The screen will display the instructions when you begin a game. These are as follows:
You are yellow (white), the computer is blue (black).
If you are unfamiliar with how to play Othello, then on your first go you should select the Demo play. You will soon see how the game is played.
Tactics play an important part and skill can be acquired with a little practice.
How To Play
Othello is a game played on a board comprising of 64 squares like a chess or draughts board. Your objective is to occupy as many squares as
possible and more than your opponent to win. The game is over when all the squares are occupied.
The game starts with the four centre squares filled with two of your pieces and two of your opponent's pieces. Whoever starts will make a line by
joining two of his pieces together; he will place a piece next to his opponent's, but on a line or diagonal with himself.
Your opponent's pieces in between your own change to your own colour. The other player will then attempt the same operation.
It is thought best to try and occupy the middle squares in the opening game. Eventually, either you or the computer will see the opportunity to
gain a square on the perimeter. Once this is gained, you have the opportunity of holding the whole line or diagonal.
Do not be tempted to rush for the corner. The four squares in each corner should be left until the end of the game unless you are sure you will
gain the corner square which will give you possible control of two sides and the diagonal. Remember, when you place your piece will you be giving
away more than you gain.
You will only become adept with practice but discovering your skills is part of the great pleasure of the game which will grow as your skill
To play again, press BREAK then type RUN (ENTER).
Arrow Keys - Position Cursor, P - Play, Z - Pass
1/2 - Enter Level of Play
S/C/D - Start Game/Computer Starts Game/Demo Play
The screen firstly displays the Oasis logo.
When the OK prompt appears, type RUN (ENTER).
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