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Dexter's Laboratory: Chess Challenge
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"Dexter, boy genius!"
Genre(s): Board game
Platform(s): Game Boy Advance
Release: NA: October 29, 2002
Developer(s): Virtucraft
Publisher(s): BAM! Entertainment
Series: Dexter's Laboratory
Predecessor: Dexter's Laboratory: Deesaster Strikes!
Successor: Dexter's Laboratory: Mandark's Lab?

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.

Bad Qualities

  1. This game is unintentionally difficult despite being marketed towards children.
  2. Very bland gameplay music. In fact, the music repeats itself as it's looping throughout the game.
  3. The AI is pretty unfair, even when you select easy mode.
  4. Poorly rendered and scratchy voice acting due to the evidence of the voice acting being recycled from the television show.
  5. The VS and main menu screens use Dexter's Laboratory stock images, resulting in them being blurry and horribly out of place.
  6. Awfully slow animated cutscenes which look like they were made in Microsoft Paint.
  7. Bad sound effects.
  8. Poor graphics and sprites, especially for a Game Boy Advance game released in 2002.
  9. The characters never shut up. They often keep saying pointless stuff like "Ha ha. I have your queen!", or "Check!" after a chess piece is defeated.
  10. It just gets so boring after a while, that it makes a generic chess match look like a treasure trope in comparison.
    • Also, to add insult to injury, the game feels quite unfinished as it was released in the conditions that it was in.

Good Qualities

  1. Decent replay value. You even get to unlock the hardest game difficulty after you complete puzzle mode!

Reception

Dexter's Laboratory: Chess Challenge has received mixed reviews.

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