Shogi is a Japanese version of chess.
A player can use (drop) captured pieces.
This rule makes this game complicated and profound.
There are 10 million players and a few hundred professional players in Japan.
- Human vs. computer, human vs. human, computer vs. computer.
- 7 levels of computer play.
- Handicap games.
- Choose Western or Japanese pieces.
- Show the legal moves of the selected piece.
- Show score option
- Game log.
- Undo of moves.
- Save/Load game file.
- Send game record by mail.
- Show history of moves.
- Help about Shogi rules.
- Fixed a bug (Menus were in English on iOS 9 in Japanese environment).
Ratings and Reviews
If you have never heard of shogi and you like western chess you should give this a try. Shogi is extremely popular in Japan. It adds an extra level of complexity and fun by allowing you to use pieces that you capture. On your turn, instead of moving a piece you can place a captured opponents piece almost anywhere ( with some restrictions) on the board. If you think about this, it opens up a lot of strategic and tactical options. You wont be disappointed.
If you fixed it to where it shows the title number/letter (ex. 8c) that would be great. Also smoothing out graphic details along with the double-tap zoom which is unecessary and quite annoying. Also something to tell you you are in check or checkmate would also be great.
Asides from all that though this is a great game and can only hope future updates further improve the gameplay.
Best shogi app available!!!
I was very thrilled to find such a great shogi app for the iPhone. Computer was a little tough at first, but I have learned from all the games. I have tried 2 other shogi apps (including morita) and this one is the best by far. If your a fan of chess give shogi a try, you won't be disappointed!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.