5 Billion and 1 DOS Boss screen
National Lampoon's Chess Maniac 5 Billion and 1 DOS Battle Chess-like finishing moves.  (So this explains "dancers" and "choreography" in the credits!)
National Lampoon's Chess Maniac 5 Billion and 1 DOS Checkmate!
National Lampoon's Chess Maniac 5 Billion and 1 DOS Upon game completion you are rewarded with the object of your desire.  Uhh... remember that options screen at the beginning?

Alternate Titles

  • "National Lampoon's ChessMeister 5 Billion and 1" -- Working Title

User Reviews

More of a novelty than a game. Scott Monster (924) unrated

The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Jun, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Jun, 1993 54 out of 100 54
PC Joker Jun, 1993 52 out of 100 52
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 52 out of 100 52
High Score Nov, 1993 2 out of 5 40
PC Games (Germany) Jun, 1993 35 out of 100 35
PC Player (Germany) Aug, 1993 11 out of 100 11

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Trivia

Following an aborted opening sequence (a la Monty Python' And The Holy Grail), the long list of contributors to the game is listed, each of their names embellished in a faux Slavic style (ie from Erick Jap to Eric Japovitch) ... which made verifying credits for this game a real pain in the posterior 8)
Chris Mikesell (29) added National Lampoon's Chess Maniac 5 Billion and 1 (DOS) on Sep 08, 2000