Checkmate (Atari ST, 3 1/2" Disk) Interplay Productions - 1990 USA, Canada Release
|Media||3 1/2" Disk|
|Category(s)||Entertainment, Traditional, Chess|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
Description from the packaging.
The Final Word In Chess.
Checkmate is the most powerful and versatile chess program on the market with state-of-the-art graphics, a highly intuitive user interface, and the widest range of features found on any micro-computer chess program, many of which have never before been implemented on a personal computer. Checkmate's many features include:
- Infinite play levels in any of four separate modes.
- Select levels by time per move.
- Choose a different level during play.
- Special "easy" levels for beginners.
- World's strongest chess play (and weakest for beginners).
- Take back and replay move.
- Change sides anytime.
- See how Checkmate would play your move.
- Save/Load/Print Games.
- Replay entire game.
- Checkmate will predict your next more and then use your time to think.
- Play solo, face-to-face, or watch and learn as Checkmate plays against itself.
- Massive opening library of over 300,000 moves.
- Choose opening line by strength, popularity or randomness.
- Force particular opening line to be played.
- Select named Classical or Modern opening line.
- Checkmate recognizes and announces openings by name.
- Learns as it plays by adding strong opening moves to its library.
- Extend opening library by adding your own openings.
Easy to use
- Menu driven with intuitive hot keys.
- Simple move entry by mouse or keyboard.
- Unique intuitive move entry by single mouse click as Checkmate predicts your next move.
- 2D and 3D views.
- View the board from any direction.
- Rotate the board through any angle.
- Preferences file to save your selected options.
- Special information screen packed with:
- Chess clocks
- Move list
- Best line of play
- Current move
- Playing time for each move.
- Chess clocks
- Powerful "What If?" feature allows you to investigate Checkmate's thought process.
- Set drawn game desirability to give a playing style ranging from speculative to safe.
- Alter and set up any position.
- Solve Checkmate's test positions and thus rate your play on the international ELO scale.
- State-of-the-art transposition table gives computers with 1 Megabyte or more of memory even greater strength.
|Misc Support||Blank disk|