Battle Chess (1293)

bc-box.jpg
System: PC
Company: Interplay
Year: 1989
Genre: Puzzle, Strategy
Theme: Board / Misc. Fantasy / Unique
Language: English
Licence: Commercial

Battle Chess (ID: 1293)

Disks:
1 x 3.5" DD (720kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Verified
Language:
English
Contributor:
core
Notes:
EGA. Second release.
SHA1 Hashes:

b21954c1c0ae2e44e78f8d4d5cb955ba6f4967a6  disk1.img
Added: 2019-12-12
Edited: 2020-04-20

Battle Chess (ID: 587)

Disks:
3 x 5.25" DS DD (360kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Verified
Language:
English
Contributor:
Wandrell
Notes:
VGA version
SHA1 Hashes:

de0951b1921246251e02722e3273373df578d2b9  disk1.img
397c7603e24b38a028bdb6bee399ac1d74effd68  disk2.img
1705209f3ea9c98b34bf3ca97bce57092698d5f2  disk3.img
Added: 2017-04-22
Edited: 2020-04-20

Battle Chess (ID: 862)

Disks:
2 x 3.5" DD (720kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Verified
Language:
English
Contributor:
core
Notes:
VGA support version.
SHA1 Hashes:

680ebdcd55b52910df9bd92792f12df5e80d9412  disk1.img
9a0b9b8adda97a65da4b2a1490c31f605dfef4a8  disk2.img
Added: 2017-04-22
Edited: 2020-04-20

Battle Chess (ID: 1292)

Disks:
1 x 3.5" DD (720kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Verified
Language:
English
Contributor:
core
Notes:
EGA. First release.
SHA1 Hashes:

4746834847333c5785a0094c71dec03f7a53d8c4  disk1.img
Added: 2019-12-12
Edited: 2020-04-20

Battle Chess (ID: 1886)

Disks:
1 x 3.5" DD (720kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Unverified
Language:
English
Contributor:
Moebius
SHA1 Hashes:

5f5731ec569b214fea81b71aab7bcbcd66feef1c  disk01.img
Added: 2019-12-12
Edited: 2020-04-20

Battle Chess (ID: 1887)

Disks:
2 x 5.25" DS DD (360kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Modified
Language:
English
Contributor:
Moebius
Notes:
EGA version. Modified OEM ID, embedded AT, last few sectors (blank) are modified. Superseded by ID 2678.
SHA1 Hashes:

9f045dd570733900c1d3e8f65da00900a04ac15e  disk01.img
0e3b4fe7f88f5fdd9234dc1f69c9cdaf511fdd07  disk02.img
Added: 2018-07-08
Edited: 2020-04-20

Battle Chess (ID: 2654)

Disks:
2 x 5.25" DS DD (360kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Unverified
Language:
English
Contributor:
escarioth
Notes:
EGA version.
SHA1 Hashes:

46317ef29a27628c65625f9f7594ca6fa94223ee  disk1.img
4cf27086a92a742e0a53b478a771bbc539d65374  disk2.img
Added: 2018-06-20
Edited: 2020-04-20

Battle Chess (ID: 2678)

Disks:
2 x 5.25" DS DD (360kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Verified
Language:
English
Contributor:
flyers80
Notes:
EGA version. Fixes ID 1887.
SHA1 Hashes:

1dfe4065fe66147994cdf331e3b34ae214ef721e  disk1.img
4cf27086a92a742e0a53b478a771bbc539d65374  disk2.img
Added: 2018-07-08
Edited: 2020-04-20

Comments (4) [Post comment]

Herr M. (2019-11-06):

I loved playing this as a child and yes it was exactly for the reasons quoted in the review, that is the funny animations. Did not take it all that seriously though, because I cheated a lot (I think you can place the pieces yourself? Or at least you can make the AI super dumb).

Yet on those rare occasions I gave it a try later on, I noticed how this is the one and only gimmick Battle Chess has to offer, and it did not really hold up.

Moebius (2016-03-14):
Originally posted by Mr Creosote at 05:21 on March 14th, 2016:
Maybe to complement your point about the animations distracting from the core game rather than enhancing it, while probably sufficient for children and beginners, the AI's playing strength is rather bad.

Yes, the reason i never mentioned it in the review is because i had never gone so far as to discover how powerful a player it is ;)

Mr Creosote (2016-03-14):
Maybe to complement your point about the animations distracting from the core game rather than enhancing it, while probably sufficient for children and beginners, the AI's playing strength is rather bad.
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