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Atari Chess (1986)

For Atari 400/800/800XL/1200XL

CHESS - A CLASSIC GAME

This version of Computer CHESS doesn’t claim to be the ultimate challenge for World Masters.. it is, however, a medium level game, a considerable challenge for those of us that play chess for fun, or those that wish to improve their chess game, it is not designed to teach chess.

Look out Champs! Here come the ATARI Home Computer chess masters! Instant Load, plug-in program cartridge. Complete with instruction booklet. Joystick controller required.

Excerpts taken from an “ATARI CHESS” instruction booklet.

Notes:

  • Instruction booklet states Level 1 for 30 seconds per move, this seems to be wrong Level 3 seems to be more appropriate.
  • Computer Chess (1979) is the same program.
“Computer Chess (1979)” is the same program.  Advert taken from an ATARI catalog.

“Computer Chess (1979)” is the same program. Advert taken from an ATARI catalog.

Information

Atari 400/800/800XL/1200XL Atari Chess (1986)

Atari 400/800/800XL/1200XL Atari Chess (1986)

Cassette Case

Atari 400/800/800XL/1200XL Atari Chess (1986) Cassette Case

Cassette

Atari 400/800/800XL/1200XL Atari Chess (1986) Cassette

Instructions

Atari 400/800/800XL/1200XL Atari Chess (1986) Instructions

Chess Game Cassette

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Atarisoft

Bob Whitehead & Larry Wagner

Year:

1986

Manufacturer ELO

?

Original Price:

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Language:

Assembly

Code/Data Size:

?

Media:

Cassette

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

MOS 6502C

8 Bit

1.79 Mhz (NTSC)

24 KB

64 KB

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Joystick

Function Keys

8

Yes

No

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / No

No / No

No

No / No

No / No

Active Level:

Level 1 (Level 3)

Tournament Level:

Level 4

Infinite Level:

Level 7 - 10 Hours

Game Information

The Spacious Mind

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Game Screenshots

Atari 800XL Atari Chess (1986) Chess board Screen Shot

Atari 800XL Atari Chess (1986) Level 1 Close -up

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