QL Reversi

Packaging for Sinclair QL Reversi Inlay for Sinclair QL Reversi Leaflet for Sinclair QL Reversi
Leaflet for Sinclair QL QL Reversi

QL Reversi was one of the first games released for the Sinclair QL and was included by Sinclair in its advertising leaflets for the QL (as can be seen from the leaflets on this page).

QL Reversi is an implementation of Othello (otherwise known as Reversi), where you place tiles on a board which is based on a grid. The tiles are black on one side and white on the other - you play one colour.

To place your tile on the board, you need to "capture" at least one tile of the opposing colour, by placing one of your own tiles either side of your opponents pieces in a straight line. The winner is the one with the most tiles of their colour on the board at the end of the game.

The computer plays a strong game and is hard to beat. You can also watch a demonstration game (computer plays itself) or play a second human player. Further options enable you to change the start-up position and decide whether you play black (the first to move) or white.

This version includes quite a nice animation as the tiles are placed on the Board, and also when the tiles are flipped over (captured) to change colour.

Screenshot of Sinclair QL Reversi
Title: QL Reversi
Language: 68000 Machine Code
Author: Games of Skill
Publisher: Sinclair Research Ltd
Year of Publication: 1984
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators
Commercial Status: Commercial
Price as at May 1985: £12.95
Reviews: QL World (October 1985), QL User (December 1985)
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Unknown

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