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Kanazawa Shogi Level 100 is the most popular Shogi (Japanese Chess) game in Japan.
【Version up!】 Now you can play against a stronger computer engine in Engine Server Game.

■What is "Shogi Lv.100 (Japanese Chess)"?

Shogi, also known as Japanese chess, is the most popular
thinking game in Japan. Unlike chess, the captured pieces could
be returned to the board to be used as a piece for the captured player.
Why don't you challenge this exciting Japanese game!
The Help feature within the game will help you understand the rules of Shogi.

●Off-line Game
"Shogi Lv.100" has 100 different levels of play from beginner to expert.
Challenge to win medals by defeating computer!
You will win medals by defeating computer in off-line game.
If you collect a certain number of medals, new types of board and pieces will be awarded.

●Engine Server Game (Playing tickets are needed to be purchased)
You can play against a stronger engine in "Lv.200 mode" and "Expert mode" .

"Lv.200 mode"
We have added new 200 strength levels, which are all above the off-line 100 levels.
You can enjoy another higher level of game and challenge to complete all the medals.

"Expert mode"
We have provided a special mode for further advanced players, in which you can select the playing style among 5 different strategies.
(Fujii system, Rapid attack vs 4th-file rook, Gokigen central rook, Bear in the hole, None)
There are 5 levels of play for each playing strategy.

・Prices of the ticket for playing the Engine Server Game are:
30 days ticket $2.99
90 days ticket $6.99
180 days ticket $11.99

・Other Features:

- Human vs Computer, Human vs Human(sharing a single device)
- Game Center is supported for playing online
- Let you know your turn by vibration
- Automatic zooming for easy viewing and operations
- Manual zooming by double-tapping and pinching-out
- Save/Load game record
- Hint feature
- Enable to view full game history of the game record and restart game
from the selected move
- Transmit game record by e-mail
- Beautiful graphics and realistic sound effects
- Automatic reading out for each move in Japanese

What's New

Version 1.2.17

fixed some minor problems.

Ratings and Reviews

The Greatest


This app is wonderful. There's different difficulty levels, and the easy difficulty is actually easy, unlike some chess apps where the computer trounces all over you if your a beginner. Different chess pieces are also nice. From the traditional style to the western style, they're a big help. My favorite is the simplified kanji with dots to show where they move. Overall this is a fun game that keeps me coming back for more. I highly recommend this app.

Entertaining for a beginner like me

Young Werther

I used this app (along with rules on a website) to learn Shogi. Even on level 1, I got crushed in my first game, but then I won the next couple - that level is set to make mistakes, which is what a beginner like me needs! I can't say anything about other levels yet.

The pieces look well designed and sound effects make it seem realistic. You have to win "medals" (by beating the computer at various levels) to open up more than the initial 2 types of boards (one with English letters on each piece, the other with Japanese symbols).

Some of the help screens are written in non-fluent English, but it's usually easy to figure out what they mean.

Once you get the hang of it, Shogi is a fun game. Just watch out for your oppoonent dropping pieces into your position!



This is an impressive Shogi app, perfect for the beginner. Easy to jump right in. I suggest starting at level 1 and working your way up.


Unbalance Corporation
23.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© UNBALANCE Corporation / Kiwame
In-App Purchases
  1. 30days ticket $2.99
  2. 180days ticket $11.99


  • Game Center

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  • Family Sharing

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