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The Battle Chess series took the basic game of chess and added animations for each battle between pieces, bringing the game to a wider audience, with no intention of providing something for Kasparov to spar with. This edition follows the same premise, but with a futuristic science-fiction feel. Pieces are animated from clay models, with a new range of animations. The game can be played in 2D mode as an alternative.

The game's artificial intelligence learns your strategies and game plan as it plays with you, and there are over 30,000 distinct moves in the library of openings.


Battle Chess 4000 DOS Blue Queen vs. Red Queen (catfight!)
Battle Chess 4000 DOS Traditional 2D display
Battle Chess 4000 DOS Bishop kills Knight (SVGA).
Battle Chess 4000 DOS Title screen

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PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Play Time Mar, 1993 83 out of 100 83
PC Zone May, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Feb, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1995 B- 67
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1993 67 out of 100 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1993 8 out of 12 67
PC Joker Feb, 1993 60 out of 100 60
The Retro Spirit Dec 10, 2011 2 out of 6 33
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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Gene Davison (805) added Battle Chess 4000 (DOS) on Mar 18, 2001