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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 3DO Pawn defeats knight
Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM DOS Bishop takes bishop.
Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM FM Towns Blue Rook pummels red Knight
Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM DOS Queen takes king.

Promo Images

Battle Chess: Enhanced CD-ROM Magazine Advertisement Page 36

Alternate Titles

  • "バトルチェス" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus 3DO Jan, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Power Play DOS Jan, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Retro Archives Windows 3.x Aug 22, 2021 14 out of 20 70
Retro Archives 3DO Aug 22, 2021 14 out of 20 70
Retro Archives FM Towns Aug 22, 2021 14 out of 20 70
SuperGamePower 3DO Sep, 1994 3.3 out of 5 66
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) 3DO Jan, 1994 31 out of 50 62
Video Games 3DO Apr, 1995 62 out of 100 62
PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1993 55 out of 100 55
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1995 C 50


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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.
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