It seems that recently my life has been involving Chess in some form or another. First the musical ‘Chess’ which I enjoyed at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre and now ‘Chess Free’ – a game for Android that as the title aptly describes as a free game of… well Chess.
Chess as we know it today was formed in the 15th century and it continues to be a mind battling experience that is hard to match. Prestige is on offer for those who present their brain prowess at this most challenging of board games and a sense of inferiority for the rest.
Chess Free brings this same sense of grit determination and addictive prospect of success all within your Android phone – with an attempt to bring a very life-like AI opposition.
I am sure we have all heard of the ‘trying to get a square peg in a round hole’ cliché. This somehow sums up Move It! by AI factory available for both the Apple iPhone and Android compatible handsets.
The aim is quite simple although the matter of actually completing a level is far more difficult. Move It! features a fairly large red block that needs to be moved to a particular area of the grid to allow it to pass through safely without any of the other blocks preventing its escape route. The other blocks are of various shapes and sizes that require a little thought as you manoeuvre them around the grid. Some will be little tiddlers that offer little resistance, however others will feature a sticking out edge that will drive you to near insanity as your key red block refuses to pass this obscure point.