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Saitek Mephisto Solar King (1996) Electronic Chess Computer
MEPHISTO SOLAR KING

MEPHISTO SOLAR KING

Picture taken from the Mephisto Solar King computer.

MEPHISTO SOLAR KING

Congratulations on your purchase of the new Mephisto Solar King! The Mephisto Solar King is always ready to play when you are, and it can even teach you more about chess as you play!

Elegant, solar-powered chess computer which is extremely easy to use. Dual-Power enables you to play even under unfavorable lighting conditions simply by inserting the batteries.

Runs on solar power, which is environmentally friendly and cost free. In ECO mode, you do not need batteries to play. In TURBO mode, inserting batteries gives you even higher playing speed and you can hear the computer’s sound. You can run the computer on batteries when lighting is poor or when you want to store an unfinished game. Time-tested chess program with 128 skill level settings, suitable for 75% of all chess players and ideal for beginners as well, owing to its extended playing range. Ready to play at any time; the computer stores an unfinished game for up to two years (when batteries are installed). Practical storage compartment right next to the playing surface for captured pieces. Large playing surface (8 x 8 in.) and easy-to-handle chess pieces.

“A milestone in the development of chess computers: 1. advanced and 2. easy-to-use, with an elegant design.”

JUST LOOK AT MEPHISTO SOLAR KING’S EXCITING FEATURES!

    • Operates on TURBO or ECO modes using solar power with batteries as supplemental power.
    • 128 different playing level settings, which start out easy and get more difficult as they go -- as you beat each level, go on to the next!
    • Clear display shows all game moves.
    • Elegant design -- game fits into your hand comfortably and goes anywhere you go!
    • Handy piece storage area.
    • You can check the position of all pieces and set your game up again if pieces are knocked over.
    • Battery-saving feature: If no keys are pressed for 20 minutes, the computer will turn itself off, saving the game for you.
    • If you make a mistake or change your mind about a move, you can take back a move for each side!
    • Turn the unit off at any time, even in the middle of a game -- with fresh alkaline batteries Mephisto Solar King will remember your game for up to two years!

Taken from Saitek Mephisto Solar King User Manual and Box.

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Mephisto Solar King (1996) Electronic Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Mephisto Solar King (1996)

Mephisto Solar King (1996) Display & Solar
Mephisto Solar King (1996) Computer Label
Mephisto Solar King (1996) Button Controls

Display & Solar

Computer Label

Button Controls

Spacious Mind

Schachcomputer.Info

Active 2017

Tourn. 2015

989

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T1

T2

T3

T4

T5

Final

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Saitek

Craig Barnes

800 USCF

1996

$149.00

Not Available

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

468

My Serial #:

M0284509

Processor OEM

Samsung

Processor:

KS56C220

Speed:

Type:

4 Bit

4 MHz

ROM:

4 KB

RAM:

288 x 4 Bit

Battery Type:

3 x AA

Power Adapter:

Not Available

Display:

LCD 4 Pos 7 Seg

Board Type:

Press Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

8x8 in

12.1/4x9x1.1/4

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

128

Opening Book:

Not Available

Take Back:

2 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Not Available

Not Available

Solve Mate:

Not Available

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Not Available

Search Depth:

Not Known

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

H8

Infinite Level:

B6

H5

Hardware Specification

Game Features

Matchplay & Test ELO Ratings

Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

Other Computer Chess Ratings

USCF

USCF

Spacious Mind

Human Rating

USCF

CCR

CCNS

Ply

FIDE

USCF

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-

1248

1075

Class E Level Electronic Table Top Chess Computer!

 

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