DescriptionColossus Chess X is the first 16-bit adaptation of the chess games series by Martin P. Bryant.
This fully fledged program understands all the rules of chess including, underpromotion, the fifty move rule and draws by repetition, it can achieve the king-bishop-knight mate. The new features are a modifiable opening book of 11000 moves, the program also learns new lines of play from playing experience. You can also play against the clock, try a blindfold mode or use the program to solve mating problems.
Apart from the standard 2D board there's a 3D one, which can be freely rotated. Four graphical chess piece sets available, music & speech, demonstration mode.
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- "Colossus X Chess" -- In-game title
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|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Jan, 1989||91 out of 100||91|
|Atari ST User||Feb, 1989||9 out of 10||90|
|The One||Jan, 1989||88 out of 100||88|
|ST/Amiga Format||Dec, 1988||87 out of 100||87|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Jul, 1989||86 out of 100||86|
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- ST Format
- May 1990 (Issue #10) - Included in the list "ST Format's 30 Kick-Ass Classics"
Copy ProtectionThe CD DOS release has a spiral bound manual. Along the bottom of each the first twenty-four pages are five groups of ten characters, when a game of Chess, Backgammon or Draughts starts the player is prompted for character x on page y. The player gets two chances to get this right before the game freezes and plays a continuous, annoying, note.
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