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Sega Chess

aka: Master Chess


Sega Chess is a chess game for one or two players.

The game follows the standard chess rules. There are 11 difficulty modes: beginner, novice, amateur, intermediate, professional, chess champion, grand chess champion, chess master, grand chess master, adaptive (which tries to adapt to the player's skill) and infinite think mode. The game also offers a problem solving mode.

Gameplay consists in moving a hand icon across the board selecting the piece to move and the target location. The player can ask for hint moves and when it is the computer's turn, he can force the opponent to move. The table side can also be flipped during the gameplay. The plays are recorded and the players can see it in the main menu screen.

Players can also set up a game with a given set of pieces, provided there is at least one king to each side. Two players mode can be played with one or two controllers. The table can be viewed in a 2D or 3D view.


Credits (SEGA Master System version)

10 People (6 developers, 4 thanks)

Developed by
  • Probe Software Team
Programming by
Graphic Art by
Produced by
Music by
Audio Driver by
Thanks to


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Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 33842


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by chirinea.

Additional contributors: Kayburt.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.