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Rooks Revenge Information
Current released version: 1.0 - 1st September, 2002
Current release expires: never
Feedback to: Iain Moore (
Game Info:
Recent update headlines: First Release!

Copyright (c) 2001,2002 Astraware Ltd, 2000,2001,2002 ASAP Games.
All rights reserved.


Its chess... with a difference!

No more taking turns. No more sighing as you wait for the other player to think... Rook's Revenge has you making moves as fast as you can manage - and in this game, its survival of the fastest as you play chess in real time!

Rooks Revenge Features:

How To Install

Use an extractor program such as WinZip on the PC or Stuffit Expander on the Mac to get at the Rooks Revenge files. Install the game by double-clicking the prc file.

Use the HotSync button as usual to install the game onto your handheld.

Now run Rooks Revenge and tap the screen to play the game!

If you've got any queries about Rooks Revenge or the registration process, first check out our frequently asked questions page on our website (you must be connected to the internet to access this). If this doesn't help, get in touch with us at If you've got any questions (or suggestions, we love those) about the game itself, please get in touch with us at the email address at the top of this page.


Try to kill your opponent's king using standard chess moves!

Wear down his defences by going on fast attacks, and stay on the watch for sneak attacks by his pieces!

How To Play

  1. Selecting a difficulty setting: Select a difficulty setting on the title screen by tapping on the 'Easy' 'Med' or 'Hard' buttons.
  2. Moving Pieces: Tap on one of your pieces to select it then tap on or drag to the location you wish to move to
  3. Building Pieces: Select on of your empty starting locations with a tap then tap again to start building.

Game Hints

A few hints:

  • You do not take turns with your opponent. So you may move many pieces very quickly. Just remember that no piece can be moved twice in a row.
  • You can build any pieces appart from the King! Just remember that higher ranking pieces will take longer to build
  • If pieces collide in motion the higher ranking piece will win.
  • Any pawns that reach the end row will become queens
  • Attention serious chess players -- there are no castling or en passant moves allowed in Rooks Revenge.


If you downloaded the game straight from the internet, from Astraware's web pages, or from one of the popular Palm download sites, then your copy is in 'Demo' form. Demo means that you can play 10 games for free, and then decide whether to register it or not. After these games are up, the program will display a short message before each game. 

In Demo form, you can play 10 games of Rooks Revenge for free, as you decide whether you like it or not. After these games are up, the program will display a short message asking you to register or purchase a full version from a shop!

If you beam a demo to someone else, and they also like the game, then they can register it either by purchasing a copy from a local store, or by purchasing online.

Registering Online:

For those that like the speed and convenience of buying of the internet, when you register for the game, you'll get a key which will unlock the game and remain valid for future 1.x upgrades. Go to the web page at
for more details.

You'll need to know your HotSync ID which you can find by running Rooks Revenge, and going into the menu, and selecting the 'register' option. Your HotSync ID (or username) will be filled in for you below.

When you register, Astraware will generate a key based on your ID, which will normally be sent out by email within 48 hours of you registering. When you receive your key, go to the same register option, and enter the key into the space provided.

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You can find out about Astraware and the product range we have for the Palm-powered platform by visiting our website at
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Release Revision History!

Release 1.0 : 1st September, 2002

  • First Public Release!


If you've got suggestions about how to improve Astraware Rooks Revenge - or with reports of any problems you've had, then please contact us!

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  • Palm Game Programming: Iain Moore, David Oakley
  • Original ASAP Games Design and Programming: Ed Zobrist, Jeff Fort, Rob Smith, Iain Davies, Dave Eaton II
  • Palm Game Graphics: Stephen Thorley.
  • Original ASAP Game Graphics: Brian Collins, Scott Mcclellan, Tom Pickens.

Thanks also to the help of our dedicated beta testers during May to August 2002!


Astraware Ltd takes no responsibility for any adverse effect that this software could cause to your machine or the data on it: backup important data before using Rooks Revenge. Rooks Revenge is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. Rooks Revenge is licensed, not sold.

You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble this software.

Astraware’s and its suppliers’ entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at Astraware’s option, either (a) return of the price paid, if any, or (b) replacement of the product that does not meet the warranty and which is returned to Astraware with a copy of your receipt. This warranty is void if failure of the product has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication. Any replacement software product will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer. These remedies are not available without proof of purchase from an authorized source.

Written permission must be obtained before distribution of this game, either in demo form or full form, through any online or offline methods. 

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