Fri, 05 Sep 2008 Chess Classics for iPhone
Multiple options, bonus backgammon game make up for lackluster graphics
- Manufacturer: Gameloft
- Pros: Several game themes to choose from, AI scales up quite a lot
- Cons: Graphics are a bit pixellated in 3D mode
- Min specs: Requires an iPhone or iPod touch running 2.x software.
- Price: £5.99
- Star rating:
Macworld Buying Advice
The game makes good use of the multi-touch interface – you can click on and drag pieces around—but I found that I often had to repeatedly drag pieces to where I wanted them to go to get them to the right place. Sure, I can magnify the board a bit in 3D mode and do it that way, but I found that the graphics in 3D mode looked poor close up—pixilated and chunky, and they didn’t scale at all.