Medieval Kings Chess 2 Reviewed

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Medieval Kings Chess 2 is a chess game for the BlackBerry by Magmic games. We had a chance to review the original version and were very excited when we found Magmic released a sequel with a laundry list of improvements. New features in this version include online multiplayer, a campaign mode, and updated graphics. The controls have also been tweaked to make the game much more simplier to play.


Campaign:

There are two modes to the new Medieval Kings Chess, a campaign mode and an online mode. The campaign mode pits you against the great kings and rulers of history. The stages have progressively harder levels of AI and different themed boards and pieces. In total there are 6 different kings, or levels starting from the easiest King Arthur to the hardest Ganghis Khan. The only issue moving to the next level of ruler is that it takes the CPU more time to pick it’s move. When you finally reach Ganghis Khan, some of his moves take an unbelievable amount of time to process. Now this is most likely due to the limited CPU power of the Blackberry and with the new models being introduced some time this fall or winter, it may change a few things.

Multiplayer:

Before the internet, people would play chess and write letters to each other. Moves would take weeks to make and games months to finish. Chess was maybe the first connected game ever, requiring the user to manually decipher the chess code. This is similiar to how Medieval Kings Chess 2 multiplayer plays, where users will go back and forth over the course of a few hours, a few days, or even a few weeks. However you can have a great multiplayer chess game on the Blackberry that goes back and forth, you just need to find someone online at the same time and is able/willing to play for an hour or two. The vibrate feature helps to notify you when your opponent has made its move and now it’s your turn. For the most part, the way you’re going to play is like chess by mail: one move per game per session. For this reason, Magmic has allow you to have multiple games played at the same time.

  • http://www.kanju.jp/ Jack

    I had a chance to test the game but found it rather boring to be honest. I prefare classical chess, brown/lightbrown board color and thats it.

    C+

  • http://www.kanju.jp Jack

    I had a chance to test the game but found it rather boring to be honest. I prefare classical chess, brown/lightbrown board color and thats it.

    C+

  • http://www.portablemuse.com/ stanley

    i bought the 7100t last year and am addicted to it. i have six email account for various uses (business, work, play, friends, girlfriend) and use aim and yahoo messenger at least four hours a day. the sidekick being the only other mobile toy that can handle the load and that thing looks and plays horribly. i just bought the 7105t and other than t-mobiles service, its a great phone. i have yet to find a good chess program but yours seems like the one to have. i have played chess for years but stink at the game. hopefully i can find a good chess game to improve my game. one of these days i’d like to beat my 15 year old sister.

    take it easy,
    stanley@portablemuse.com

  • http://www.portablemuse.com stanley

    i bought the 7100t last year and am addicted to it. i have six email account for various uses (business, work, play, friends, girlfriend) and use aim and yahoo messenger at least four hours a day. the sidekick being the only other mobile toy that can handle the load and that thing looks and plays horribly. i just bought the 7105t and other than t-mobiles service, its a great phone. i have yet to find a good chess program but yours seems like the one to have. i have played chess for years but stink at the game. hopefully i can find a good chess game to improve my game. one of these days i’d like to beat my 15 year old sister.

    take it easy,
    stanley@portablemuse.com

  • Mel

    Set to “hard” it’s easy… and I’m not a very good chess player. At the most difficult setting it’s like postal chess… I don’t have the patience. For a beginner… it’s fun!

  • Mel

    Set to “hard” it’s easy… and I’m not a very good chess player. At the most difficult setting it’s like postal chess… I don’t have the patience. For a beginner… it’s fun!

  • Dan

    The AI engine needs more work. Far too easy even for a intermediate player. The computer moves even become predictable. The very hard levels take way too long to process and I believe in some cases are easier that lower levels.Not sure why.

  • Dan

    The AI engine needs more work. Far too easy even for a intermediate player. The computer moves even become predictable. The very hard levels take way too long to process and I believe in some cases are easier that lower levels.Not sure why.

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  • Blah

    Ugh. AI is awful. I haven’t played chess in ten years and had a 1400ish rating back then. That means I knew the rules and had picked up a chess book. I just downloaded Medieval Kings 2 and beat all the levels in about 30 minutes.

    Since phones today are faster than the computers that regularly kicked my ass back then, I was hoping for a little more challenge.

  • Blah

    Ugh. AI is awful. I haven’t played chess in ten years and had a 1400ish rating back then. That means I knew the rules and had picked up a chess book. I just downloaded Medieval Kings 2 and beat all the levels in about 30 minutes.

    Since phones today are faster than the computers that regularly kicked my ass back then, I was hoping for a little more challenge.