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Star Wars Chess

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Star Wars Chess is a chess game where the pieces are characters from the Star Wars universe. When pieces are taken, an animated battle is shown, much like in Battle Chess.


Star Wars Chess SEGA CD Setting options before the game
Star Wars Chess SEGA CD Some of the animations are a little off-canon, like Yoda forcing a stormtrooper into suicide.
Star Wars Chess DOS Leia takes on a Tusken Raider
Star Wars Chess SEGA CD Alternate game view/expanded options by pressing B

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User Reviews

Star Wars themed Battle Chess game DOS Terrence Bosky (5235)
Battle Chess Light with Star Wars characters Windows 3.x vulture (14)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) SEGA CD Nov, 1994 4 out of 5 80
MikroBitti Windows 3.x Jun, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Just Games Retro SEGA CD May 28, 2007 52 out of 100 52
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Nov, 1994 5 out of 10 50
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Nov 18, 2010 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic SEGA CD May 18, 2005 C- 42
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1993 22 out of 100 22


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  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #49 Worst Game of All Time
  • VideoGames
    • March 1995 - One of the Worst Ten Games of 1994 (SEGA CD version)

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  • Star Wars Chess (Description of the Sega Version of Star Wars chess. The elements are true of the PC version as well.)
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