SUPERIOR GAMES WITH SUPERCHESS
IF YOU want a chess program for the 48K Spectrum, Superchess Two, from CP Software, is one to choose. Apart from its quality, the program offers an amazing range of options.
To view the options available all you have to do is to type 'help' and the commands page is displayed. They include recommended move, change of playing level, resignation, self-play and even a technical information page about how the program works. It is also possible to set up a board and let the computer analyse the positions of the pieces.
The self-play mode will continue a game in which the computer will play itself. One move is made at a time and the next move is not made until the user presses 'enter' as a prompt. The computer will ignore any other instructions you try to give it in that mode.
The amount of time and quality of play from the program is governed by the level number. There are seven levels, numbered from zero to six. At level zero the computer gives its answering move almost immediately but when playing at level two the time taken between moves lengthens considerably.
The Superchess Two program costs £7.95. It is available from CP Software, 17 Orchard Lane, Prestwood, Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 0NN.