Chess is a game all about strategy. But what if you took that and merged it, evolved it, into something else. into a puzzle game. You would end up with Sokochess.
A game with strategy built into its core. Sokochess requires you to get the opposing pieces into the spaces set aside for them without putting your pieces in positions to get them killed. Much like regular chess you can sacrifice your pieces to reach your ultimate goal but be careful. If you lose all of your team them you’ve lost.
Now knowing how to play chess will help you greatly in this game. Each piece moves just like it would on a chess board. For example, the above image showcases the bishop’s movement in this game. Only being able to move diagonally means that it can manage in this strange map.
While some of the levels might seem easy upon first glass, it doesn’t take long to get stumped. It’s easy to back pieces into corners where you can’t work with them at all leaving you with no option but to restart the level. It took me a few attempts to get past this one.
All in all this game was rather entertaining. It was a unique new adventure and I couldn’t think of anything to directly compare it to, which is a nice change. The biggest fault I would give it is that fact that there isn’t a mobile version. It’s something I could easily see myself playing on the phone anywhere that I needed to kill a few minutes. I don’t see myself returning to it on the computer unfortunately though.
Thank you to Daisy Games for providing TimeWasters with a review code for this game.