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Sega Chess SEGA Master System Intro cutscene.


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Sega Chess is a chess game for one or two players.

The game follows the standard chess rules. There are 11 difficulty modes: beginner, novice, amateur, intermediate, professional, chess champion, grand chess champion, chess master, grand chess master, adaptive (which tries to adapt to the player's skill and infinite think mode. The game also offers a problem solving mode.

Gameplay consists in moving a hand icon across the board selecting the piece to move and the target location. The player can ask for hint moves and when it is the computer's turn, he can force the opponent to move. The table side can also be flipped during the gameplay. The plays are recorded and the players can see it in the main menu screen.

Players can also set up a game with a given set of pieces, provided there is at least one king to each side. Two players mode can be played with one or two controllers. The table can be viewed in a 2D or 3D view.


Sega Chess SEGA Master System A game going on, 2D board.
Sega Chess SEGA Master System I won this time.
Sega Chess SEGA Master System Intro cutscene.
Sega Chess SEGA Master System Main menu.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Master Chess" -- Sega Power review title

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Critic Reviews

Sega Power Dec, 1993 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Sega Force (UK) Jan, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Video Games Feb, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Mean Machines Jul, 1991 77 out of 100 77
Gamers (Germany) Feb, 1993 2.3 out of 6 74
Play Time Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1992 8 out of 12 67
GamesCollection Jun 15, 2008 6 out of 10 60 Nov 21, 2016 5 out of 10 50


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chirinea (46674) added Sega Chess (SEGA Master System) on Apr 27, 2008