Reversi (Microsoft, Windows, 1985)
This game has revisional differences.
Reversi was the first game bundled with Microsoft Windows, mostly forgotten about these days because Microsoft hasn't shipped it with their operating systems since forever (though there were plans to that effect). It's most famously known for its brutal and unforgiving AI.
|Windows 1.x & 2.x||Windows 3.0||Windows 3.1 (Driver Library)|
The game went to having a bitmap icon in the version bundled with Windows 3.0 rather than a monochrome vector icon.
The Windows 1.x and 2.x versions lacked a help system.
Although this game was not included with Windows 3.1, there is a Windows 3.1 version, included with the Windows 3.1 Driver Library. This version adds animations and replaced the green background with a grey one. The last known build of Windows 3.1 containing Reversi, the Beta Release 1/build 034f, includes the Windows 3.0 version of Reversi instead.
Unreleased Windows XP Port
Aside from the graphics, are there any real differences?
A fully functional version of Reversi exists in the Windows XP source code, along with various other 16-bit programs that never made the jump. The original vector graphics still work, but are forced into monochrome.
|Introduced in Windows 1.0||Reversi (1985)|
|Introduced in Windows 3.x||Hearts (1993) (Prototypes) • Minesweeper (1990) (Prototypes) • Solitaire (1990) (Prototypes)|
|Introduced in Windows 95||FreeCell (1991) • Hover! (1995) (Prototypes)|
|Introduced in Windows 2000||3D Pinball: Space Cadet (Prototypes) • Spider Solitaire (1998) (Prototype)|
|Introduced in Windows XP||InkBall|
|Introduced in Windows Vista||Chess Titans • FreeCell (2007) • Hearts (2007) • Minesweeper (2007) • Purble Place (Prototypes) • Solitaire (2007) • Spider Solitaire (2007)|
|Introduced in Windows 8||Microsoft Solitaire Collection|
|Other||GeoSafari for Bob|
|Microsoft Entertainment Pack|