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Novag Octo (1986)
NOVAG OCTO

NOVAG OCTO

Picture taken from the Novag Octo computer.

Large SENSOR CHESS BOARD and magnetic Staunton pieces in a convenient travel pouch. The reliable chess partner, PORTABLE!

MAIN NOVAG OCTO CHARACTERISTICS

      • Easy to operate.
      • Programmed in accordance to the International Chess Rules including en-passant moves, castlings and pawn promotions.
      • Does not accept illegal moves.
      • 8 skill levels including 1 tournament level.
      • Change of level also during a game.
      • Fast response times.
      • Check, Stalemate and Mate announcement.
      • Plays against itself.
      • Easy correction of weak or wrong moves.
      • Choice of color; change of color also during game.
      • Take back function.
      • Simple set up of board positions.
      • Solves almost all Mate-in-2 problems.
      • Full position verification at any time.
      • PORTABLE Plays with 6 X 1.5V alkaline batteries or adapter (both not included).

LEVELS - AVERAGE REPLY TIMES ARE:

    • Level 1 -- instantly - Familiarization Level.
    • Level 2 -- 1 - 4 seconds - Familiarization Level.
    • Level 3 -- 1 - 6 seconds - Beginner.
    • Level 4 -- 2 - 18 seconds - Intermediate.
    • Level 5 -- 1 minute - Tournament Level, 40 moves/90 minutes.
    • Level 6 -- 1 - 2 minutes - Tournament Level, 40 moves/120 minutes.
    • Level 7 -- 1 - 6 minutes -- Expert.
    • Level 8 -- 2 - 8 minutes -- Analytical Level for Chess Problems.

Excerpts taken from the Novag Octo User Manual

Information
Novag Octo (1986)

Novag Octo (1986)

Novag Octo (1986)

Box

Novag Octo (1986) Box

Model Octo

Novag Octo (1986) Computer Label

User Manual

Novag Octo (1986) User Manual

8 Levels of Play!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David Kittinger

Year:

1986

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

$120.00

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

N/A

My Serial #:

172098

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

80C49

4 Bit Single Chip

15 MHz

2 KB

192 Byte

Battery Operated:

6 x AA

Adapter Option:

9V DC 100 mA

Display Type:

16 Coordinate LED’s 4 Info LED’s

Board Type:

Push Sensory Chessboard

Board Size:

8” x 8”

Overall Size:

10.1/4” x 9.1/2” x 1”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Buttons

Push Buttons

8

100 Half Moves

2 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

No / No

2

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

5 (1 Min.)

Tournament Level:

7 (1-6 Min.)

Infinite Level:

8 (2-8 mins.)

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

The Spacious Mind

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