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Morita Shogi HD

By TAITO Corporation

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The pinnacle of Japanese chess games!
The famous Morita Shogi, now available for the iPad!

Optimized especially for the iPad, Morita Shogi HD builds on the finest qualities of the iPhone edition, boasting lush high-resolution graphics and a faster, evolved game engine. Featuring unparalleled depth, this high-quality shogi application is unmatched in the fields of playability, aesthetics, ease of use, logic design, and sheer entertainment value.

The closest you can get to a genuine Japanese chess match without actually breaking out a real shogi board and tiles!

Includes Three Play Modes:
VS. CPU Mode -
Face off against the AI computer player, choosing from any one of six difficulty levels.

Tournament Mode -
Pit your skill against a series of increasingly strong computer opponents.

VS. Mode -
Play against a friend, sharing a single device.

Game Features:
- Review your performance: record and save up to 300 move-by-move game play histories!

- Superior game logic worthy of the longstanding Morita Shogi name!

- Fully customizable board, pieces, and backgrounds! Change the game's visuals to suit your mood with 280 possible combinations!

- Receive medals for achieving in-game goals and increase your ranking. Collect all the medals to become a Meijin master!

What's New in Version 1.1.1

Bug Fix.

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Customer Reviews

AI is weak.

iPad 2 user, app works fine. AI is very weak though. I have only played shogi for about a year and a half and I can beat the meijin (champion) difficulty easy. As long as you know how to play, it's a good starting app. The app also has challenges to complete which extends the replay value, but even that won't keep proficient players here. There are other apps that offer better AI strength. It is a good starting point for people who are familiar with shogi but may only have a few hundred games under their belt.

Seriously overpriced

This is a pretty good shogi app, but with the constant crashes, requiring a fresh boot to even load, and weak ai, this should not have cost as much as it does.


The game give zero instruction. practice mode is made up of the computer pulling off brilliant moves while you are left wondering how to move a simple piece. The rules are poorly written and leave out simple instructions. Perhaps if your a shoji master you enjoy this, otherwise I would recommend a different shoji app.

Morita Shogi HD
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Jul 26, 2010
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Size: 11.8 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese
  • Seller: TAITO Corporation

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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