INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [Mattel Electronics #5304]
Release #31 May 11, 1982
Working title: Othello
Produced by APh Technology Consultants for Mattel Electronics
Program: Greg Favor
Package Illustration: Jerrol Richardson
Reversi is an old board game that seems to make a reappearance every generation or so. In the late seventies, it had regained popularity from one toy company under the trademark Othello.
Atari licensed the name Othello for a video game version, but the game itself was in public domain, so Mattel also did a version. In trying to come up with a title for it, Mattel discovered that the classic name of the game, Reversi, had never been trademarked. So Reversi (TM Mattel) became the name of the cartridge.