GameXplain: "From today’s point of view, the graphics of Interplay’s Battle Chess seem highly inferior, but it’s still easy to see what made the game great back in 1988. While the gameplay itself wasn’t something to talk about--it’s simply chess after all--capturing the opponent’s pieces made it shine with unique and entertaining battle animations. All other features aside, this uniqueness was what I was hoping for when starting up Topware Interactive’s similarly named Battle vs. Chess. Sadly, it isn’t there. What’s left is fantasy chess with nice aesthetics, a very small amount of mini-games, and new gameplay features that potentially kill the idea of chess completely."