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The Chessmaster is a game where the player has the chance to play against the CPU controlled Chessmaster at a standard game of chess.

To play the game the player must pick up the chess pieces with there hand cursor and place it in the desired location, within the rules a standard chess game. There are 16 different difficulty levels that includes 2 beginner levels, 13 standard levels (ranging from an average of 5 seconds to 4.5 minutes per shot depending on level), and a infinite level that will keep thinking of a shot until a perfect shot can be made or it is forced to move. There is also a teaching mode that shows the player all the possible moves with the selected piece. Two players can play each other with two controllers and there is also an option of letting the Chessmaster play itself.


The Chessmaster Game Gear Moving my pawn.
The Chessmaster Game Gear Setting up a board.
The Chessmaster Game Gear The Actions screen.
The Chessmaster Game Gear Title screen.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Sega Chess" -- Brazilian Game Gear title
  • "チェスマスター" -- Japanese spelling

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Sega Force Sep, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Video Games May, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Play Time Apr, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Megablast 1992 75 out of 100 75


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In the NES version, the title music (and pretty much the only music in the game) is an 8-bit version of the instrumental song Take Five by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
chirinea (44752) added The Chessmaster (Game Gear) on Apr 28, 2008
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