Precious few details about Wii Chess were disclosed to the press prior to its release, but we could just imagine what those fun-wielding maniacs at Nintendo would come up with. The old playing pieces of yore abandoned in favour of Nintendo-themed chess sets, with cute little animations as a bishop-Link slices a Toad-pawn in half, for example. Even accounting for the fact that it comes from the more po-faced ‘Wii Something-Or-Other’ lineage, there’s still scope for charm, with customisable sets drawing from the Mii Channel, letting us move pieces round with the same head-tweezer technique seen in the Mii Plaza.
Wii Chess review
Full price for this? We're being rooked
Chess itself is great
Replay of saved games is nice
AI difficulty has good curve
Awful elevator music
personality-free 2D graphics
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|Description||Despite being fundamentally solid, there aren't enough features here to make Wii Chess a viable buy.|
|US censor rating||""|
|UK censor rating||"3+"|
|Release date||1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)|