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Mephisto Roma II (1989)

MEPHISTO Roma II is a reduced price version of Roma 68000. The program is written by Richard Lang. The Roma program was Richard Lang’s 3 rd consecutive World Microcomputer Championship while working for Mephisto, winning the 1997 Tournament which was held in Rome, Italy.

Roma II has a 68000 16 bit processor. The only difference between Roma II and the Roma 68000 version that was originally launched in 1987 is the CPU speed. Roma II runs at 10 MHz while the original 68000 ran at 12 MHz.

The approximate ELO rating is 2180 USCF..

“Mephisto Roma II chess game module playing inside a Mephisto Muenchen Auto-Sensory Board.

“Mephisto Roma II chess game module playing inside a Mephisto Muenchen Auto-Sensory Board.

Mephisto Risc II Module board compatibility

Board Name

Board Type

Compatible

Bavaria

Hardwood table top

no

Exclusive

Hardwood table top

yes

Mirage

Plastic table top

no

Mobil with built-in Display

Plastic travel

yes

Mobil no Display

Plastic travel

yes

Modular

Metal/Plastic table top

yes

Muenchen

Hardwood table top

yes

Information

Mephisto Roma II (1989)

Technical Specifications

Mephisto Roma II (1989)

Manufacturer

Programmer

Hegener + Glaser

Richard Lang

Year:

1989

Manufacturer ELO

?

Original Price

-

Wiki ELO:

2227

Model #:

-

My Serial #:

0785826

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

68000

16 Bit

10 Mhz

64 KB

16 KB

Battery Operated:

N/A

Adapter Option:

5V DC 250 mA

Display Type:

4 pos. 7 segment LCD Display

Board Type:

Requires Mephisto Modular Series

Board Size:

N/A

Overall Size:

3.3/4” x 7.5/8” x 3/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Auto Sensory

Push Buttons

Infinite Playing Levels

40,000 Half Moves (Ply)

Complete Game

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 12

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

30 Seconds

Tournament Level:

2hrs/40

Infinite Level:

Analyse

Show Module

18 Key Game Controls

1987 World Champion

Game Information

Mephisto Roma II (1989) Show Module

Mephisto Roma II (1989) 18 Key Game Controls

Mephisto Roma II (1989) 1987 World Champion

1987 World Microcomputer Chess Championship program inside!

Schachcomputer.Info

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Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

248

103

56

89

52.8

2241

22

9

5

8

52.27

2196

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

251

74

96

81

48.6

2255

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

18 Key Game Module with 68000 16 Bit Processor inside

Display Module

Mephisto Roma II (1989) 18 Key Game Module with 68000 16 Bit  Processor inside

Mephisto Roma II (1989) Display Module

Top View of Mephisto Roma II inside Modular Chess Board

Mephisto Roma II (1989) Top View of Mephisto Roma II  inside Modular Chess Board

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