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BOBBY delivers what it promises: it's simply the best way to learn the Royal Game available, short of having Fischer himself drop in and show to the moves. The various lessons use a combination of programmed instruction, visual and audio feedback, and 500 actual Fischer games to teach everything from how to move pieces to recognizing different pawn structures. The game is pleasant to look at, and the sound effects are especially good for younger chess-meisters (you get shouts of encouragement and party noises for answering tough questions).
Joystick (French) (Apr, 1995)
Voilà un produit intéressant qui aurait grandement gagné à être traduit en français.
Power Play (Jan, 1995)
Hab Ihr schließlich das Grundprinzip verstanden und wißt zum Beispiel auch, was eine Rochade ist, dann könnt Ihr so richtig loslegen und gegen den Computer die erste Partie spielen. Glücklicherweise läßt sich der Schwierigkeitsgrad dem eigenen Unvermögen anpassen, so daß man ab und zu auch ein Erfolgserlebnis verbuchen kann. Ganz Verwegene dürfen schließlich sogar 500 von Meister Bobbys berüchtigsten Matches nachspielen. Der besseren Übersicht halber lassen sich alle Lektionen wahlweise im 3D- oder 2D-Modus absolvieren, wobei im letzteren Fall die Figuren durch die international üblichen Symbole ersetzt werden.
PC Gamer (Mar, 1995)
Excellent for beginners. Graphics in play mode take you back to EGA days. The excellent beginner lessons, historical reference, and strong AI can't outweigh that ugly 2-D board.
Entertainment Weekly (Feb 03, 1995)
There's not even any appreciable color here, mainly browns and grays, and the humorless lessons are dogmatic and fearsome. We do get histories of Fischer and the game (including black-and-white pics of Bobby) but it all seems like filler. Ultimately, Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess will not teach you chess as much as it will indelibly stamp your synapses with the words caveat emptor.