What's New

* fixed leaderboard submission for Highest Level Reached
* new app icon courtesy of John Grider (http://brokencrow.com/)
* updated default graphics and one or two other minor changes

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If you like ActionChess, please consider supporting me by purchasing my latest game, Oppo-Citrus. Thanks!
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App Description

ActionChess is an exciting action puzzle game mashup that crosses two of the greatest games of all time: Chess and Tetris!

There are several modes to play and unlock. Arcade Mode and Timed Mode are available to start out with, but as you progress you'll gain the ability to play in Specific Piece Mode, where you play with just the Rooks, Pawns, Knights, Bishops, Queens, or even the entire set at random. Each of these feel like an entirely different action puzzle game.

Instructions: Move any of the pieces on the gameboard as you would move the piece in standard chess. Simply drag the piece you want to move onto the piece you want to capture, black or white it makes no difference. You must make a capture, however, in order to move the piece.

Of course you score points for each capture, but if you make a row of all black or all white pieces, the whole row is removed and scored! New pieces show up at the bottom of the screen, and if you let one reach the top, that's game over. If you're doing so well that you run out of pieces on the board, there is an up arrow in the bottom right corner of the screen that will push another row of pieces out onto the board.

** Features **
Over Nine Game Modes
Unlock the ability to play with the pieces you want!
Named High Scores
Game Statistics
In-Game help text
Automatic Game Save

** Future Plans **
...more game modes!
...more unlockables!
...more statistics!

You can view a demo of the game on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIWOJN6D0ag

Please leave feedback for the game at http://chesstris.com/

Also please consider downloading my latest game in the app store: Oppo-Citrus

iPhone Screenshots

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ActionChess screenshot 1 ActionChess screenshot 2 ActionChess screenshot 3 ActionChess screenshot 4 ActionChess screenshot 5

App Changes

  • June 25, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • November 28, 2012 New version 1.5
  • November 28, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
  • December 09, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • December 15, 2012 New version 1.6
  • March 19, 2013 New version 1.7

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