Battle Chess downloads
Battle Chess reviewComputer Gaming World - Issue 5 (1989): "The guys at Interplay missed some opportunities to make Battlechess an even better program than it now is. One thing they should have included was a printed listing of the moves in each game, with an option of dumping it to the printer. They could have easily included chess clocks to give one the same feeling of time pressure that tournaments create. Redefinable color values for the chess sets would given the game a personal ambiance. I may be perverted, but I really would have liked to see that slinky queen in widow's black or virginal white (The basic colors used in the game are lavender and blue.). For something called Battlechess, it would have been nice to have a "Fairy" chess version where the battle results were not predetermined and where the defender could win."
A sequel titled Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess was released in 1991, based on xiangqi, commonly known as "Chinese chess". The next year's Battle Chess 4000 spoofed science fiction movies and television series and used a clay animation art style similar to ClayFighter.Search on eBay
Additional info about Battle Chess
Input: keyboard, mouse, joystick
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, CDTV, C64, Macintosh, NES, PC-98, Sharp X68000, Windows 3.x
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- 1989 - Best Graphics Achievement in a Non-Graphics Product, CODiE Awards.
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