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Sargon II

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Description

The second of the Sargon chess games.

In this version, you can play the computer or another opponent.

To move, you type the piece's location then the destination; such as A2-A4 to move the far left pawn forward 2 spaces.

If you press a certain key, you can hide the board and see the moves that have been made so far. You can even make your moves from this screen, if you want the added challenge, without seeing the board.

When you play the computer, you must select a level of play. The higher the level, the longer the computer thinks about its moves.

In levels one through six, if you press the ? key, Sargon II will give you a hint of a good, but not necessarily the best, move.

Screenshots

Sargon II VIC-20 Hah, Your knight is going to be mine.
Sargon II Commodore 64 Title screen (as Championship Chess)
Sargon II VIC-20 You should have moved that knight, Vic.
Sargon II Commodore 64 Select new game, change the board or exit.

Alternate Titles

  • "Sargon échec II" -- Québec French title
  • "Sargon Chess II" -- VIC-20 title
  • "Championship Chess" -- C64 re-release title

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Contributed to by Kabushi (120914), Eli Tomlinson (2509) and LepricahnsGold (74313)