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Death Chess 5000 (1984)
“Death Chess 5000” advertisement

“Death Chess 5000” advertisement

You thought that chess was a civilized, relaxing game but “what’s this?” I hear you cry. “Death Chess 5000” is nothing of the sort. You may think that this appears to be like any other chess, but wait, ‘what’s going on?” your trying to take a piece and look, the screen has changed.

You’re on a battlefield, bombs are being dropped from a helicopter ‘slow down or you’ll get hit’ .... ‘quick into the city where you’ll be safe’. All that just to take a pawn. It’s getting more difficult to take pieces now, your queen has been lost in a space battle and you only just managed to climb a castle under the falling barrels to take a rook.

You can see now why it’s no ordinary chess game!

Once the game has loaded you are given two options. Ordinary Chess or Death Chess 5000.

Excerpts taken from the Death Chess 5000 game guide.

“Death Chess 5000” computer loading screen.

“Death Chess 5000” computer loading screen.

“Death Chess 5000” review in Crash issue 7

“Death Chess 5000” review in Crash issue 7

Information

Spectrum 48K Death Chess 5000 (1984)

Spectrum 48K Death Chess 5000 (1984)

Cassette (front)

Spectrum 48K Death Chess 5000 (1984) Cassette (front)

Load Instructions

Spectrum 48K Death Chess 5000 (1984) Load Instructions

Game Instructions

Spectrum 48K Death Chess 5000 (1984) Game Instructions

Artic Computing Ltd.

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Artic Computing Ltd.

Anthony Adam

Year:

1984

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price:

£6.95

Language:

Assembly

Code/Data Size:

21030 Bytes

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

Keyboard

7

Yes

No - use position setup

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / No

No/No

Yes

Yes / No

Yes / No

Active Level:

2

Tournament Level:

3

Infinite Level:

6

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

1400

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Game Screenshots

Spectrum 48K Death Chess 5000 (1984) Chess Game Screenshot

Spectrum 48K Death Chess 5000 (1984) Chess Board Screenshot

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