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Chess Classics

By Gameloft

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Tested comparatively with other iPhone chess games, Chess Classics has the more powerful and by far strongest engine on iPhone!

Chess Classics is the ideal chess simulation game for both beginners who want to learn, and advanced players looking for expert opponents.

Acclaimed by the Washington Post.

Develop patience and strategy skills, as you transform your iPhone or iPod Touch into a Chess table:

-The #1 chess engine for a true-to-life experience
-Ideal for beginners! Tutorials and the Quiz mode help you learn the official rules and tricks.
-Human-like artificial intelligence for extended challenges
-Compete against friends in 2-player mode.
-Intuitive controls: Move the pieces naturally with the tip of your fingers, as in real life.
-Play past famous Classic games.
-Turn the board by 360 degrees.
-Choose to play in 3D or 2D.
-4 set of themes

Published and distributed by Gameloft.

What's New in Version 1.5.0

iPhone OS 3.0 compatible

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Customer Reviews

Overly challenging

This app is ok. It's quite stable which is a huge plus when playing any sort lengthy strategy game. That said there are some definite flaws. The hint feature should ultimately show moves and series of moves that win the match for you. This never seems to be the case. More frustrating is that it can be quite difficult to move pieces where you want them to move, especially in Backgammon. Lastly and perhaps worst of all, the levels seem abnormally difficult. It would be interesting to hear a good to expert player's take on this but it seems that levels newcomer and above are extremely challenging while those below are quite a bit more challenging than they should be.

I wanted to like this app...

But I don't. Their claims of being for beginers is bogus. If you are one I'd suguest staying away from this as it dosen't teach a thing. There are just some scenarios to go through and that's about it, no rule set, no instructionals, just "here you go, figure it out". On top of it all I spenty first 5 min trying to move a piece. As a designer this is a fail for a game that revolves around moving pieces. it takes me tapping the spot i want 12-18 times before it registers. I'm not a beginer but I was expecting to learn something based off the description of the game. The gfx look nice, but they should have hired an interface designer instead of a 3d artist. Find another chessgame folks.


Even comes with backgammon! Not a great game for beginners tho, doesn't explain rules just tells u what u can + can't move. Great game!! Chess is really fun and I haven't had a problem yet!

Ignore the other mean remarks if u like chess u like this game period. And as for not being able to see/touch pieces u can zoom in/out and put up a magnifying glass.
Great graphics and music 2.

Chess Classics
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Jun 11, 2009
  • Version: 1.5.0
  • Size: 87.2 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
  • Seller: Gameloft

Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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