MASTERCHESS has been designed to be a no-frills chess playing program of advanced ability which is easy to use. Special emphasis has been placed on providing facilities useful to those wishing to improve their game as well as just pass a pleasant hour or three.
To this end it is possible to review an entire game, step-by-step, or rearrange the pieces to make a point, or even build-up a position starting with a blank board. Handy for solving chess problems, or practicing your end game!
Early in the development of MASTERCHESS, the 3-D, or perspective, view of the chess board was investigated and discarded. It is difficult to use on-screen and wastes a large amount of memory. The savings have gone into strengthening the computer opponent.
Excerpts taken for the “MASTERCHESS” User Manual.
Mastertronic was a British Software publisher renowned for selling budget software normally selling at ¬£1.99 for cassette games and ¬£2.99 for disk games.
MASTERCHESS has to be one the weakest chess software ever produced and sold commercially.