Chaturanga's review

by Peter Warrior

Chaturanga is somewhat a four players chess.

  • Absolute original
  • There should be more options (2 vs 2)
  • Crashing bugs
  • Graphical improvement needed

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"The father of chess has come back to life in Android"

Chaturanga is considered the father of chess. It comes from India and yes, the board resembles a chess board, but unlike chess, there are four teams and pieces are and move slightly different (there are elephants and ships). Oh, and there are two dice, too, with green and red faces. If both dice result green you can make up to two moves. There's no "chess", so when your king ("raja") is captured you lose without prior warning.

Keeping all that in mind, it seems that Chaturanga may be somewhat of a four players death battle chess, and in fact it is. Game's absolutely chaotic, able to drive nuts any experienced chess player. Luckily, there's a lenghty help file explaining the rules and a setting menu where you can modify some rules. As it's a four players game, you can play alone against three IAs (who don't team together) or start a hotseat play with up to three more friends.

It's great that developers as Parkovski bring us new and original games to our devices. Although graphics are too simple, there isn't any kind of animation and the game dares to forceclose now and then, we have to thank him to let us play a game that we didn't ever expected to exist.

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Dec 04, 2013

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