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The Chessmaster (SNES)

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Title Screen

The Chessmaster

Developer: Eastridge Technology[1]
Publishers: Mindscape (US/EU), Altron (JP)
Platform: SNES
Released in JP: February 17, 1995
Released in US: September 1991
Released in EU: December 1993

RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

A port of the computer game of the same name, notable for being the very first Western developed SNES title.

Regional Differences


A separate screen with the Altron logo was added in the Japanese version.

USA Europe Japan
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The copyright text was updated for the European version. The Japanese version completely removes the "Licensed by Nintendo" text.

USA/Europe Japan

The title music was slightly changed and extended.

In the American and European versions, you have to wait a few seconds before you can press start to start the game. In the Japanese version, you can instantly press start to start the game.

USA/Europe Japan

The Japanese version of this unused music is completely different.