”I knew Mattel Electronics Computer Chess” was a remarkable game. In fact, I was so confident it was one of the best electronic chess games, I encouraged Mattel Electronics to challenge their leading competitor Fidelity Electronics Sensory Chess Challenger’ “8”, to a match. And as it turned out, my expectations were well founded. In more than 100 games, Mattel Electronics’ Computer Chess beat Fidelity’s game 62% of the time (Games were played at highest regular game level for each).
“Computer Chess was programmed by International Chess Master Julio Kaplan, resulting in a game that plays more like a real person than a machine.
“It’s portable and pocket sized, and has no separate pieces to lose. Both the chessboard and the pieces are represented by a large easy-to-read liquid crystal display. And the game’s three playing modes provide a variety of game play for the newcomer as well as the experienced player.
“If chess is your game, I highly recommend you make your next move to Mattel Electronics Computer Chess. But don’t just take my word for it, compare for yourself. Once you do, I think you’ll choose Computer Chess. The game that checkmates the leading competitor.”
Excerpt taken from a “Mattel Computer Chess” Ad. witten in 1981 by U. S. National Master Bruce Pandolfini as endorsement to “Mattel Computer Chess”.