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Spectrum Chess

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Full titleSpectrum Chess
Year of release1982
PublisherArtic Computing Ltd (UK)
Re-released byAackosoft (Netherlands) (as 'Spec Chess')
Paxman Promotions (UK)
Author(s)Chris A. Thornton
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
TypeBoard Game
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.45
Budget price£8.45
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeNone
Additional infoAppeared on the compilation Spectrum Games Pack 48K (Paxman Promotions)
Features a Chess clone
SPOT commentsnon-speaking variant of Spectrum Voice Chess; also, cf. Spectrum Chess 2
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Spectrum Chess
2. Spectrum Chess II
Score 4.80 (5 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator SpectrumChess.tzx.zip8,084(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release1982
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator SpectrumChess(different).tzx.zip8,535(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release1982
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator SpectrumChess_2.tap.zip8,573((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1982
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator SpectrumChess(SpecChess)(Aackosoft).tzx.zip8,077(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release1983
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator SpectrumChess(PaxmanPromotions).tzx.zip8,104(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release1982

Additional material
SpectrumChess.gif834(Loading screen)
SpectrumChess.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
SpectrumChess.gif2,603(In-game screen)
SpectrumChess.jpg29,587(Cassette inlay)
SpectrumChess(PaxmanPromotions).jpg46,902(Re-release cassette inlay)

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Magazine references
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ZX Computing8.83page 69(News/Note) [full page]
Crash2.84page 59(LivingGuide) [full page]
Crash5.84page 62(LivingGuide) [full page]
ZX Computing6.86page 30(Feature - Checkmate - chess programs compared) [full page]

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