Dexter's Laboratory: Chess Challenge

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Dexter's Laboratory: Chess Challenge
Dexter Chess Challenge.jpg
Developer(s) Virtucraft Studios
Publisher(s) BAM! Entertainment
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
  • NA October 29, 2002
Genre(s) Board game
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cartridge

Dexter's Laboratory: Chess Challenge is a board game-style video game developed by Virtucraft and published by BAM! Entertainment for the Game Boy Advance. The game is based on the Cartoon Network animated series Dexter's Laboratory as well as the game Battle Chess. It was released in North America on October 29, 2002, alongside The Powerpuff Girls: Him and Seek.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

The player uses one of four chess sets (Dexter's, Dee Dee's, Mandark's, or Major Glory's) featuring Dexter's Laboratory-themed pieces in the traditional game of chess. Piece captures are accompanied by animated scenes depicting the defeat of the captured piece. There is also a puzzle mode, which when completed unlocks the hardest game difficulty.

A versus mode allows two players to swap a single Game Boy Advance back and forth or play against each other on two separate Game Boy Advances with two copies of the game. The game's difficulty is geared towards younger players.

Reception[edit]

Joel Santo Domingo of PCMag.com gave the game a 3/5 "good" rating, calling it "basically the same novelty" as Battle Chess.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BAM! Entertainment Expands Its Cartoon Network(TM) Portfolio". PR Newswire (United Business Media). November 6, 2002. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  2. ^ Santo Domingo, Joel (January 9, 2003). "Dexter's Laboratory: Chess Challenge Review & Rating". PC Magazine. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 2012-11-30.