level 7 = 10 hours that is a long time. Is that correct?
I just did a search and turned up a conversation including the following phrase:
"In case you missed it, you should take notice that level 7 takes 10 hours."
Looks like no mere typo! Instead it's, uh, trying to play a strong game in 4k of ram 8)
Man, this chronogamer exercise is an interesting one:
Pretend it is 1972. Play everything released to the Home Video Game market in 1972. Then, pretend it is 1973 and play everything that was released in 1973. Lather. Rinse. Increment Year. Repeat.
Whoa, not even close to that much memory was available! The Atari 2600 had 128 bytes of ram, not 4K (4096 bytes). 4K is the maximum size of the rom on the cartridge that could be addressed without bank switching. It also had a 1.19Mhz cpu which probably didn't speed things up much. So yes, 10 hours is correct!
With only a max of 2 moves a day equals one long chess game
What's the reason for such skill level division? I can't even begin to discern a pattern here. It's seems okay until level 6, but then it all go wrong there. And does taking more time to come up with a move will make a better opponent of computer? If it does then why Level 1 and Level 8 has the similar amount of time.
Level 1=15 seconds
Level 2=30 seconds
Level 3=45 seconds
Level 4=2 minutes, 45 seconds
Level 5=3 minutes, 15 seconds
Level 6=12 minutes
Level 7=10 hours
Level 8=10 seconds
supposedly level 1-7 are in order of increasing difficulty (1=easy, 7=difficult). Level 8 is beginner, so really they could have called it level 0.
That's for sure!! I wonder how many people have actually played the game on this setting? Also those times are apparently an average; there may be some moves that don't take nearly that long (of course, some moves might take twice that long).