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Crusader (1997)

Excalibur CRUSADER 2 in 1 Electronic Chess and Checker Game

 

            • 72 Levels of Chess (73 including infinite level)
            • 16 Strength Levels of Checkers
            • Estimated Rating 1650
            • Sensory chess board
            • LCD display shows your every move
            • Take-back feature
            • Chess timer
            • Magnetic Chess & Checker Pieces
            • Pre-programmed opening strategies

Excerpts taken from the Excalibur “CRUSADER” Box back cover.

Ron Nelson reported that in 1996/1997 he had just completed his line of 6805 processor games and the manufacturing was bid between Eric White’s & David Levy’s Hong Kong manufacturing company and another Hong Kong electronics company named Same Time Ltd., established in 1982. Same Time provided Excalibur a fantastic proposal and this launched the severance of Excalibur connections to Eric White and David Levy, thereby making Excalibur Electronics an independent developer of electronic games who contracted the manufacturing directly with Hong Kong production companies.

As a result, Excalibur Crusader was one of these new line of Excalibur products whose manufacturing was contracted to Same Time Ltd. in Hong Kong.

For reading of Ron Nelson comments go to: Hiarcs Forum

Information

Excalibur Crusader (1997)

Excalibur Crusader (1997)

Box

Excalibur Crusader (1997)  Box

Controls

Excalibur Crusader (1997) Controls

User Manual

Excalibur Crusader (1997) User Manual

2 Games in One

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

Ron Nelson

Year:

7/23/1997

Manufacturer ELO

1650 USCF

Original Price

?

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

903

My Serial #:

CR-015853

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

MOTOROLA MC68HCO5C8A

8 Bit

2 MHz

8 KB

176 Byte

Battery Operated:

1.5V x 4 (AAA Size)

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

LCD

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic

Board Size:

6.1/2” x 6.1/2”

Overall Size:

7.1/2” x 9.5” x 7/8”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Touch Sensory Board

Push Button

73

Yes

Yes

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / No

Yes

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

Level 26

Tournament Level:

Level 72 (124 Sec)

Infinite Level:

Level 73

Game Information

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Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

32

13

7

12

51.6

1153

30

12

6

12

50.0

1287

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Tournaments & Matches

Active Chess (30 seconds per move)

2007/2008- UNDER 1400 ELO CHESS COMPUTER CHAMPIONSHIP

TIME CONTROLS

YEAR

# OF CONTESTANTS

# OF GAMES PLAYED

FINAL PLACEMENT

START ELO

END ELO

STATUS

Active

2008/9

72

30

U1300 1/4 FINALIST

1350

1287

Complete

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