User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Amiga release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.5
Overall User Score (24 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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ST/Amiga Format (Dec, 1988)
Battlechess is a fine program with attention paid to every detail, from the full-scale riots of a chess game to the creative display of its menu's. But give it a decent opponent, and you'll soon realise its shortcomings. It might well beat the brains out of your average player but when the chips are down, Battlechess crumbles.
The One (Nov, 1988)
Undoubtedly Battle Chess is the best game of its kind on the Amiga, even surpassing Chessmaster 2000. If you're a Chess fan, you should go out and buy this game immediately. If you're not, you should buy it anyway.
Battle Chess must rank as the most entertaining chess game around, and the funniest. The style with which the chess pieces fight is comic-book and is a healthy mixture of humour styles (watch out for the Monty Python And The Holy Grail take-off when two knights fight). As well as being an aural and visual treat, Battle Chess is also a fine chess game.
Die Grafik bei BATTLE CHESS ist, um es kurz zu sagen, einzigartig und sagenhaft, das läßt sich schon an den sauber und ordentlich gezeichneten Figuren erkennen, bei denen jede Einzelheit vorhanden ist. Wie die Grafik ist auch der Sound (Waffenklirren, Kampfschreie, Laufschritt, Japsen, Stöhnen etc.), der das Spiel die ganze Zeit über begleitet und der ebenfalls aus guten Händen kommt, meiner Meinung nach etwas Erstklassiges. BATTLE CHESS ist der Anfang für ein neues 16-Bit-Zeitalter, was hoffentlich weiterhin für Super-Spiele wie das vorliegende sorgen wird. Das ELECTRONIC ARTS-Produkt ist mit seinen vier Megabyte an animierten Grafiken und den 400 Kilobyte an, Sound eines jener Spiele, die man als absolut unschlagbar bezeichnen muß!
Dragon (Apr, 1989)
Battle Chess is a new dimension to chess. The only problem with this game is that there are a limited number of action sequences, so continuous viewings may cause boredom for some people.
Quibbles aside, every chess player will want a copy of this program, and every Amiga owner owes it to him/herself to see Battlechess in action. Highly recommended.