Chess Free, from Tor Digital Agency, is the perfect Android game for players of all skill levels. This fantastic rendition of one of the world’s most popular boardgames is a must-have for anyone who is interested in chess.
Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon
Concept and Gameplay
Chess games for Android are a dime a dozen, but there are always a few stellar versions which stand out from the rest of the crowd. Chess Free is definitely one of those games, and it provides users with an authentic and clean gameplay experience.
Initially, I was surprised to see how simple and straightforward Chess Free appears to be. Unlike many other chess games, this particular one doesn’t intimidate new players. Simply choose between a one or two player game and begin making your moves.
The board itself is very neat, clean, and easy to read. Moving pieces around the board in Chess Free consists of simply tapping on the piece you’d like to move, then selecting the square on the board in order to move the piece there.
The only thing missing in Chess Free is some sort of instructive tutorial or playing guide for new players. Seeing his chess can be a very intimidating game for those who haven’t played it, it would be awesome if Chess Free could provide a little in-game knowledge for those who are just starting out.
Chess Free Android Game
Even though Chess Free is a very simple and straightforward game, it does include a few features which drastically improve gameplay experience. First, players can select the difficulty level the match on a scale of 1 to 15, 1 being novice and 15 being master.
Playing on novice difficulty provides an extra benefit for players in Chess Free by displaying guided tiles when making moves. These tiles show players where they can legally move a chess piece on the board, essentially teaching them where pieces can go.
Also, Chess Free features two player mode, which makes it incredibly easy to create a match with a friend. The game even auto rotates the screen when it’s the next players turn, which is a feature that I think is fantastic and very nifty.
You definitely can’t be the price of free when it comes to games, and Chess Free definitely doesn’t disappoint. The game is supported by ads on the bottom of the screen, but most of the time they don’t intrude on gameplay. According to the game’s Google Play page, there’s supposed to be a paid version which disables ads. However, I was unable to find this option in-game or in the store.
Overall, Chess Free is definitely a fantastic game for anyone who likes to play chess. I love the fact that it’s beginner friendly, too, and that two players can easily create a match together.
Chess Free requires Android 2.3+. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.