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Star Wars Chess is a chess game where the pieces are characters from the Star Wars universe. When pieces are taken, an animated battle is shown, much like in Battle Chess.


The Software Toolworks' Star Wars Chess SEGA CD Alternate game view/expanded options by pressing B
The Software Toolworks' Star Wars Chess DOS Chewbacca vents his frustrations on the AT-ST
The Software Toolworks' Star Wars Chess DOS C-3PO sallies forth to engage the AT-ST
The Software Toolworks' Star Wars Chess DOS Checkmate!  Those rebels always win...

Promo Images

The Software Toolworks' Star Wars Chess Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Star Wars Chess" -- Common title

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User Reviews

Star Wars themed Battle Chess game DOS Terrence Bosky (5458)
Battle Chess Light with Star Wars characters Windows 3.x vulture (17)

Critic Reviews

MikroBitti Windows 3.x Jun, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Mean Machines SEGA CD Sep, 1994 66 out of 100 66
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Nov, 1994 5 out of 10 50
Just Games Retro SEGA CD May 28, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Nov 18, 2010 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic SEGA CD May 18, 2005 C- 42
Play Time SEGA CD Jan, 1995 35 out of 100 35
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA CD Oct, 1994 30 out of 100 30
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1993 22 out of 100 22
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x Mar, 1994 Unscored Unscored


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  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #49 Worst Game of All Time
  • VideoGames
    • March 1995 - One of the Worst Ten Games of 1994 (SEGA CD version)

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  • Star Wars Chess (Description of the Sega Version of Star Wars chess. The elements are true of the PC version as well.)
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