Check vs Mate

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Check vs Mate calls for an interactive feather duster, chartering the successful chess game principle into the present day multi-media world.





Commanders, assemble your armies! "Check vs Mate" calls for an interactive feather duster, chartering the successful chess game principle into the present day multi-media world. Animated fantasy figurines assemble in magical worlds and await your command! As a Commander, execute skillful maneuvers on the game board and catapult yourself directly into the battle with devastating attacks, chessman vs. chessman. Do you want to go down as a pawn - or reign as a king? It's your decision!
  • Two captivating strategic campaigns with a total of 30 missions
  • Thrilling battles in interactive 3rd person action mode
  • Individual beat 'em up battles for each character in unique arenas
  • Latest Fritz! Chess algorithm with additional opening library
  • Exciting PvP duels on LAN and Internet
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Mac Requirements Minimum Supported Will It Run?
Mac OS X10.6.8 *Download the MacGameStore App to compare your Mac's information in real-time.

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* Not compatible with: 10.10.x, 10.11.x
64bit SupportUnknown
CPU TypeIntel Mac Only
CPU CoresAny
CPU Speed2 GHz
System RAM512 MB
Drive Space1.5 GB
Video RAMAny
Video (ati)ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT *
* Unsupported Video Cards: ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1600, ATI Radeon X1900 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
Video (nvidia)NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS *
* Unsupported Video Cards: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Video (intel)Any
Important Notes:
  • Not compatible with OS X 10.10 Yosemite and later OSX/macOS.

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  1. Un tuffo nel passato
    by khadgar1, Italy - Jan 5th 2016

    La versione "moderna" del vecchio Battle Chess.

    Un gioco da prendere non tanto per il gioco degli scacche in se ma per la "storia" che racconta. Le animazioni e la componente grafica è divertente e capace di far divertire anche gli appassionati semplici di scacchi.

    Il motore scacchistico non sar da campioni ma neanche pessimo.

    [The "modern" version of the old Battle Chess. A game to be taken not so much for the game of scacche itself but to the "story" that tells. The animations and graphics component is funny and able to entertain even simple chess enthusiasts. The chess engine will not be champions but not bad.]

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  2. Quite good
    by T'hain Esh Kelch, Denmark - Dec 6th 2013

    No matter if you want flashy fighting units, normal chess pieces or a flat overview, this game has it. Several different modes and backgrounds to play on, to give you something to come back to, or give you a break from a 'normal' game of chess. In general a very solid chess game.

    The only things I really miss, is actually a quick way to switch the game to windowed mode from full screen, and a quick function on the main menu for jumping into a simple chess game (Instead of having to click through several menus). And some less flashy animated units, as the current one are a bit too gimmicky for my taste (I'd prefer something akin to the old Battle Chess, as another reviewer also mentions.

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  3. Not what I'd hoped for but good nonetheless.
    by Kharntiitar, Australia - Jun 11th 2011

    As a chess game, This game is quite good, But there are plenty of quite good chess games around, I was looking for something reminiscent of good old "Battle Chess" on the Amiga/C64/heaps of systems, This unfortunately isn't quite as good as that one, Graphically of course its heaps better, But the animations are over before you know it and there is only one animation for attacking no matter the unit.

    The folder issue mentioned by nef601 has been fixed and you can drag it wherever you like and it will still run. However, The install is a bit ... Odd?. When you first mount the disk, it suggests you drag the folder into applications, however, that folder contains an installer program that you must run to install the game. No big deal, Just doubling up on the copying and then having to delete the installer program later.

    All that being said, as a chess game, it is quite good, There is no waiting around while the AI thinks things through as you see in some games, And the AI also appears to be intelligent enough to set traps several moves in advance.

    The mini games, and other game variations also give it some replay value, Having a campaign is also quite interesting, I haven't actually played this mode yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

    I give it 4/5 stars as it should be rated it for what it is, not what I hoped it would be.

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  4. Doesn't seem to boot with 10.6.7
    by nef601, USA - May 18th 2011

    I've tried it on a C2D MacBook Pro and Core i5 iMac both running 10.6.7 and the game doesn't boot. No error message, nothing.

    [Editor's Note: Move the game to the Applications folder. It will not run if it is not in the Applications folder. Uploading a new version that will fix this problem]

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