TM & Copyright Othello, Co. and Megahouse
Excellent Reversi Platform!
While the rating system may be a bit convoluted, and the matches are a little restrictive on time options (no 30 seconds per move per side - only 5 minute or 1 minute sudden death) this is still one of the best live game platforms I have found for Reversi. Waits for live-player games are almost always brief, and while you have no choice over the the opponents you are matched against, the mixture makes wins a reasonable possibility, depending on your skill level. My only real complaint would be against players who rudely take advantage of the limited time options to force you to wait until their 5-minute timer terminates in order to collect on your winning position. Suggestion: Adding the missing timing option mentioned above would eliminate that possibility, since moves not completed in 30 seconds would end the match.
Best online Reversi/Othello
Gameplay is easy, automatic matching is very fair, ratings are done well, and there are plenty of features that make playing and FINISHING games easier/more enjoyable. Those features include automatic reconnection to game if you disconnect (d/c) due to reception or whatever (even if app crashes which has never happened to me), automatic win if your opponent d/c’s and doesn’t return, automatic game time limits, and no options to abandon game (only options = resignation, timeout, or d/c loss ...or win of course). Your opening techniques, stats, and game records are all saved for easy review of games. This is especially nice since you get a “password” assigned that you can use on other devices to automatically load your account for play across multiple devices. There’s a problem set for study. You can even enter tournaments. Plus, the ads aren’t even very disruptive. The one downside that prevents me from giving 5 stars is that there’s no decent helpfile to explain little things, like “why are different usernames different colors,” or “why is some text green and some black or grey on my records page.” What does that stuff mean? That would basically make this the perfect reversi app.
I definitely recommend it!
P.S. FYI, there’s no chatting.
The top players on this app are actually world champs, worth the download. Has a nice list of preferences, teaches you which opening work for you and has endgame practice and an easy match and rating system. I Like that it dosent have a move timer, this way I can distribute how I spend on each part of the game how I see fit.