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General Category => Variant Reviews => Topic started by: ubersketch on March 14, 2018, 05:46:38 pm

Title: Uber Reviews: Ultima
Post by: ubersketch on March 14, 2018, 05:46:38 pm
Welcome to my first chess variant review. I'll be reviewing Ultima first.
You can read the rules here (http://"http://www.chessvariants.com/other.dir/ultima.html").
So this game is pretty fun actually, every piece has a different method of capture.
My favorite piece is the Chameleon, it mimics the capture method of it's target to capture it.
The pieces are very interesting and fun to play with.
I would say it's easier than Chess in my opinion.
However, there are problems.
You can easily avoid Long Leapers by clinging to the walls of the board which is a strategy I use.
Secondly, the Pincer Pawns are pretty useless due to their capture method.
8/10