Cyber Chess - FICS & ICC
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Cyber Chess is the exclusive iPhone and iPod Touch chess game that allows you to play online against chess players from across the globe.
It supports FICS - freechess.org server - with over 300.000 registered users. This is one of the oldest and one of the largest internet chess servers in the world! So you wouldnt have a problem having a worthy opponent!
The Internet Chess Club (ICC) is the longest running, most popular, and best place to play chess on the Internet. It is not uncommon to find more than 3,000 chess players hanging out on ICC where more than 100,000 games are played each day.
Besides online chess playing, Cyber Chess also includes a training mode where you can play against its built-in AI to improve your chess skill.
- NEW! Support ICC - Chessclub.com
- NEW! Support Proxy
- NEW! New mode Quick Cyber Play
- Create your own game or join existing games
- Supports Abort, Resign, Draw, Pause, Unpause, Take back and Adjourn
- Automatically save game when disconnected
- Supports chat system
- Support animation for movement
- Comprehensive history
- Strong chess engine AI
- Supports Save/Load game in Offline mode
- Sound support
- Built-in quick help
- 2D Skins added
- Support "Wild" Chess Variants
- NEW! Support Suicide & Losers Chess variant
- NEW! Support to replay a new game with old parameters
- NEW! Support to view Player Information
- Fixed sound problem when playing music
* Ready for iPhone 3.0
Notes: You will need an internet connection to play online, either wifi or 3G/Edge network. If not then you only can play in training mode
Developed by PPCLINK Mobile Software
Here are some great reviews:
"Cyber Chess brings nobility to the iPhone." -- Reviewed 5 Stars in iCreate Mag
"Cyber Chess is refreshingly well priced for the content it holds, so if you don’t already play chess then this is a great time to start!" 8/10 -- www.iphonekungfu.com
Could be better
Not bad, and not expensive. I can play on ICC with it, although I'd suggest slower time controls with this tiny board, and there's more possibility of a finger slip having you make the wrong move. One disappointment, as it was something I'd just taken for granted, you can't watch games between other players. If I want actually to play on ICC or FICS, I'd rather use a full sized computer with a normal interface. One thing I'd hoped for with this app is that when ICC is broadcasting a major match or tournament, I'd be able to follow along on my iPhone. The maker did not advertise this feature, so I can't complain that they misled me, but without it, the app is not quite what I wanted. BTW, using java interfaces such as Jin applet doesn't seem to be an option on the iPhone, and I'm using an up to date 3Gs.
I've tried a lot of chess games, and this is my favorite. The board is beautiful, and there's lots of options to play. I love playing real opponents and there's even a chat feature... Works great- I can't believe it's so cheap! I had dropped off my chess playing, but this one is so good that I'm back in the game.
Of the three FICS clients I have used this is by far the worst. (The best being handy chess - also free). Interface is not intuitive. Badly designed. Crashes ocassionally. Magnus is a much cleaner interface and easier to use. Though still costs $2.00 and doesn't make sense to pay when handy chess is free. One advantage of cyber chess however is that it allows you to play ICC which the other two do not yet allow.
- Category: Games
- Released: May 25, 2009
- Version: 1.7
- Size: 7.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Clickgamer Technologies Ltd
- © PPCLINK Mobile Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.