Othello Multivision

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This is an SG-1000 clone licensed from Sega, and originally intended to be part of a world wide standard for computers. With the age of the MSX computers arriving in 1983 possibly being a factor, this was unsuccessful. Sega themselves produced the SC-3000 which was an SG-1000 in computer form.

Therefore the Othello Multivision is not a common machine. There are two versions of the machine, the FG-1000, which has red keys, and all controls are on the unit, there is no provision for external controls, which make it very awkward to use, there is built in joystick and fire buttons, not unlike the SG-1000 controller.

The second model is the FG-2000, which has blue keys, and an external port for a second joypad, also there is a directional pad instead of the joystick of the original model. This at least makes it possible to play 2 player games properly. The two models were released a year apart in 1983 and 4 respectively.

As well as being fully compatible with all SG-1000 and SC-3000 software, there was also branded Othello Multivision software. The console also came with a built in Othello game, as the name suggests.


Manufacturer: Tsukuda Original
Date: 1983

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH68308. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Othello Multivision

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