(For 1 or 2 players)
OBJECT OF THE GAME
Turn most of the pieces to your color, by bracketing your opponent's
pieces in any row (vertical, horizontal or diagonal). Occupy the outer
edges and corners to dominate the board and get the biggest margin
of victory. Make every move count, and THINK AHEAD!
THESE ARE THE GAME CONTROLS...
1: 6 by 6 game board
2: 8 by 8 game board
3: 10 by 10 game board
4: You vs. Computer -- Computer starts
5: You vs. Computer -- You start
6: Two Players
7: Skill level 1
8: Skill level 2
9: Skill level 3
UPPER SIDE ACTION KEYS: Place your piece
LOWER SIDE ACTION KEYS: Preview a move
DISC: Move cursor
NOTE: After game starts, press any key to see computer's suggested
SETTING UP THE GAME...
Press RESET.] You see the REVERSI Title Screen.
Press Disc. The computer asks,
* Select the board size (and playing time limit):
Press 6 x 6 (KEYPAD 1) for smallest board
(15 minutes per player)
Press 8 x 8 (KEYPAD 2) for medium board
(30 minutes per player)
Press 10 x 10 (KEYPAD 3) for biggest board
(60 minutes per player)
* Select number of players:
Press COMP. STARTS (KEYPAD 4) for you vs. computer
Press YOU START (KEYPAD 5) for you vs. Computer
Press TWO PLAYERS (KEYPAD 6) for a two-player game
* Select skill level:
Press SKILL 1 (KEYPAD 7) for easiest level
Press SKILL 2 (KEYPAD 8) for medium level
Press SKILL 3 (KEYPAD 9) for hardest level
NOTE: In one-person games, your computer opponent will take longer
to make its move at the higher skill levels. When setting up a 2-
player game, press ANY skill level key.
HOW TO PLAY
(NOTE: RULES OF REVERSI ARE IN THE FOLLOWING SECTION. THESE
DIRECTIONS TELL YOU HOW TO USE YOUR CONTROLS.)
The cursor color indicates which player has the current move.
Use Disc on your hand controller to move the cursor. Press Disc edge
in direction you want the cursor to go.
To place your piece, press either TOP action button; to just preview
any play, press either LOWER button. THE COMPUTER WILL NOT LET
YOU MAKE AN ILLEGAL MOVE.
Digital clocks in each player's color show time remaining, change to
red numerals for "overtime". Players should agree in advance on a
time-limit rule or a game that continues until no further moves are
RULES OF THE GAME
1. Players take alternate turns placing one piece each time.
2. At the start of the game, the first four pieces must be place in the
4 center squares of the board.
3. Every piece must be placed adjacent to at least one different
4. Every move must result in reversing the color of at least one of the
opponent's pieces. Color is reversed when pieces are bracketed in
any vertical, horizontal or diagonal row.
5. If a player cannot place a piece as noted in #3 and #4, he must
forfeit his turn.
6. When the board is completely filled, the game is over (tie scores
* The corner squares are the best ones to occupy, because you can't
be outflanked there. Try to get the corner!
* If possible, don't place your pieces in squares adjacent to
corners...they might give your opponent an opportunity to get those
*�The scoring lead will often change several times during a game.
Don't get discouraged if you are behind! It is frequently desirable to
have the lower score during the early stages of the game. Many of
your opponent's pieces are scoring opportunities - right up to the end
of the game.
* Use the "Preview" feature to analyze your potential moves. As soon
as you press a "Place Piece" action button, you can't change your
*�If you want to see the computer's suggestion for your next move,
press any key. The suggested move will reflect the skill level you
selected at the start of the game. In two-player games, the
suggestion will be accompanied by the computer's "thinking" sound.
(c)1981, 1998 Intellivision Productions, Inc.