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Star Wars Chess - DOS


Game is con­trol­led by the same keys that are used to playing un­der MS DOS. For full­screen press 'Right Alt' + 'En­ter'.


If the game e­mu­la­ti­on spe­ed is low, you can try to in­cre­a­se it by re­lo­a­ding this pa­ge with­out a­ds or cho­o­se a­no­ther e­mu­la­tor from this table.

Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)

Game info:
Star Wars Chess - box cover
box cover
Game title: Star Wars Chess
Platform: MS-DOS
Author (released): The Software Toolworks (1993)
Genre: Puzzle Mode: Multiplayer
Design: David K. Goodman, Reinaldo Castro, Vicki Sidley, ...
Music: Peter Stone, John T. Williams
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

12009 kB

Game size:

17911 kB
Recommended emulator: DOSBox

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Star Wars Chess is a 1993 chess-playing video game developed by The Software Toolworks, based on the Star Wars film franchise and published by Mindscape for DOS, Sega CD and Windows 3.x. A 3DO Interactive Multiplayer version was planned but never released.
   The game is heavily inspired by Battle Chess, a popular PC chess game of the era. The characters appear in the places of normal chessmen on an isometric view of a Star-Wars-themed chessboard, with the black pieces portrayed by 'The Dark Side' (Empire-affiliated and antagonistic characters) and the white pieces portrayed by 'The Rebel Force' (Rebellion-affiliated characters.)
Star Wars Chess (DOS)
   Star Wars Chess (DOS)
The rules of normal chess apply. When one piece captures another in a chess move, the screen fades to a brief animated battle in which the capturing piece vanquishes the captured one, in an over-the-top cartoonishly-animated style. The game can also be played in standard computer-chess mode, with normal chessmen icons on a 2D board, without the battle animations.

   The chess pieces are represented as follows:

  • Kings - Luke Skywalker and Emperor Palpatine
  • Queens - Princess Leia and Darth Vader
  • Bishops - C-3PO and Boba Fett (Chewbacca sets Boba Fett on fire)
  • Knights - Chewbacca and Tusken raider
  • Rooks - Yoda and AT-ST
  • Pawns - R2-D2 and stormtrooper

   Computer Gaming World concluded that T2 Chess Wars and Star Wars Chess 'are examples of marketing at its best (or worst, depending on your point of view)'. Mega Magazine giving Star Wars Chess a 60 percent rating stating “The chances are that if you take your chess at all seriously, you wouldn’t really enjoy this.” In 1996, Computer Gaming World declared Star Wars Chess the 49th-worst computer game ever released stating: “Proof that there really is no intelligent life (or AI) even in a galaxy far, far away”. GamePro magazine however praised the game's action scenes, sound, detailed animation and stating 'Chess purists and Star Wars purists alike will enjoy this one. Most impressive!'

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This ver­sion of Star Wars Chess was de­sig­ned for per­so­nal com­pu­ters with o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem MS-DOS (Mi­cro­soft Disk O­pe­ra­ting Sys­tem), which was o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem de­ve­lo­ped by Mi­cro­soft in 1981. It was the most wi­de­ly-used o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was sup­plied with most of the IBM com­pu­ters that pur­cha­sed a li­cen­se from Mi­cro­soft. Af­ter 1995, it was pu­s­hed out by a gra­phi­cal­ly mo­re ad­van­ced sys­tem - Win­dows and its de­ve­lop­ment was ce­a­sed in 2000. At the ti­me of its grea­test fa­me, se­ve­ral thou­sand ga­mes de­sig­ned spe­ci­fi­cal­ly for com­pu­ters with this sys­tem we­re cre­a­ted. To­day, its de­ve­lop­ment is no lon­ger con­ti­nue and for e­mu­la­tion the free DOSBox e­mu­la­tor is most of­ten used. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about MS-DOS operating system can be found here.

Available online emulators:

5 different online emulators are available for Star Wars Chess. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game Star Wars Chess are summarized in the following table:

Emulator Technology Multiplayer Fullscreen Touchscreen Speed JavaScript YES NO NO fast
js-dos JavaScript YES YES NO fast
js-dos 6.22 JavaScript YES YES NO fast
jsDosBox JavaScript YES NO NO slow
jDosBox Java applet YES YES NO fast

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