vdub_bobby Posted November 20, 2007 Share Posted November 20, 2007 (edited) You've rid the multiverse of aliens - at least for a week - so let's take a break from furious shooting and exercise our minds. Yes, it's time for Othello! Post a score and let's get this thing rolling! Please post any tips you may have - best tip gets 1 bonus point! Play as Black on Level 1, time limit of 20 minutes. We will be ranking first by number of captured pieces and second by margin of victory, so 44-20 beats 43-21 and 43-18. But 44-18 beats 44-20 (it is possible to capture all opposing pieces and win without filling all the squares). And if anyone has a link to the manual, please post it. This week's competition ends next Tuesday (November 27) morning at approximately 9:00 am PST. This week's scores: 38 vdub_bobby (+10 pts) 36 atari2600land (+8 pts +1 pt for listing an extra platform) 22 PressureCooker2600 (+6 pts) 21 gdement (+4 pts) -- potatohead (+1 pt for best tip) Twin Galaxies High Scores 63 Tom Duncan Overall standings: 1. PressureCooker2600 (71 pts) 2. vdub_bobby (48 pts) 3. gdement (47 pts) 4. LarcenTyler (42 pts) 5. Blackjack (28 pts) 6. Artlover (24 pts) 7. rjchamp3 (18 pts) 8. theKLT (10 pts) 9. atari2600land (6 pts) 10. Ryanw (4 pts) Game Info Released for the NES by Acclaim in 1988, developed by Kawada. Other platforms: MobyGames.com only lists the 2600, which I don't believe. Hmmm. Just for fun, I'll give...a bonus point to every person who can list another platform that saw a commercial release of Othello. Please provide some evidence for your claim (i.e., link to substantiating website) and note that it is 1 point per person, not 1 point per platform. UPDATE: Atari 400/800/XL/XE had a 1983 UK release and the Lynx had a 1999 release. Related games: Apparently Othello is a variant of Ataxx, of which Reversi is also a variant. These games and other variants have probably appeared on virtually every viable platform. Tips Here are some basics: the most important positions are the corners (which cannot be taken away) and the sides. Take the corner whenever possible and protect the sides. potatohead: It's a sucker for taking pieces. So, set a nice gain up, let it have at it, then take your corner. Once you have one, build out from there, tempting it as you need to in order to score a spot you want. More me: Playing against the NES is all about pattern recognition. Play lots of games, looking for patterns. When you get suckered into a bad position, try to figure out how it happened; what the sequence of moves was. Then try to do the same thing to the NES. The NES will respond fairly predictably to similar situations, so try to get it trapped. Try different variations on the same opening moves. Also, it is possible to win even if you don't get most/any of the corners, though it is pretty difficult. So don't give up! Edited November 27, 2007 by vdub_bobby Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.