In comparison to the iOS version it's lame. Awful implementation hopefully you don't get a chance to see what a great job they did on the iOS version and what a hack job the slapped onto the Android platform.
This game has potential. There must have been a couple of dozen ways to adjust playing strength. The sliding adjuster is virtually imposible to control with any precision. Also, when playing out a tactics variation, if you allow the screen to rotate, you lose all the moves & have to start all over.
needs chess engines like Stockfish, Komodo, Houdini etc... it is the highest paid chess app but it is behind the competition! it needs GUI overhaul and ability to add chess engines and conduct chess engine tournament!!! only then I will give it 5 stars!!!!!! thank you in advance!
Promising, but needs work This could easily be the best Android chess app, but at present it needs polishing. The UI desperately needs to be overhauled and modernised, and many needed features should be added. Examples include auto-save, fine-grained time controls and pause clocks option, full move list in game with random access, and extra info like the opening name/code, more detailed statistics, etc. Full game analysis would also be great.
Excellent puzzles The engine is uncannily quick. The app starts up immediately, works offline, and the tactics section is a goldmine of puzzles, which you can not only solve, but play against the computer. The setup position feature, though, is very clumsy. It's impossible to tell whether you're setting up a board facing white or black (it changes based on recent activity). Otherwise, a great app.
Great AI and rating system I've found the AI to be almost perfectly adaptive, always seemingly keeping pace and providing to be a tough but well matched opponent as my skill level gradually increases. I would however love to see the rating system utilised in a pvp matchmaker style gaming mode.
* fixes a crash on Android 5 (Lollipop)