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Othello on the Atari 2600 by Atari, Inc.

Othello is a 1980 video game developed and published by Atari, Inc. for its Atari Video Computer System (later called the Atari 2600)

General Information

Developer - Atari, Inc.

Publisher - Atari, Inc.

Release - 1980

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - Single-player, two-player

Genre - Strategy

It is based on the variant of Reversi of the same name, originally created in 1971. The VCS game was programmed by Ed Logg and Carol Shaw

The game broadly resembles the game originally developed by Parker Brothers in that it is set on an 8x8 board on which the player must capture squares by sandwiching their opponent's counters between their own.

The game has four skill levels. Both one-player and competitive two-player modes are included in the game. The player can create their own problem by depositing pieces on the board, and select whether to go first or not.


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