AGH Lynx Review:

by Telegames

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Action games are good and dandy, but for those long road trips or plane rides, gamers on the go are always looking for a game that'll give them lasting replay value so that time flies. Telegames has come to the rescue with The Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge. Heck, even the title is long.

There's not much explaining to do with this one. And I'm not about to type up a rulebook on how to play chess; the game's indstruction manual more than adequately describes the rules of Chess. As the video version of the Western world's most popular board game, it's more than serviceable. It offers several levels of difficulty, a hint feature, and the ability for the player to retract up to 100 full moves. Additionally, the screen is represented in either a two- or three-dimensional layout depending on your viewing preference.

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Most Lynx Chess players will be playing the game solitaire, so I'm sure you're wondering about the computer AI. While I don't profess to be an expert in Chess, I found the computer to be more than a worthy opponent. After several plays, you'll find out what difficulty level is the perfect challenge for you. Chess veterans won't have to worry about a lack of challenge. The "ultimate" mode, Ultimate Chess Challenge is said to be almost impossible to beat.

All in all, Ultimate Chess Challenge is recommended for those who have an affinity for Chess. It lacks the flair of finer simulations like Chessmaster 4000 killer, but for Chess on the go, it more than fits the bill.

Title Ultimate Chess Challenge
Publisher Telegames
System Atari Lynx
Graphics 6
Sound 5
Gameplay 7
Overall 7
Reviewer Keita Iida

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