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Game #1453
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Cyrus    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Strategy   Board - Western

Rating: 6.68 (38 votes)

Cyrus box cover

Cyrus screenshot
One of the world's first chess games designed for experts, Cyrus is also unfortunately one of the least known due to limited distribution. Which is a shame, because the game not only sports one of the best chess engines of its time, but also is one of the most playable. The game can be played from a novel isometric 3D perspective, and you can rotate the board in any direction. A traditional 2D overhead view is also available, although it looks very primitive compared to the isometric mode. You can turn the clock on or off, engage analysis mode, examine a game, or watch the computer play itself. The game has 16 (!) difficulty levels, although it takes such an excruciatingly long time to move in levels above 5 that you might as well stick with the lower levels, which already present enough challenge for an average chess player. Overall, Cyrus is an excellent chess program from a specialized chess software company (now defunct) that deserves a second chance. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Intelligent Chess Software
Publisher: Intelligent Chess Software
Year: 1985
Software Copyright: Intelligent Chess Software
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Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Battle Chess 2: Chinese Chess, Intelligent Strategy Games 10, TrianGO

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