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Chess Puzzles

by Fantom Apps
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Price: $1.99
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Product Details

  • ASIN: B005WLCTOM
  • Release Date: October 17, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,016 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Play a mind-blogging puzzle game on your Android device
  • Choose from 2 challenging game modes
  • Solve 100 different puzzles and collect achievements along the way

Product Description

Enjoy a challenging chess puzzle game with the Chess Puzzles app. Chess Puzzles is a mind-blogging puzzle for your Android device. Choose from two game modes: Mate in One and Mate in Two. Challenge yourself with 100 different puzzles. Hit the Play Solution button if you can't solve the puzzle.

Give Chess Puzzles a try and collect achievements along the way to show how smart you are.

Technical Details

  • Size: 740.3KB
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Developed By: Fantom Apps
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 10 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
58 of 65 people found the following review helpful
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Besides requiring Abobe Air, and the other problems people have pointed out, the thing I found most irritating is that there are often several solutions but only one is accepted. What's the point of that? Lazy programming? For example (I'll avoid really transparent spoilers), in Mate in Two, game 5, there are two choices for the same piece in the second move. Each of them is checkmate. But when you mate with the move the author didn't expect, you get "Sorry, try again." Huh? It's Mate, mate, what are you thinking? Is this a lottery and I picked the wrong number?

Even more annoying is Mate in Two, game 6. There are 8 equivalent variants of the "correct" first move. All 8 work fine, and accomplish the same thing, but only 1 is "correct". So it's trial and error until you stumble on the "correct" one (or you can have it show you the solution). Really. Worse yet, there's a much more satisfying (at least I thought so) solution that takes an entirely different direction, but "Sorry, try again."

I quit after game 6, and uninstalled (along with the Abode Air). Really, people have said this is good for beginners. I fail to see how.
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88 of 107 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Better chess puzzle games out there January 12, 2013
By Keith
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First thing after you have already downloaded and installed this, it then asks if you want to install Adobe Air. Yet another thing that will keep running in the background, and makes this program much bigger then it needs to be.

This only has mate in one or two moves. I assume you want to do them for fun and to become better at chess. Then why not get an app that is designed to improve your chess game, and has puzzles, and has many more puzzles and has many more difficulty levels. In fact you can find them in the Google play store by searching for chess puzzles or chess logic. Oh, and they are free.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very challenging and flawed. January 12, 2013
By Curtis
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The checkmate in one move mode is too easy. The checkmate in two moves is more challenging but has several flawed solutions. I would be very disappointed if I had paid to this app.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars author should learn to play chess January 12, 2013
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Several of the mate in one solutions are just plain wrong. I did not go any further, as the author apparently does not know how to play chess, or does and is just sloppy.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars fail of a app January 12, 2013
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although this app shows few glitches it has far to many impossible game scenarios the biggest being check in one number 55 it is impossible for that scenario to exist in a game of chess and further more there are far too many problems trying to deselect prices or other possible checkmates that the game will not accept. this would seem fun to some but I am an advanced chess player and cannot stand this app.
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16 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars requires adobe air January 12, 2013
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Was going to give it a try for free app of the day but requires adobe air which is a huge file on my 16gb android. Not worth the storage cost . I deleted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Better alternatives out there! January 14, 2013
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I downloaded this app just to see if it is any better than most other chess app or games that is out there but I am sorry to say it is not worth the money. Besides needing Adobe Air and program running the background makes this a resource hog and not worth the hassle. I would have kept this Chess puzzle if the game-play would have been better but it fails in that area also.

For free you can download Chess Free why pay $1.99 for this?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars My S-III wont always January 13, 2013
Recognize the amazon appstore so I could not get this on Saturday WHEN IT WAS FREE. I meant to download it from my home computer but forgot. D@%* I don't know why it keeps saying to download the appstore when I already have it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars BORING with a capital B!!!!!!!!!!
don't pay any attention to my rating, there is supposed to be NO stars filled in. it didn't even let me move any of the horses. sorry, i don't really play chess. Read more
Published 1 month ago by I LOVE this app!!!!!!!
3.0 out of 5 stars Guess it's ok
I bought this and put in on my Kindle for my husband. I thought he would like it, I can't play chess. Not sure if he even played it. If you like chess you will probably like it.
Published 9 months ago by K. L. R.
4.0 out of 5 stars A great set of puzzles
I've always liked chess, but it hasn't always like me- I get beat a lot. Well this game here shows you how to seal the deal, especially the two moves scenario, although I've seen a... Read more
Published 11 months ago by kindle guy
3.0 out of 5 stars chess
the great game of the world, I just got bored with it. the game in itself was good, the graphics and play area was good.
Published 13 months ago by Daniel G. DeLano
4.0 out of 5 stars Chess Problems
Very good game of solving chess problems.
Educational and entertaining.
A very fine way to learn the game of chess.
Published 14 months ago by Giff
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't like it
These aren't exactly finding a way to check-mate in one or two moves, these are finding the exact way the game wants you to check-mate in one or two moves. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Laura Benedict
1.0 out of 5 stars Kinda boring
Kinda boring game.
Same stuff over and over and over and over.
8 more words required 8 more words required
Published 15 months ago by qskapunk
1.0 out of 5 stars Deleted immediately
Horrible app, doesn't do much. Needs more tweaks and updates before downloading again. I wouldn't use it now though, or buy it.
Published 15 months ago by Joshua J. Flores
1.0 out of 5 stars No
Waste of time, the product has limited access and very little to entice the customer. I would not recommend this app.
Published 15 months ago by Jesse Bustamante
3.0 out of 5 stars Ran out of puzzles.
It's not very challenging. All the puzzles available can be defeated by even a mediocre player such as myself quickly.
Published 15 months ago by mmm
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