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Colossus Chess 4 (1986)
“Spectrum Colossus Chess 4” taken from Sinclair User issue 4, 1988

“Spectrum Colossus Chess 4” taken from Sinclair User issue 4, 1988

Colossus Chess 4 Spectrum 48/128/+2

Colossus is probably the most complete chess program available for any home computer, written using the very latest techniques. It has the widest range of true features available, including some before implemented.

Colossus also has a perfect understanding of all the rules of chess, including under-promotion, the fifty move rule and all draws by repetition. It can also handle all the standard mates, including King, Bishop and Knight versus King.

Colossus offers the choice between the usual two dimensional flat board display or the three dimensional real life board which allied to optional joystick control makes it clear and easy to use.

Excerpts taken from the “Sinclair Spectrum Colossus Chess 4” game guide.

“Spectrum Colossus Chess 4” taken from ZX Computing issue 10, 1986

“Spectrum Colossus Chess 4” taken from ZX Computing issue 10, 1986

“Spectrum Colossus Chess 4” taken from Your Sinclair issue 10, 1986

“Spectrum Colossus Chess 4” taken from Your Sinclair issue 10, 1986

Information

Spectrum 48K Colossus Chess 4 (1986)

Spectrum 48K Colossus Chess 4 (1986)

Cassette (front)

Spectrum 48K Colossus Chess 4 (1986) Cassette front

Chess Board

Spectrum 48K Colossus Chess 4 (1986) Chess Board

Game Instructions

Spectrum 48K Colossus Chess 4 (1986) Game Instructions

CDS Software

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

CDS Software

Martin Bryant

Year:

1986

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price:

£9.95

Language:

Assembly

Code/Data Size:

?

Media:

Cassette

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

Z80A

8 Bit

3.58 Mhz

24 KB

48 KB

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Keyboard or Joystick

Keyboard

6 Modes

3000+ Positions

Yes all moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes

Yes / No

Yes / No

Active Level:

Mode 1 or 2

Tournament Level:

Mode 2

Infinite Level:

Mode 5

Game Information

The Spacious Mind

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

2

2

0

0

100.0

1800

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Game Screenshots

Spectrum 48K Colossus Chess 4 (1986) Game Screen

Spectrum 48K Colossus Chess 4 (1986) Loading Screen

“Spectrum Colossus Chess 4” taken from ZX Computing issue 10, 1986

“Spectrum Colossus Chess 4” taken from ZX Computing issue 10, 1986

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