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What’s New

Version 1.3.1

- fixed bug where app forgot you purchased requiring constant restore purchases
- fixed bug where taken pieces weren't properly laid out in 1v1 on iPhone X and XS Max

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Chess can be intimidating, but this tongue-in-cheek take on the classic game goes easy on our mistakes. Really Bad Chess is really good at mixing things up with a wild variety of challenges, board configurations (six bishops and three queens? Sure, why not?), and an undo button that lets us pretend we saw that checkmate coming all along.

Warehouse Mike 42 ,

Really Bad Chess?

This game has pretty much ruined me for the traditional version, although I make myself play regular Chess at least once a week. The best part for me, AND the worst, is when the AI gets a lot of Knights.. trying to get a non-piece losing move in is really challenging. I’ve found that the only way to play is to throw out any defense and just attack. Also, the AI seems to throw out its offense when I get any pieces close to its King, which is fun. Sometimes when I’m in dire straights and I take my Kings defenders completely away and place them by the AI’s King, it inevitably makes “really stupid moves” and I can capture its Queens on down. The app does crash once in a while, and the AI will put you in check sometimes, and keep repeating the same 2 moves indefinitely, which is why I gave only 4 stars. If this gets fixed, I’ll give 5, no problems. GREAT FUN! I highly recommend this game, pay the $2.99 simply because it helps support the great minds behind this great game, and the others by Noodlecake Studios Inc. Any haters out there? Drop your pride and give it a shot, why not. Keep up the good work Zach! I also love your arcade pool game.

CmmrGhost ,

Great concept, but horrible execution

It seemed like a great game at first, and I made the mistake of purchasing the version without ads. The odds are never in your favor. Let me explain this more thoroughly. The board is set up against you, even on a difficulty level of zero. The AI opponent can leisurely stroll a bishop across the map—first turn—and take one of your pieces. If you are unprepared, it will take two of your pieces, sometimes three. Almost all the time, you’ll have two of three unguarded pieces, so even if you set up to protect a piece, you’ll have compromised the others. The opponent’s entire back row is set with queens, bishops and rooks, so you cannot swipe a bishop across the board without having it taken immediately- so, it’s not really worth it. They also have no pawns and you have plenty- sometimes even in the back row. While pawns may become queens by reaching the other side, it’s near impossible to do so when every single piece on the other side can put-maneuver or block it. So, pawns are essentially useless. Yes, I know that in card games like poker, it’s about how you play the cards, but imagine playing against an opponent with all aces. It’s doable, but never in your favor. So, I say again: it’s a great concept, but the rather unfair set-up has lost my interest.

Editors’ Notes

Chess can be intimidating, but this tongue-in-cheek take on the classic game goes easy on our mistakes. Really Bad Chess is really good at mixing things up with a wild variety of challenges, board configurations (six bishops and three queens? Sure, why not?), and an undo button that lets us pretend we saw that checkmate coming all along.

Information

Seller
STFJ LLC
Size
90 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Zach Gage, 2016
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. 100 Undos $0.99
  2. Full Game Unlock $2.99

Supports

  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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