Was it feeling a little like youâ€™d seen all that Match-3 puzzling could offer? Chesster hopes to change that viewpoint by combining Match-3 with a board full of chess pieces.
From Surprise Attack Games, the makers of last yearâ€™s puzzle hit, Fort Meow, Chesster is set for release on March 17. The game has you creating rows or columns of matching pieces to score points. So far, so Match-3, right? The trick here is that pieces move the same way as they do in chess, meaning you have to plan more carefully, rather than simply move adjoining pieces.
Youâ€™ll be able to move three pieces each turn, with victory coming down to being able to think many moves in advance. It sounds like it could be a real recipe for success, potentially revitalizing the genre.
Weâ€™ll know more when it comes out on the App Store next week.