Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Chess'

Rating:3 User: Matt_B

This was a decent adaptation of the traditional board game released early on in the life of the Spectrum. It later re-appeared as an Interface Two cartridge and found its way into the bundle of games given away with the Spectrum during 1984, so tends to be one of those games that everyone has seen.

It plays a decent enough game at the lowest level to challenge a novice player, and you can select from various levels to give it a bit more thinking time if you're of intermediate standard. The interface is clean and function and it's easy to follow the progress of your games.

There are better Chess games out there for the Spectrum, particularly the excellent Cyrus II, but this wasn't at all bad for its time and still brings back a few fond memories.