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Yet another adaptation of a board game.

ReversiGraphics: 2
Sound: 2
Replay Value: 2
Notes: 1- or 2-player game
Screen Shots

Basically, this is Othello for the Intellivision. Yet another board game adapted as a video game. Why? Not much point to this, unless you can't find a human to play against.




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box So far, four variations have been found.
Manual Five variants have been identified.
Overlays Three different overlay variations are known to exist.
Label To date, four labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs No Easter Eggs have been found.




A total of four Reversi box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Reversi Box (Mattel Electronics 5304-0910) Mattel Electronics 5304-0910 1981 U.S.A. Trayless pocket; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
Reversi Box (Mattel Electronics 5304-0510) Mattel Electronics 5304-0510 1981 Hong Kong French-Canadian; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada on back
Reversi Box (Intellivision Inc. 5304) Intellivision Inc. 5304 1981 U.S.A. Standard Intellivision, Inc. box
Reversi Box (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1981 Brazil Freaky red background; Mattel Electronics logo on box; no part number apparent; © Mattel Inc. 1981 on front; trayless pocket; manual and overlays in separate slots




A total of five Reversi manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Reversi Manual (Mattel Electronics 5304-0920) Mattel Electronics 5304-0920 1981 U.S.A.  
Reversi Manual (Mattel Electronics 5304-0720) Mattel Electronics 5304-0720 1981 Hong Kong French-Canadian
Reversi Manual (Mattel Electronics PC-5304-0920) Mattel Electronics PC-5304-0920 1981 U.S.A. PlayCable version
Reversi Manual (Intellivision Inc. 5304-0920) Intellivision Inc. 5304-0920 None U.S.A. Accordion-style folding; origin on front cover, as well as All Rights Reserved.—which is usually removed from I.I. manuals
Reversi Manual (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1979 Brazil No part number apparent; © M.I. 1979 on back cover




A total of three Reversi overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Reversi Overlay (Mattel Electronics 5304-4289) Mattel Electronics 5304-4289 1981 U.S.A. Purple background
Reversi Overlay (Mattel Electronics 5304-4289) Mattel Electronics 5304-4289 1981 U.S.A. Blue background (this is a very weak candidate for a variation)
Reversi Overlay (Digiplay 5304-4289) Digiplay 5304-4289 None   Copyright information removed, much like an Intellivision, Inc. version could have done




A total of four Reversi label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Reversi Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None U.S.A. Origin upper right, ™ upper right
Reversi Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None Hong Kong Origin upper right, ™ upper right
Reversi Label (Intellivision Inc.) Intellivision Inc. N/A 1981 U.S.A. Origin lower right; © I.I. 1981 to left of origin; ™ small, centered vertically on right edge; smaller label, rounded corners
Reversi Label (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A None   No origin or copyright; ™ upper right; large purple label, rounded corners




Title Screen Title screen for Reversi.
Game Board At least the playfield is a little more interesting than the one used for Checkers.




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