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Tsukuda Original Othello Multivision
1983 - No generation identified
The Tsukuda Original Othello Multivision is a dedicated video game console produced by Tsukuda Original Co. in Japan, it was first released in 1983. The console was designed to play the game Othello, which is also known as Reversi. The console featured a built-in monitor and a small number of built-in variations of the game. It was one of the first dedicated video game consoles to be released in Japan, and it was also one of the first dedicated video game consoles to be released in any country. The console was not very successful, and it was only sold in Japan. The game Othello is a two-player strategy board game where each player starts with a set of pieces, one player has black and the other white. The objective of the game is to have more pieces of your color on the board than the opponent at the end of the game. Players take turns placing their pieces on the board, with the goal of "trapping" their opponent's pieces between two of their own, which causes the opponent's pieces to flip to the player's color. The Tsukuda Original Othello Multivision was not a very successful console and it was not widely known outside of Japan. The console is considered to be a collector's item today.