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Chafitz Destiny Mega-4 GGM Great Game Machine (1981) Electronic Chess Computer

MEGA 4 GREAT GAME MACHINE (GGM)

The double-speed version of the Great Game Machine.

This was Applied Concepts version of the Modular Game System on which the Boris Sargon ran. The latest version the Destiny MEGA-4 GGM is very similar, but has a 4 MHz processor that is twice as fast as the original, and will run the STEINITZ-4 program module (not offered to me for testing) which supposed to be an upgrade of Morphy. The Great Game Machine Mega IV can also be used with optional program cartridges to play draughts (checkers), reversi (othello), blackjack (pontoon) and as a monitor for kriegspiel games between two human opponents.

The great drawback of this kind of system is that different games have different input/output requirements and to accommodate them, the MEGA-4 like its predecessors in non-sensory. It has an awkward membrane keyboard, an LCD display and an integral non-sensory chess set. This makes it a very expensive piece of obsolete hardware unless you are seriously interested in the other games it plays, and you can get specialist computers for most of those. Therefore I am surprised that such a machine should be launched in the highly ‘sensory’ market of 1983-1984 and I shall be surprised if it is not a commercial flop.

The MASTER CHESS TRIO concept is central to the Great Game Machine and MEGA-4. The idea of this is that you begin with a specialist openings module, the GRUENFELD EDITION, and when it signals ‘end of book’, the power switch is moved to ‘memory’, enabling the RAM in the computer to hold the position and game variables while the ROM cartridge is withdrawn and replaced by the ROM program, which plays the middle-game (either the Morphy or now the Steinitz Edition) and finally when the endgame stage is signalled, the process may be repeated and the specialist endgame program ROM, the CAPABLANCA EDITION inserted to complete the game.

Excerpt taken from “The New Chess Computer Book” by T. D. Harding - Pergamon Press 1985

So the question needs to be asked was the Destiny MEGA-4 GGM ever released? Where there any made at all? Most sources say no.

But here it is for you to enjoy the DESTINY MEGA-4 GREAT GAME MACHINE - 4 MHz

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1983

Steinitz-4 4 MHz

Chess Game Module

Chafitz Steinitz-4 4 MHz (1983) Electronic Chess Computer Game Module

1981

Gruenfeld

Chess Openings Module

Chafitz Gruenfeld (1981) Electronic Chess Computer Openings Module

1981

Gruenfeld-S

Chafitz Gruenfeld-S (1981)  Electronic Chess Computer Openings Module

Chess Openings Module

Chafitz Destiny Mega-4 GGM Great Game Machine (1981) Electronic Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Chafitz Destiny Mega-4 GGM Great Game Machine (1981)

Chafitz Destiny Mega-4 GGM Great Game Machine (1981) MEGA-4 Closed
Chafitz Destiny Mega-4 GGM Great Game Machine (1981) Chess Board
Chafitz Destiny Mega-4 GGM Great Game Machine (1981) Display & Controls

MEGA-4 Closed

Chess Board

Display & Controls

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MANUFACTURER

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Chafitz Inc. / Applied Concepts

Module Dependent

Module Depend

1981

$595.00

Module Depend

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

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Model #:

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My Serial #:

063627

Processor OEM

MOS Tech.

Processor:

6502

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

2 MHz

ROM:

8 KB

RAM:

2 KB

Battery Type:

Optional

Power Adapter:

10V 60Hz Class 2

Display:

LED 8 Pos 16 Seg

Board Type:

Non Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

8.1/2x8.1/2 in

15.3/4x8.3/4x2

Options Select:

Touch Control

Play Levels:

Game Module

Opening Book:

Game Module

Take Back:

Game Module

Position Setup:

Game Module

Position Verify:

Game Module

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

LED Display

Game Module

Solve Mate:

Game Module

Save Game:

Game Module

Ponder:

Game Module

Search Depth:

Game Module

Provide Hint:

Game Module

Teach Mode:

Game Module

Change Sides:

Game Module

Active Level:

TM Level:

Game Module

Infinite Level:

Game Module

Game Module

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1981

Morphy 4 Mhz

Chess Game Module

Chafitz Morphy 4 MHz (1981) Electronic Chess Computer Game Module

1981

Capablanca

Chafitz Capablanca (1981) Electronic Chess Computer Endgame Module

Chess Endgame Module

1981

Capablanca-S

Chafitz Capablanca-S (1981) Electronic Chess Computer Endgame Module

Chess Endgame Module

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