Chess Mates: Android Apps Written Review
Do you love to play the classic game of Chess? Like the idea of playing and competing with your friends and other chess fans from around the world? Then the Chess Mates app from developer Epic Pockets Software is just the perfect game app for you!
When you first load Chess Mates you will be shown the main “Login” menu. Usually you will need to create an account in order to access the game play, but with this version it lets you play without needing or creating an account by you selecting the “Guest Login” option. From there on you can choose to play a random game, play with friends, or seek other chess enthusiasts from all over. When you search for a random game to play in, you will be given the option to select from various game types (normal or ranked), set your player name, and several chess set designs. The default chess set design is immediately accessible, the rest need to be unlocked. Once you decide to start the game, you can make your move, and also have the option to undo the move if you think it was not such a good choice after all.
This is the free version of the game, so if you want the one without ads, and that also has additional features, then you can purchase the ad-free version through the Android Market.
Appearance and Layout
The overall appearance of Chess Mates is just like the premise of the game, simple and basic. The graphics of the game are decent, although flat appearing. The color scheme of the app is a bit of a blend of monochromatic and blue, that is until you unlock any of the other chess game designs. App navigation is smooth and the layout is easy to figure out. Yes, this free version does contain ads, but they are not too “in your face” and do not distract you too much during game play.
Since this is the free version of Chess Mates, there is really nothing to complain about. It is a great app for Chess game playing aficionados, but for those who do not know how to play Chess and are unfamiliar with the rules, may be unsure with this game app. However, with the abundance of information available out, and with the help of friends, new users can quickly figure out how to play if they want to.
Android Apps Review Details: Chess Mates app is free. This app’s Android requirement requires 2.2 and up. You may download Chess Mates from the Android Market.
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