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Sargon III

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
3.9
Commodore 64
...
3.4
Atari ST
...
3.7
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Description

The Sargon series were the connisseur's chess games at the time. This edition includes variable move times, ranging from 5 seconds to infinity. Moves can be undone and you can swap sides during the game. The search feature displays its calculations as you play, which can be useful to learn from. Special tactical situations, opening move sequences and checkmate practices can be loaded in for learning purposes.

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Sargon III Atari ST Infobox
Sargon III Macintosh Starting a new game
Sargon III Atari ST This is not going my way
Sargon III DOS Title screen

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Trivia

The first four games were written by the same couple - husband and wife! Part 5 was released by Activision but lacked that certain "originality" that was in the first three. Sargon 4 was a great game but was released by a really bad company called Spinnaker - they did nothing to promote this game and that was a REAL SHAME. The gameplay was good, but the manual and box were terrible.
Contributed to by JRK (11176), Kabushi (120979), Martin Smith (63168), ZenicReverie (1894) and Will D (790)