The Chessmaster (Game Boy)
Also known as: Chessmaster (GBC)
"Welcome to (The) Chessmaster." Yes, this game has speech samples. Not bad for a chess game that just manages to fit into 64 KB.
In all versions of the game, this can be seen in the ROM at 0x8000:
Present only in the initial US versions, however, is a programmer credit and build date at 0xFD40.
PROGRAMMED BY CRAIG B. SEASTROM LAST MOD. 10/11/90
PROGRAMMED BY CRAIG B. SEASTROM LAST MOD. 07/24/91
- The Japanese and European versions have fading in and out between screens. The publisher logo also scrolls up rather than just suddenly appearing on the screen.
- The US version doesn't start the game until the player presses Start. In the Japanese and European versions, the game automatically fades to the playfield.
When the game was re-released by Mindscape in 1999, they added support for the GBC with some new art and linking between Game Boys is now an option. Fading is also faster than the original Japanese or European versions.
For the Game Boy title screen, an additional logo is added to the left. The trademark also became registered.
|The Chessmaster series|
|Game Boy (Color)||The Chessmaster|
|Game Gear||The Chessmaster|
|PlayStation||The Chessmaster 3-D|