Reversi

INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [#5304]

Release #31 May 11, 1982

Working title: Othello

Produced by APh Technology Consultants for Mattel Electronics

Program: Greg Favor

Package Illustration: Jerrol Richardson


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1982 CATALOG DESCRIPTION

Three levels of difficulty insure you'll be playing Reversi for a long, long time. Your objective is to take control of the board. Your opponent is either another player or the computer. Either way, it's great fun. As the game progresses, the playing pieces switch from black to white or white to black depending on which player takes control. Your score is continuously displayed on the screen.

• One or two player game

• Three difficulty levels

• Three board sizes

PRODUCTION HISTORY

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.