Star Wars Chess/Gameplay
Many characters from the Star Wars Trilogy are playable chessmen:
|Rank||Rebels as white (blue pieces when setting up the game) playing first||Dark side as black (red pieces when setting up the game)|
|King||Luke Skywalker||Emperor Palpatine|
|Queen||Princess Leia||Darth Vader|
Normal rules of chess apply, but at least in the DOS version, a pawn reaching the opposite end may become a queen only. Inspired by Battle Chess published by Interplay since 1988, one chess piece taking an opposing one gets a brief battle scene. The player may turn it off to speed the game, especially if the computer is slow. Sega CD and Windows 3.x, not DOS, feature checkmating scenes, plus a large tube descending from above to vacuum some defeated characters.