This version of chess is a very basic app that does what it sets out to do: let's you play chess. There's nothing overly remarkable about it, but it functions within its perimeters. If you like chess, this may not be the best, but it will at least pit you against others.
All the classic rules are here. A multiplayer element allows you to play against anyone, which increases reusability. The file size is small and the controls were responsive. Matching your skills to a score keeps you coming back for more.
There's very little variation between levels. The difficulty level doesn't seem to change. The pop up adds block the controls and interfere with gameplay. More background design or board options would add some appeal to the game. It could also use a tutor or hint section.
May 28, 2015