Star Wars Chess (PC, 3 1/2" Disk) Software Toolworks - 1993 USA, Canada Release

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Star Wars Chess
Packaging cover Star Wars Chess.
Product ID 24294-11404
Product UPC 024294114045
Platform(s) PC
Packaging Retail Box
Media 1.44MB 3.5" Disk
Copyright date 1993
Publisher(s) Software Toolworks
Category(s) Entertainment, Traditional, Chess
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Defeat the Evil Empire in the ultimate game of animated chess.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a great battle of good and evil was fought. Now you can relive the struggles of the courageous characters from the Star Wars saga in one of the world's oldest games, brought to life in brilliant 3-D animation. The Software Toolworks' Star Wars Chess puts you in command of the Rebel Alliance or the evil Galactic Empire! As you craft your strategy at each step, you instruct your forces to go forth and do battle. Then watch as your troops carry out your plan- moving into position and fighting battles for territory.

You take command of either the Rebel Alliance or the evil Galactic Empire, plot your strategy, then guide your forces into battle. Use Chewbacca's skill with the crossbow to take out a sinister stormtrooper. Or pit Darth Vader in a deadly lightsaber duel against his arch enemy Luke Skywalker. You'll be part of your own Star Wars movie as you guide each piece to its destiny and watch as they use their skill to surprise you, and their opponent, with captivating animations, distinctive sound effects and the stirring music of Star Wars.

The Software Toolworks' Star Wars Chess features include:


  • Nearly 5,000 frames of pain stakingly hand drawn cel animation.
  • The largest animated chess program ever created.
  • 72 Unique capture animations, twice the competition's.
  • Animations feature random variations for constantly changing action sequences.
  • Over a year in the making, an American Tour de Force!

Star Wars Chess Characters.

  • Chess pieces represented by the Star Wars characters, known and loved by millions.
  • Each piece actually moves, walks, and battles true to its movie persona, from C-3PO's stiff gait to the mechanized stomping of the AT-ST.
  • Thrill to actual digitized sound effects direct from the movie!
  • A stirring soundtrack with music arranged from the themes of the Star Wars movies.
  • Play as the Rebel Forces or side with the evil Galactic Empire.

Chessmaster Engine.

  • Built upon the framework of the award winning Chessmaster 3000 engine, one of the strongest in the market today.
  • Simple, mouse or keyboard-based interface.
  • One/Two Player self playing modes.
  • User selectable levels of play, from Beginner to Expert.
  • Mentor feature gives hints during play.
  • Custom board setup feature allows you to recreate any situation.
  • Take back and replay moves.

During animated capture sequences, pieces surrounding the animation may be temporarily hidden from view.

System Requirements

Required CPU 386-33
Required RAM 1MB
Req. Hard Drive 40MB Free
Recommend Mouse Yes
Recommend Audio Yes
Supported Video VGA

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Star Wars Chess. Retail Box back Star Wars Chess.



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