Monday, March 08, 2010

Star Wars Chess

If your bishop could speak, do you think it would ramble on apologetically like C3PO? When you swap pawns, ever imagine it's like trading an R2 for a storm trooper? It's the endgame and the kings square off against each other - does your mind turn to Luke Skywalker's confrontation with the Emperor?

If so, these violent and hilarious videos are the ones for you.

Yes, that's right. It's the brilliant death scenes from "Star Wars Chess", a PC and Sega game from 1994.

And there's more:

1 comment:

Jonathan B said...

I used to have Star Wars Chess. It was great fun but unlike Battle Chess (I think it was called) the game cut to the capture animations rather than just have them play out on the board - and that ends up taking up a lot of time.

Good find though.