Knight’s Tour: Chess Puzzler with a Twist

Knight’s Tour: Chess Puzzler with a Twist
Knight's Tour: Chess Puzzler with a Twist

Knight’s Tour is a unique spin on Chess games. It focuses only on the Knight with it’s “L” shape moves. The goal is to collect all coins on the board while avoiding fiendish pitfalls. You’ll encounter numerous obstacles, fight chess-piece enemies, unlock achievements and new characters, use power-ups and all set in a beautiful world above-the-clouds. Play Knight’s Tour on phone, tablet or PC via BlueStacks and let’s get into the review!

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Learn Chess strategies with interesting twists!
  • Unlock power-ups, over 100 levels, achievements to collect, plus a mini game!

Cons:

  • Minor: frustratingly challenging.

In Knight’s Tour the objective is to collect all coins flawlessly. Doing so earns max of three stars- which are needed to unlock new levels. Though there are many obstacles introduced over many exciting levels. To learn how to play you must know the progressing rules:

Moving

Knights Tour Chess Puzzle - Moving

There are hints to move illustrated as green targets. In moving the Knight’s signature “L” shape you can land on green cells, which break and you can no longer use it if you step on it twice. The stone doesn’t break. If you step on small spikes you will lose coins (one coin per spike), step on a large spike and lose the round.

Power-ups

Knights Tour Chess Puzzle - Power-ups

At level 7 you unlock special power-ups. You can complete all levels without any bonuses (except this “extended level”). But with them, it’s much easier! With the Queen bonus the Knight becomes a Queen and is able to move any number of squares vertically, horizontally or diagonally. With the Wizard bonus the Knight can turn broken cells back to normal and remove spikes. With the Health Bottle bonus it heals the Knight and restores one heart.

Enemies

The King is an enemy, you can beat him. The King moves in any direction but limited to one move. The Bishop is another enemy. The Bishop moves diagonally in any number of spaces. Get tramped by these and the level is over. The Rook moves straight in any number of spaces… and so on. It’s important to stay a few moves ahead!

Watch Quick Walk-through Video

It’s a puzzle game centered around the Chess universe. Meaning, you must think several moves ahead before taking your first move. It can become frustratingly challenging- causing you to restart the level many times. Though I’ve found creative thinking helps you solve the puzzler. To break up the monotony a bit there is a Tic Tac Toe mini game you can play against the PC, costumes to unlock and collect various achievements. Here’s feedback from fellow gamers as well:

“Good idea for a simple time killing game, requires a little strategy as you go along and the area is bigger like chess you got to plan a head a few moves to avoid dangers in game.”

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Here’s more feedback from fellow gamer regarding Knight’s Tour and how an enticing demo can result in a purchase…

“Great game. Challenging. Fun way to learn to play Chess. Keeps you on your toes with new enemies as you advance. Might buy the ad free version.”

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BlueStacks Rating

Rating: 4.3/5

Should you download Knight’s Tour? Yes! It’s a tricky game to master. Using Chess tactics it teaches you to be a better player as levels and obstacles increase in difficulty. If you’re apart of BlueStacks Game Testers Community you can get the full version free. BlueStacks is the best way to play Knight’s Tour on PC… download now!

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