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Microsoft Windows is the first multi-tasking operating system by Microsoft.

Included with Windows 1 is a single game: Reversi. Reversi is a no-nonsense adaptation of the popular board game Othello. The player plays against the AI. There are multiple skill levels at which the game can be played.

Player and AI take turn placing one of their tokens (red and blue) on the field. The token may only be placed adjacent to an existing token. If a horizontal, vertical or diagonal row of any number of same-color token is closed in by the other color, the row changes color. The player with most coverage when the board is filled wins the game.

The game uses vector graphics that scale along with the size of the window it is played in.


Microsoft Windows (included game) DOS Computer has won
Microsoft Windows (included game) DOS A legal move is indicated by a cross-shaped cursor when hovering
Microsoft Windows (included game) DOS Hit Ctrl-H for a hint (and get "Practice Game" added to the window title)
Microsoft Windows (included game) DOS Pick a skill level

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Alternate Titles

  • "Windows 1" -- Informal name
  • "Reversi" -- Game included (English title)

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Steve Ballmer advertisement

Reversi was prominently stressed in an ecstatic 1986 TV advertisement for Windows 1.0 by Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's business manager at the time. The video recording of the advertisement went viral, and the Reversi reference became one of Ballmer's most famous moments.
vedder (50631) added Microsoft Windows (included game) (DOS) on Apr 15, 2010