Sargon II (Apple II, Cassette ) Hayden Software - 1979 USA, Canada Release

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Sargon II
Packaging cover Sargon II.
Product ID HAYDE0014
Manufacturer # 03404
Platform(s) Apple II
Packaging Plastic Bag
Media Cassette
Copyright date 1979
Publisher(s) Hayden Software
Developer(s) Dan Spracklen
Kathe Spracklen
Category(s) Entertainment, Traditional, Chess
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

The best microcomputer chess game!

Here's the program, the best of the micros, that came in third against the big machines (mainframes and maxis) at the 9th North American Computer Chess Championship! "Buy this program when it becomes available... unequaled in the end game..." Personal Computing, July 1979.

Sargon II is able to push passed pawns toward queening, play a strong end game, and range in deep play levels at end game without user direction. The computer displays the levels of play at which it is thinking, and also shows the move it is currently thinking of making. And by a flashing asterisk, it shows that the computer is thinking and has not accidentally hung up. The computer will keep changing the move shown until its final choice is made.

Sargon II has seven levels of play, and levels 0-3 play in tournament time. It has a randomized opening book for all seven levels of play through 3 moves. When setting up the board, the user can scan up and down, left and right. And finally, for those players who may need help, a special hint mode is included at all levels of play but 0 that will suggest a good but not necessarily the best move you can make. When you consider the features and play capabilities of Sargon II, it's easy to see why it's the Champ of Champs. Don't settle for anything less!

System Requirements

Apple II
Required RAM 24K

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