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Review: 3D Magic Chess HD
This is a fantastic version of chess where the pieces are animated.
View on the App Store: 3D Magic Chess HD - Vanaple Technology(HK) CO., Limited
Features of 3D Magic Chess HD:
If you are a chess player and are up for something totally different then this App is for you!
Lead your team of magical creatures including dragons, knights, ninjas, eagles and royalty in regalia to defeat the opponent. This experience comes complete with sound effects and magical background music.
The 3D views of this game are excellent. As well as being able to view the board from any angle you can also zoom in close and see your players up close.
The players are moving slightly all the time making the game very lifelike, hence for older children. Each player has their own unique way of moving and taking an opponent.
You can play against the iPad, choosing your team, or you can play with 2 players on the same iPad, or on 2 iPads via wifi. All these ways to play are excellent. (iPad Lad and I at times enjoy wifi as we play a game while making dinner).
You can undo a move by returning to the main menu. The hints are great to help children to learn, when you select a player all the possible places it can move to are lit up in green. Once you have made your move the square lights up to tell the opponent where you moved from...so you never need to ask!
You can view the Miniboard. This is a replica of the main board but using traditionally shaped chess pieces. You can see exactly which players are where as well as seeing the way they have moved so far in the game.
10 out of 10!
You need to already know how to play chess quite well in order to really benefit from this App and it is advised as 9+