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A Bloody Game - Battle Chess

On 03/29/2019 at 02:56 PM by Matt Snee

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I don't know why I thought of this game today, but I did, so here it is. Battle Chess was a MSDOS chess game, but it's gimmick was that the pieces were soldiers, and when one captured another, it killed the captured piece violently. It was a pretty good idea, I guess, at least it made chess interesting to teenagers and young boys looking for a bit more action. I remember thinking it was cool. 

Other than that, it was pretty bare bones. You could play against the computer or against a friend locally. I think there might have been different sets you could chose from, but I'm not sure. 

I played this at home and at my friend's house. The gimmick was cool, but eventually it got boring. It wouldn't be until I got older that I truly appreciated chess. 

But Battle Chess was cool for the time. 



Super Step Contributing Writer

03/29/2019 at 03:04 PM

Man, those sound effects come out of nowhere! 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

03/31/2019 at 09:50 AM

ha ha


03/29/2019 at 10:24 PM

I was looking for some traditional games on Xbox Live a few weeks ago and came across chess. I wondered, where the heck is battle chess. I guess FF Tactics is kind of chess plus fantasty. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

03/31/2019 at 09:50 AM

yeah they don't make em like they used to!


03/30/2019 at 06:05 PM

I remember Battle Chess. Its animations were fun for a bit, but it wasn't quite as fun as Archon, which allowed you to have the pieces fight. Now I do appreciate real chess, having learned it at a young age. I'm no Garry Kasparov, though, and it's been a long time since I've played it. I haven't run across a lot of chess enthusiasts lately.

My favorite death animation was the rook eating the queen. I gues that probably came out wrong, LOL. And speaking of the queen... dat ass.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

03/31/2019 at 09:51 AM

Yeah, Archon was the REAL shit. Great game. 

Ya gotta have that ass if you're the queen!

Cary Woodham

03/31/2019 at 09:27 AM

I learned how to play Chess via Battle Chess, so I could see all the animations.

The other thing that Battle Chess taught me is that I don't like Chess.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

03/31/2019 at 09:51 AM

ha ha. At least you saw all the animations!

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