Last updated on September 7th, 2023 at 04:36 pm
SWC (1994) (Chess engine) DOS, Sega CD, Windows – set during the time of episodes IV through VI
Star Wars Chess for Sega is a chess game developed by The Software Toolworks and released in 1993. The game features chess pieces that are cartoon versions of the Star Wars cast.
The gameplay is standard chess, but the action scenes keep things interesting. The animation is detailed and looks like it’s out of the movie.
The game is somewhat enjoyable, simply because it’s chess. Giving it the Star Wars theme gives it some good appeal, but it may not be for everyone.
The game has been reviewed by several sources, including Sega-16, Classic Game Room, Classy Man Jared, and GameFAQs.
#Instructions to load and play
Under WinXP you probably have to edit the SWCHESS.CFG with any text editor and change the 5s after MUSICPARAMS and DIGITALPARAMS to 7s. That doesn’t mean that you will have sound, but you can run the game at least.
The introduction whizzes past unless it’s at around 500 cycles, but the game needs to be played at around 10,000. Even then, the pace can be slow because of the movement animation. Set the cycles any higher and the music will stutter. Frameskip and you’ll miss out on all the animation that you’ve downloaded this game for.