Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

Not an American user?


This version of Battle Chess, while retaining the gameplay of the original release, features improved 256-color SVGA graphics as well as new visual effects and animations. In addition, it has a symphonic soundtrack in redbook (CD audio) format.


Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM DOS Pawn takes pawn.
Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM DOS Queen takes knight.
Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM FM Towns Setup Board feature (English mode)
Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM 3DO Title screen

Promo Images

Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM Magazine Advertisement Page 36

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus 3DO Jan, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Power Play DOS Jan, 1993 71 out of 100 71
SuperGamePower 3DO Sep, 1994 3.3 out of 5 66
Video Games 3DO Apr, 1995 62 out of 100 62
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) 3DO Jan, 1994 31 out of 50 62
PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1993 55 out of 100 55
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1995 C 50
3DO Magazine (UK) 3DO Dec, 1994 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


There are currently no topics for this game.



The "MPC" (Multimedia PC) standard was created by the Multimedia PC Marketing Council, which was a working group of the Software Publishers Association (now the Software and Information Industry Association).

CD-ROM drives were just coming onto the market in 1990, and this standard was created to make it easier for consumers to know whether their computer could play games labeled with the MPC logo, if their computer also had that logo.

The term didn't catch on very well and the industry turned away from the term in the late 1990's.

The MPC standard for this game was the first MPC standard (Level 1) that came into being. It was defined as a computer with the following minimum requirements:
  • 16 MHz 386SX CPU
  • 2 MB RAM
  • 30 MB hard disk
  • 256-color, 640×480 VGA video card
  • 1x (single speed) CD-ROM drive using no more than 40% of CPU to read, with < 1 second seek time
  • Sound card outputting 22 kHz, 8-bit sound; and inputting 11 kHz, 8-bit sound
  • Windows 3.0 with Multimedia Extensions.
For more information on the MPC standard, check out this Wikipedia entry.
Contributed to by Foxhack (30916), Terok Nor (30540) and Chris Martin (1204)