- Follow the Leader: Apart from Licensed Games (Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Chess Wars, Star Wars Chess), many years later there was Battle vs. Chess, a copy so blatant Interplay sued and prevented an US release.
- Nightmare Fuel: The fact that the Rook turns into a monster when it moves and attacks an enemy piece. It also doesn't help that it eats a queen when it captures one.
- What an Idiot!: When a Rook captures a Pawn, the Pawn drops his spear and surrenders, only for the Rook to smash him into the ground.
YMMV / Battle Chess