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Genre: Quiz/Puzzle/Strategy :: Players: 1 :: Released: 17/6/05

Mephisto Chess M.E. Review

Developer: Living Mobile

Pros

Game Features

Rating/100

Loads of options
Good graphics
Good sound

Cons

Only one game mode

Sound
Help
Save Option
Suspend/Resume
See Compatible Handsets

90

Graphics

85

Sound

88

Controls

85

Playability

97

Lastability

95

Review Details
Handset Nokia 6600

Costas Stephanides’s Review

Review Date: 19/6/05

An amazing chess package for your mobile.


We have reviewed a couple of chess games and this is the best of the bunch.

The graphics are good. You can choose from 3 different boards; classic, metal and marble. Classic is probably the best but at least there is a choice.

Mephisto also has good sound. There is a choice of three different gentle melodies that loop round while you play. Unfortunately there are no effects when pieces are taken, maybe that's just the arcade player in me.

The controls are nice and simple and well suited to one thumb action. The D-pad moves the cursor around the board and you can select your piece and confirm movement with the centre button.

There are a few options in the game to keep you interested. There are 9 difficulty levels and you can play against the computer or a friend. Alternatively you can watch the computer play itself and try to learn some tactics. There is also an 'undo move' option which is great because you can undo an unlimited number of times and try out different strategies. On top of this they have also included a 'best move' option for when you get really stuck. And there's more, during the game you can switch sides or flip the the board round. The only thing missing are some different styles of game; there is no speed chess or no chess puzzles. For the amateurs, you can choose to have the available moves shown as little dots on the corresponding squares/pieces.

Mephisto Chess has enough varied features to please both the amateur and the expert alike - a grandmaser in its class.