About Mattel Model 192-0320 Computer Chess (1980) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

ABOUT MATTEL COMPUTER CHESS MODEL 1992-0320 ELECTRONIC TRAVEL CHESS COMPUTER

 

Plays superb chess, offers unique features and is totally portable!

Computer chess is sophisticated enough for advanced tournament players and a great teaching aid for novices. Use it to practice when you’re traveling, or at home. The chessmen appear on the display making it conveniently portable. I recommend it for experienced chess players and beginners alike!

Bruce Pandalfini -  National Chess Master & Renowned Authority

 

MATTEL COMPUTER CHESS Electronic Chess Computer - Picture taken from 1981 sales leaflet

MATTEL COMPUTER CHESS Electronic Chess Computer - Picture taken from 1981 sales leaflet

 

I knew Mattel Electronics Computer Chess was a remarkable game. In fact, I was so confident it was one of the best electronic chess games, I encouraged Mattel Electronics to challenge their leading competitor Fidelity Electronics Sensory Chess Challenger’ “8”, to a match. And as it turned out, my expectations were well founded. In more than 100 games, Mattel Electronics’ Computer Chess beat Fidelity's game 62% of the time (Games were played at highest regular game level for each).

Computer Chess was programmed by International Chess Master Julio Kaplan, resulting in a game that plays more like a real person than a machine.

It is portable and pocket sized, and has no separate pieces to lose. Both the chessboard and the pieces are represented by a large easy-to-read liquid crystal display. And the game's three playing modes provide a variety of game play for the newcomer as well as the experienced player.

If chess is your game, I highly recommend you make your next move to Mattel Electronics Computer Chess. But don’t just take my word for it, compare for yourself. Once you do, I think you’ll choose Computer Chess. The game that checkmates the leading competitor.

Excerpt taken from a Mattel Computer Chess leaflet written in 1981 by U. S. National Master Bruce Pandolfini as endorsement to Mattel Computer Chess.

 

MATTEL ELECTRONICS COMPUTER CHESS Endorsed by Bruce Pandolfini.

MATTEL ELECTRONICS COMPUTER CHESS Endorsed by Bruce Pandolfini.

 

MAIN MATTEL COMPUTER CHESS MODEL 1992-0320 GAME CHARACTERISTICS

 

  • Chess at its most sophisticated. Challenging for the experts. Teaching aid for the novice!
  • It is completely portable. No separate pieces to lose. Moves are made electronically.
  • Liquid Crystal chessboard shows pieces indoors and out!
  • Choose the game to play. Play against the computer - Watch the computer play against itself -- Or face off against another player!
  • Four skill levels take competition from novice to advanced tournament play!
  • Special feature sets up unlimited chess situations for practicing techniques!
  • Take back moves! Ask the computer for advice!
  • Save game in progress for future play!
  • 4 AA alkaline batteries = approximately 22 hours of use
  • Practice strategy! Improve your playing ability!

Excerpts taken from the Mattel Computer Chess user manual and box.

 

MATTEL COMPUTER CHESS Game Controls - Picture taken from user manual.

MATTEL COMPUTER CHESS Game Controls - Picture taken from user manual.

 

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Mattel Model 192-0320 Computer Chess (1980) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Mattel Computer Chess (1980)

Mattel Model 192-0320 Computer Chess (1980) Box
Mattel Model 192-0320 Computer Chess (1980) Computer Label
Mattel Model 192-0320 Computer Chess (1980) User Manual

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Computer Label

User Manual

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Mattel Electronics

Julio Kaplan

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1980

$149.00

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Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

1992 - 0320

My Serial #:

Not Available

Processor OEM

National Semicon

Processor:

INS8050

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

6 MHz

ROM:

4 KB

RAM:

256 Byte

Battery Type:

4 x AA

Power Adapter:

9V DC

Display:

LCD Dot Matrix

Board Type:

LCD Board

Overall Size:

Board Size:

2.1/2x2.1/2 in

7.1/4x3.7/8x1.1/4

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

4

Opening Book:

Not Available

Take Back:

3 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Not Available

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Solve Mate:

Not Available

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Not Available

Search Depth:

Not Known

Provide Hint:

Not Available

Teach Mode:

Not Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

4

Infinite Level:

Not Available

3

Hardware Specification

Game Features

Matchplay & Test ELO Ratings

Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

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Class D Level Electronic Travel Chess Computer!

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