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#1 classicgamer74 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:31 PM

Is it just me or is this game REALLY addictive? 



#2 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:51 PM

Never bothered to learn how to play it... and wasn't keen on video board games until SMS Monopoly and Battle Chess for the Amiga arrived on the scene. :love:

#3 ClassicGMR OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:58 PM

I have always loved Othello/Reversi. It has the elegance of being easy to learn but the strategy, planning ahead and anticipating your opponent's moves makes it a hard game to master.



#4 davyK OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:56 PM

Othello/Reversi is a good game and is well suited to a video game version because of its simplicity re moves etc.

 

Also since as the game progresses there are less moves to make, then it makes for a good AI game for a limited console like the 2600. Modern versions of the game are more or less unbeatable now because the CPU always makes the perfect move.



#5 classicgamer74 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:24 PM

Never bothered to learn how to play it... and wasn't keen on video board games until SMS Monopoly and Battle Chess for the Amiga arrived on the scene. :love:

 

I can't even tell you how many hours I spent playing Battle Chess.  Good times.



#6 butterburp OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:46 AM

I had Windows 3.0 before 3.1, and that came with Reversi instead of Minesweeper. It was definitely addictive, mostly because I could not beat the computer on even the easiest level for the longest time. It took me a while to recognize the importance of seizing the corners (in most situations). Even now it's not an automatic win for me.

 

I didn't play the 2600 version until much later but I do like it, and find it much easier than the Windows version. Since I'm weird, I generally attempt an illegal move deliberately at least once each game, just to hear that lovely "BUZZZZ!" sound.


Edited by butterburp, Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:46 AM.


#7 fdr4prez OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:35 PM

I've never played the Atari version, but I've many hours under my belt playing Reversi on Intellivision.

#8 classicgamer74 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:11 PM

Really?  I've got to check that out.  I've been really getting into Intellivision in recent years.



#9 fdr4prez OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:42 PM

Atari Othello versus Intellivision Reversi

 



#10 cvga OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:14 AM

Atari Othello versus Intellivision Reversi

 

 

That was fascinating. I was only expecting to watch a couple of minutes but ended up watching the whole match.







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