IVAN II THE CONQUEROR....... “I WILL DESTROY YOU!” Computerized chess game that TALKS TO YOU!
Hear swords clang, horses gallop, men march, and the drums pound. These are only some of the many sound effects of IVAN II’s call to chess battle. In one mood, IVAN will taunt, insult and even threaten you. But as a teacher, he’s a powerful and patient mentor, a comrade in arms.
Are you ready for the challenge?
- Large Vocabulary, and spoken words also scroll across display.
- 136 adjustable strength levels, 120 for play and 16 for analysis.
- Teaching mode and opening book trainer.
- Sound can be turned on or off.
- Powerful Programming - Capable of beating more than 99% of all players (2000 Rating)
- Excellent challenge for even the most advanced players. Adjustable levels make IVAN great for beginners too!
Excerpts taken from the Excalibur “Ivan II the Conqueror” Box back and front cover.
REPEAT KEY..... If you did not see where IVAN moved, use this key (before any other) to hear the move announcement. Also this key usually repeats the last phrase said.
RATING KEY..... IVAN rates your Play! Use this key to view your current rating. You must turn the RATE Option On, and play a Tournament or Sudden Death level to have your rating change.
INFO: ..... When turned on, this option will display the score. depth of search (number of moves IVAN is “thinking ahead”), and best move it is considering playing. These will be displayed while the computer is thinking at its higher levels.
TOUCH: ..... Use this option to play without the plastic pieces, viewing only the display. When you play with this option ON, the display will show you IVAN’s move, signaling the FROM and TO squares several times to make it clear, but you will not have to register his move. In this mode, the large playing board acts as a touch screen so that you can input your moves by pressing FROM and TO squares with your finger.
REMARKS ABOUT IVAN..... IVAN says things based on a number of factors. Some factors are time, a winning or losing score, a training position, or level setting to name a few. Try removing IVAN’s queen from the chess board..... If IVAN gives you a hard time when you ask for a hint or try to change sides, press the key again, and IVAN will comply.
Excerpts taken from the Excalibur “Ivan II the Conqueror” User Manual.