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Colossus Chess 4

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ZX Spectrum
Atari 8-bit
Amstrad CPC

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Amstrad CPC 1 3.0
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Atari 8-bit 1 3.0
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ZX Spectrum 1 3.0
Combined User Score 5 3.2

Critic Reviews

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ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair
Colossus is impressive in its options and should please anybody who's looking for some hard core pawn action, but if you want a prettier, albeit less demanding game, you may do better elsewhere.
BBC MicroComputer Gamer
The only thing that lets Colossus down is its presentation. The 3-D representation of the pieces is not particularly clear and the method of changing to a 2-D mode is not very easy being well obscured in the instruction manual. Also included in the disk version is a selection of games featuring computers and a number of problems for you to try and solve.
ZX SpectrumComputer Gamer
The computer opponent is not only a very strong player it is also extremely smug as it has the cheek to suggest moves for you to play and then gleefully announces that it will get checkmate in 4 moves. You can however clip it's wings a little by restricting the time it has to think and even stop it using it's first choice move leaving it to choose another one. Finally the package also contains a problem solver for those irritating 'white to play and win' problems and in a forthcoming microdrive version will have 34 sample games.