Hot Reversi HD [rating: 3.5/5]
Reversi, or as some people may know it Othello, is a board game for two players where the object is to cover the board with as many of your colored pieces as possible. It’s another game that is simple to understand yet difficult to master but has remained extremely popular all over the world.
In Hot Reversi HD the game has been brought to the iPad where you can play against the computer or utilize the app for a game between friends. The game is an accurate representation of the original game all be it with with a touch of heat that fires things up a little!
The playing board looks great on the large screen and available spots are highlighted so that even beginners will know where they can make their next move. And with each move comes the explosive animations as the pieces flip over. These explosions of lightning are definitely not something that you would get when playing the original version of the board game, but they do look and sound good and certainly spice things up a little.
Each player also has a red hot switch on their side of the board so at any time they can increase the pressure on their opponent by sending shock waves across the board to distract them. This doesn’t really affect anything, even after repeated presses and the pieces explode off of the board they will quickly reset back to their original resting place. It’s just a nice touch, although how much you would do it after the first couple of times remains to be seen!
There are options to tweak the look and style of the board including the color, perspective and effects but what is disappointing is the the fact that the game doesn’t rotate when the iPad is rotated.
It would be nice to have the option to play against other players online and also have the ability to track you game history but if you are looking for a game of Reversi on your travels with the addition of lightning and fire then this would be a good a choice as any of the other options available.
It’s not the cheapest Reversi game available at $4.99 but if you are quick you may be able to catch it at it’s current sale price of $3.99.
- Reversi with flames
- Simple yet effective gameplay
- No screen rotation
- No stat tracking
- Quite pricey even at the sale price
Price: $3.99 (iTunes Store)
Released: Jun 10, 2010
Size: 5.4 MB
Seller: moak-1 co., Ltd.
© 2010 moak-1 Co., Ltd.
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later.