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Hola! Reversi Switch Review

Hola! Reversi is really a strange game in a sense. Reversi is board game originally from the UK, this game version is from Eastern Europe, with an oriental theme. Plus there’s these two random women on the home screen icon that are never at all explained or appear in game:

Who are they? Why are they there? Never explained.

But don’t worry, however, Hola! Reversi plays a mean game of Othello(synonym of Reversi). There are white pieces and black pieces. You take turns sandwiching the reverse pieces color between two of your color piece, flipping them. You play until the board fills up. The player with the most pieces win. Unlike chess games on the Switch, where the AI is universally abysmal, the strategy in Othello/Reversi is much simpler, so the AI is improved here to point of needing strategy. Basically, the idea is to place your pieces so that the other player doesn’t turn a ton of yours the next turn.

Hola! Reversi game play
Me losing!

There two other variations of Othello/Reversi in Hola! Reversi, plus many piece and board types, plus a handy tutorial video to watch. This is a solid package a player cannot go wrong with. Care definitely went into this. The issue is why buy this? There are four other dedicated Othello/Reversi games on the Switch, including a 3D one with bunnies for two dollars. It is also in Clubhouse Games. This will get a recommend, so get it if you want it, but its not exactly a system seller, due to Othello games being plentiful on the Switch.

Overall: Hola! Reversi is a solid game. The issue is there is no specific reason to pick it out from among the others games of Othello/Reversi on the Switch.

Verdict: Recommended

E-Shop Page

PlatformNintendo Switch
Release Date5/4/23
ESRB RatingE

P.S. Try Pawn of the Dead for a neat twist on Chess!

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