|Company||CDS Software Ltd|
|Distributor||CDS Software Ltd|
|Production team||Programmer: Ian Burkinshaw|
|Packaging||Black plastic case 16,50 x 22,20 x 4,30|
|Compatibility||PCW 8256 - PCW 8512 - PCW 9512|
|Price||Spain: 3.800 Ptas - England: £15,95|
One thing that can be said about Bridge is that it is almost as compulsive as a PCW. Bridge Player could really keep a Bridge player busy for the rest of his life.
Besides being able to play, its creators have seen the obvious advantages of using the computer as an effective teaching aid. Offers a bridge teaching book “Begin Bridge”. Of course, if it were possible to learn Bridge from a book, you would not need the program.
The program has a series of bid and play hands to show you the basics (10 in Colossus). These are played with the unusual convention that you can choose any offer or card you want as long as it is the correct one.
These hands also simulate the autopsy that always takes place at the end of a hand with a short text explaining the seemingly inexplicable behavior of all the players in these hands. These are quite tame compared to the real ones, of course.
Even when you enter the fierce world of competitive gaming, the show can still fool you. Colossus, is more aimed at the player with a little experience rather than the complete beginner where it allows you to choose the amount of points you want in your hand, a more flexible option.
One problem with learning Bridge is that you rarely get a slam-tossing hand that can never remember any of the obscure formulas from Blackwood's convention when the time comes.
The program allows you to take a look at the bids during the game and even allow you to take a look at the hands of your opponents; do not get too used because it is not recommended in games. The program allows you to leave the hand at any time.
The added sophistication of the Colossus program is now evident. The program offers an invaluable counseling service. You can make him play the correct card or you can ask him for advice and then ignore him at any time. You can even take a step back to replay a trick when you've made a total mess (again, don't try it in-game by matches) or use the autoplay option that lets you see the experts at play.
The program allows you to re-declare and / or replay the last game, a compulsive option that means you can replay the same hand in every way imaginable in the hope that you can fulfill the contract at some point. And, of course, the program will score for you.
For the true enthusiast, the ability to enter complete sets of four hands into Colossus will prove a godsend. It takes a long time, but if you can remember the hand you ruined the Bridge club with, you can replay it and re-declare it until you get it right. It is an advantage.
Here you have the front part of the original cover.
Its measurements are: Height 21,40 x Length 35,70 cm.
Below is the manual printed on thick black and white paper. Its measurements are: Width 20.60 x Height 13.60 cm.
Custom labels to print. Over the years, due to their use, the labels are damaged and lose their color and quality. Now we try to adapt the most similar in the measure of our possibilities, the labels so that they can be printed and replaced or for those who work with a copy of the program and preserve the original disc. Measurement in 3 “height: 7.00 cm - width: 7.10 cm. The first image corresponds to the original label of the game, the second is the same modified label to be able to replace the broken one and the third and fourth images are for 3.5 “discs.
Bridge Learning Book
Its measurements are: Width: 11.10 cm x Height 18.10 cm, and thickness 1.00 cm
Some advertisements of the game in magazines of great circulation of the time.
The disk images, disk, have been obtained from the original version of Colossus Bridge 4, have been recorded and verified.
Below you can download the Colossus Bridge 4 game manual or view it online. The manual sheet measures: Width 10.30 cm x Height 13.60 cm.
The manual sheet measures: Width 11.10 cm x Height 18.10 cm.