Computer Othello is an important arcade video game released in 1978 exclusively in Japan. It is important because it was the first video game both published and developed by Nintendo, and the first game developed by Nintendo R&D1. While not the first video game Nintendo was involved with, it still makes its mark on history for the various reasons listed above. Computer Othello is a table top arcade game that was later released for retail with the release of Computer TV Game. The game was a computerized version of the board game Othello.