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Novag Jasper Special (1998)
“NOVAG JASPER SPECIAL”

“NOVAG JASPER SPECIAL”

Picture taken from the Novag Jasper Special Computer.

MAIN NOVAG JASPER SPECIAL GAME CHARACTERISTICS

      • Knows castling, en passant and pawn promotion/underpromotion.
      • Total of 679 level settings to choose from. These 679 level settings are divided into 2 groups of 56 levels including 5 built-in Teach Mode levels and 7 Solve Mate levels (2 x 56 + (2 x 56 x 5) +7 = 679).
      • Training Key - this training function is to help novice players.
      • Hint Key - The computer can suggest moves if you are not sure how to continue your game, which is a great tutoring feature.
      • Take Back Move key - You may take back the last 32 half moves, this enables you to rectify an earlier mistake or to play a different strategy.
      • Verify a Position key - to verify that your board position is correct.
      • Setting up a position key - this mode allows you to create board positions for experimentation or practice.
      • MEMORY - the NOVAG JASPER SPECIAL has a long term memory and will retain the last board position.
      • Playing Styles - if you choose skill level GROUP 1 your NOVAG JASPER SPECIAL chess computer will follow a more balanced playing role. Its game will be position bound and the computer will not make risky moves. In other words the computer always searches to its maximum ability to find the best move, whereas in GROUP 2 level setting your NOVAG JASPER SPECIAL chess computer will follow a more random or human like playing style and tends to make strategical mistakes. Its play will be more aggressive and the computer deliberately makes alternative moves which are not the absolute best of its search. This playing style offers interesting game variations and will challenge your chess skills.

Excerpts taken from the NOVAG Jasper Special User Manual.

Information

Novag Jasper Special (1998)

Novag Jasper Special (1998)

Computer Back

Novag Jasper Special (1998) Computer Back

Model: 38711

Novag Jasper Special (1998) Model: 38711

User Manual

Novag Jasper Special (1998) User Manual

679 Possible Level Setting Combinations!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David Kittinger

Year:

1998

Manufacturer ELO

1750 USCF

Original Price

$159.95

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

38711

My Serial #:

411144

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

Single Chip

8 Bit

8 MHz

4 KB

768 Byte

Battery Operated:

4 x AAA

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

LCD 4 positions 7 segments

Board Type:

External Board

Board Size:

N/A

Overall Size:

2.1/4” x 3.7/8” x 3/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Buttons

Push Buttons

112

No Book

32 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / No

Mate-in-7

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

L1C5/L2C5

Tournament Level:

L1D2/L2D2

Infinite Level:

L1F8/L2F8

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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