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Shotest Shogi - Xbox Live Arcade review

What is point?


  • Well executed
  • Nice tutorial
  • Meet Japanese people!


  • Ultra-obscure
  • May hurt your brain
  • Who will play with you?

It’s Japanese chess, if you’re wondering. Whatever possessed Rubicon to choose an ultra-obscure game like this for their debut is beyond us, but they’ve done a great job of making it, and of teaching you how it’s played.It’ll be big in Japan; over here, not so much. A great way to meet Japanese people?

Oct 22, 2008

More Info

DescriptionA very simple and enjoyable version of a Japanese equivalent to chess. Not bad, but who will you play against?
PlatformXbox 360
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating3+
Release date10 September 2008 (US), 9 September 2008 (UK)