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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.


Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess DOS A Scholar (仕) makes a Cannon's(砲) cannon turn on himself.
Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess DOS Two Chariots(車) turn into dragons and breathe fire on each other.
Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess DOS The final move must still be performed. A Chariot(俥) lights up a General(將).
Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess DOS A Soldier(兵) gets smoked by cannon fire..

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Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess Screenshot
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 (4612)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Jan, 1991 895 out of 1000 90
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Amiga Format Amiga Sep, 1991 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1990 8.6 out of 12 72
Datormagazin Amiga Oct 10, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Power Play DOS Dec, 1990 63 out of 100 63
PC Leisure DOS Nov, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1995 C+ 58


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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), Koterminus (33179) and Ray Soderlund (3571)