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This was the first 32-bit title in the Chessmaster series offers features designed around the processors of the time. Modem and LAN play is available for the first time. Boards are viewed in 2D or 3D, and include many custom sets, with game options selected from surrounding windows and drop-down menus.

Entering moves is now easier - if you click on a square which only one of your pieces can move to, it will move their automatically. Full games (including 500 recreated real-life classics) can be analysed from an expert perspective, and a library of common opening move sequences is included. Computer players act in a variety of ability levels and play styles - some are prepared to play for a draw, others are focused on keeping the centre of the board tidy, and so on.


The Chessmaster 4000 Turbo Windows 3.x A Chinese Board Style
The Chessmaster 4000 Turbo Windows 3.x A Normal Board Style
The Chessmaster 4000 Turbo Windows 3.x Title
The Chessmaster 4000 Turbo Windows 3.x A Surreal Board Style

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Chessmaster 4000: Windows 95 Edition" -- Windows 95 release
  • "The Chessmaster 4000: Macintosh Edition" -- Macintosh title
  • "Chessmaster 4000 PowerPC" -- PowerMac version

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Critic Reviews

Electronic Entertainment Windows 3.x Mar, 1994 10 out of 10 100
MikroBitti Windows 3.x Jan, 1994 93 out of 100 93
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x Nov, 1995 A- 91
Tilt Windows 3.x Dec, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Génération 4 Windows 3.x Dec, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Joystick (French) Windows 3.x Oct, 1994 82 out of 100 82
PC Format (UK) Windows 3.x Dec, 1995 82 out of 100 82
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Nov, 1993 82 out of 100 82
PC Joker Windows 3.x Dec, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x Jan, 1994 Unscored Unscored


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