About this game
Developer: Ripstone Games
Content Rating: Everyone
Chess Ultra features stunning visuals, seamless online multiplayer and Grandmaster-approved AI to offer the ultimate chess experience. Explore an array of intricately crafted environments and choose from a selection of iconic chess sets designed with both the modern and traditional chess player in mind.
Gamer Reviews12 Reviews
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Critic Reviews5 Reviews
Chess Ultra is a welcome arrival on the Nintendo Switch; it's a visual treat, while also soothing you with pleasant music as you engage in a tough match. There are plenty of options and variety for online and offline matches, with the former being particularly enjoyable if you're able to get into a real-time contest.
Chess is still chess, regardless of whether it is played online or in person. This has always been the hardest selling point, but the case made by Ripstone is a good one, in the end. Why worry about a physical board when you can trade it for a digital one? Chess Ultra is about as perfect of a digital recreation you can get; it’s visually appealing, provides numerous features to tailor-make your experience and at its heart, relies on few gimmicks to sell chess as a video game.
Chess Ultra makes a terrific first impression with its strong visual presentation and continues to dazzle throughout. What resonated with me the most was just how accessible it is to players of all skill levels. For newcomers, tutorials and novice level computers help to ease you into the game. And for veterans, challenge modes and difficulty up to Grandmaster will certainly be a test of your skill.