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App description: Chess Crusade is an exciting way to play one of the worlds most popular strategy games.

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*Beautifully crafted high resolution board and pieces; see the pawns, knights, bishops, castles, kings, and queens come to life before your eyes!

*Unique and entertaining battle sequences make this a chess game with a difference. Watch as your pieces do battle in over 70 fully animated encounters!

*Play against your friends and family in 2 Player mode, or battle against the devious AI opponent on 10 difficulty levels. Set a time limit, or play an unlimited game, it's completely up to you!

*Save and reload your games at any point, against the AI or another player.

*Think you shouldn't have made that move? No problem, just go back a step.

*Switch sides at any time!

*And many more features!


The game of chess was invented sometime back in the 15th Century. Of course, back then the game was played on a simple board. The board was (and still is) made up of 64 dark and light squares arranged in an eight-by-eight square. The goal is to protect your King, while trying to capture your opponents King.

Both Kings are protected by loyal armies consisting of eight pawns, two bishops, two knights, two rooks (also called castles), and a Queen. The aim is to capture your opponents King by removing their pieces whilst avoiding the capture of your King.

*** Customers are reminded that if they have any trouble with our products, they are free to contact us for assistance! ***

If the game crashes, please try redownloading it from the App Store on your device, or deleting it from your device and re-syncing it from iTunes. Because of the large videos in the game it can take a while to download, which makes it prone to errors in transmission which are beyond our control; this can sometimes interfere with the FairPlay DRM imposed by Apple. Please let us know if you have any trouble!

Squeaker's comments:

Chess Crusades DS

Chess Crusades Wii
07-25-2010, 01:38 AM
Hmm... the only good I can see coming from this game is maybe making Chess more fun for kids. I don't need my pieces to fart on each other when a piece is captured, and I certainly don't desire to wait patiently while my pieces do their cute, animated walk all the way across the board. Chess is a huge part of my life, I'm always keeping an open mind towards new presentation styles, but it seems that every attempt to add something visual to the game just ends up as an arbitrary distraction. There's nothing new or beneficial here as far as I can tell.
11-15-2010, 02:28 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,506
This has been free for quite some time now. I just downloaded it. Might go back to paid anytime now. Grab it if you are interested in this one.