The Bobby Fischer of chess apps - undoubtedly the best, but also very expensive.
Shredder Chess Review
by on July 5, 2011
The Android Market is loaded with free chess sims that you can download, so why splash a fiver on this one? Well for a start, Shredder is the 12 time World Computer Chess Programme Champion and not some wet behind the ears n00b. How’s about that?
As good as it may be, it isn’t one to just brag and hand your rear-end to you and leave you laying in a ditch, it wants to nurture you into a grandmaster. There’s an adjustable playing standard that learns from your performance to match you against a computer player of relatively equal standing.
You can also learn a lot about the game, by solving computer puzzles to find the best move, which just proved how little we knew.
Moving isn’t always easy, with the drag and drop method often landing us in strife. It’s a good job however that there’s a ‘take back’ option whenever Shredder reckons you’ve messed up, although we used the ‘yeah mate, the touchscreen made me do that’ excuse a little too often.
At 7.22mb, it doesn’t do too much damage to your phone’s memory or battery either.
Playing against the computer is fun, but for this money there needs to be an option to play against others online. For playing against Android though, it’s the best sim on the Market.
Compatible with: Android 1.5 and above.
Download this app: Shredder Chess for Android
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