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Combat Chess is a version of the classic chess strategy but with detailed pieces, different for both the white and black sides, and with animated movements to different squares of the game board. When overtaking another piece, the game shows a brief battle sequence between the 2 pieces. There is also a configurable, beat-driven soundtrack consisting of a variety of drums, wind sounds, and other ambient noises such as screams and creaky doors to entertain you while you play. The orientation of the board is also configurable, as is the level of game information via a number of Windows dialogs (such classical chess board representation and algebraic move history). Human vs. human play is supported on the same computer or via the network.


Combat Chess Windows The queen takes down a pawn dragon
Combat Chess Windows From the intro: One warrior slaps another
Combat Chess Windows The board with the "west" view
Combat Chess Windows A knight takes on a pawn dragon

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Critic Reviews

PC Action (Germany) Dec 17, 1997 82.5 out of 100 82
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 03, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
CD-Action Feb, 1998 7 out of 10 70
Computer Games Magazine 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 1998 69 out of 100 69
PC Joker Dec, 1997 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1998 65 out of 100 65
Score Jan, 1998 4 out of 10 40


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Multimedia Mike (20630) added Combat Chess (Windows) on Jan 30, 2007