Interplay’s Battle Chess

I played a whole lot of Battle Chess on my Commodore and I am still horrible at chess. I think I was too fixated on the animations and the Pythonesque antics to learn anything. I should have payed closer attention to how to play. Oh well. Battle Chess wass a computer game version of chess in which the chess pieces come to life and battle one another. It was released for the Commodore Amiga and subsequently on the 3DO, MS-DOS, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, Amiga CDTV, CD32, Atari ST, Apple Macintosh, Acorn Archimedes, FM Towns, Windows 3.x and Nintendo Entertainment System..

I would of course later pick up Star Wars Chess.


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6 thoughts on “Interplay’s Battle Chess

  1. vinvectrex says:

    While not as great as Star Trek: 25th Anniversary or Judgement Rites, Battle Chess was truly a high water mark for Interplay. Although the extremely slow graphics do bring back memories of what it was like to use a computer and be forced to be patient. I miss Interplay….

  2. JF says:

    Such memories! We played this in our Math class in High School when we were done with our work.

    We ran off the old CD ROM reader known to man!!! I forget the name for it, but it had this removable cartridge with a life that you opened up and put the CD inside. Then you pushed the cartridge back into the CD ROM reader. WAY high tech at the time.

  3. @JF The first time I played it was in business class at my local High School. Good memories!

    @Retroist Didn’t they follow up with a version of Chinese Chess?

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