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Master of Syougi Neo Geo Pocket Title screen


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Syougi (usually transliterated as shōgi) is "Japanese chess" - a turn-based board game (the board has 9x9 squares) very similar to normal chess, but all pieces are different. There we have: -1 king -1 rook -1 bishop -2 gold generals -2 silver generals -2 knights -2 lances -9 pawns. Each unit has own move and all units are weaker than chess counterparts (for example Knight/Horse can't go backward), but all figures can be promoted and gain new moves. The player must defeat the enemy's king. Master of Syougi is an electronic version of this classic board game, where players can choose fight characters to fight and change several rules.


Master of Syougi Neo Geo Pocket Color Character screen after winning.
Master of Syougi Neo Geo Pocket Color Dropping the bishop in the promotion zone.
Master of Syougi Neo Geo Pocket Color A star marks a defeated opponent. Try to beat all 8 to become the champion.
Master of Syougi Neo Geo Pocket Color Using the rook to capture a pawn.

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Alternate Titles

  • "将棋の達人" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Shougi no Tatsujin" -- Japanese title

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