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Description

A sequel to the original Battle Chess, this game takes on a more Chinese approach, both in the rules of the game and in the presentation.

Using a Chinese variation of the game of Chess, pieces like the Queen and Bishop are replaced by Counsellors, Ministers, and Cannon. Pieces behave differently than their European counterparts and even the board is set up differently. Two things remain the same: the ultimate goal of checkmating the opposing player's king and the Battlechess style animated battles that occur when two pieces contend for the same spot on the board.

Screenshots

Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess DOS A Cavalry(馬) cuts a Scholar(仕) in half.
Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess DOS A Soldier(兵) is stomped on by a War Elephant(象).
Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess DOS Annoyed with the Cavalry's(馬) showing off, a General(帥) pulls out a giant sword and swats him.
Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess DOS A Soldier(兵), after a lengthy parrying session finally knocks out a Private(卒).

Promo Images

Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess Screenshot
Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess Magazine Advertisement
Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess Screenshot
Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess Screenshot

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User Reviews

Once the novelty wears off... It's not too bad, but one glaring rules omission ruins it DOS Kasey Chang (4608)

Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Amiga Aug, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Action Amiga Sep, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Australian Commodore and Amiga Review Amiga Nov, 1991 86 out of 100 86
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Aug, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Pelit vuosikirja DOS Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Games-X Amiga Aug, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Amiga Format Amiga Sep, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Play Time Amiga Oct, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Power Play DOS Dec, 1990 63 out of 100 63

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Trivia

Chess rules

Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess actually did NOT implement one of the Chinese chess rules, which says the two kings may not face each other in the same file with no intervening pieces. This makes checkmating the king somewhat harder than it should be, especially in games with very few pieces left on the board.
Contributed to by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (487), Iggi (27922), Koterminus (75722) and Ray Soderlund (3576)