ZX Draughts (CP) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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ZX Draughts
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #64

Draughts is a game that has weathered the ravages of time, and is still very popular, although what you would make of a partner who takes 14 minutes for a move is anybody's guess. That is roughly the time taken by the computer at level 9, although, to be fair, the response time at the lowest levels is very much quicker. The very long delay is a result of the 'full capture' search option, or so it says in the advertisement. With less than thirty-two squares to search through it makes me wonder what the computer gets up to for 14 minutes.

Nevertheless, you do get a very good game, even at lower levels of play. With only the level, and 'capture search' options, and no choice of even board and piece colours, you get the feeling that you are not getting much for your money.

If you like draughts then this is as good a game as any I've seen, even if it is a bit overpriced.