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Nobunaga's Ambition

DOS - 1988

Also available on: Mac - Amiga - FM-7 - Genesis - MSX - PC-88 - Sharp X68000 - TurboGrafx CD

Alt names 信長の野望・全国版, 信长之野望, Nobunaga no Yabō: Zenkoku Ban, Nobunaga', s Ambition: Zenkokuban
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Strategy
Theme Historical Battle (specific/exact), Japan (Ancient/Classical/Medieval), Turn-based, Turn-based strategy
Publisher KOEI Corporation
Developer KOEI Co., Ltd.
Perspective Top-Down
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.70
4.47 / 5 - 15 votes

Description of Nobunaga's Ambition

Essentially Romance of The Three Kingdoms with Japan as a backdrop, the game chronicles the achievements of Oda Nobunaga, a shrewd daimyo who came close to the ultimate title of shogun in one of the most properous and tumultous periods in Japanese history. Play as Nobunaga himself or one of his rivals for a greater challenge (because they have inferior starting statistics).

This is not as difficult as RTK games because there are fewer territories to conquer, but still very engrossing due to its emphasis on RPG-style character traits and "realistic" personnel management (e.g. you can entice the enemies' generals to defect with gifts, recruit free warriors, search for new talent, etc).

Definitely a must play for any KOEI fan and an interesting historical wargame for anyone interested in Japanese history, or how crucial your generals' loyalty is in the thick of war.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

William 2022-09-24 1 point

This game as well as the next two are extremely addictive.

Findaruil 2019-10-30 -1 point DOS version

Hello all and thanks for all the great old games you upload here. Forgive the newbie question, but I manage to start the game under dosbox, but once my turn comes up, I can't seem to input any command. Can someone point out to me how I can play this game? Thanks in advance.

Zoot 2017-04-20 5 points

This is the game I wasted a large portion of the late 1980s on :) OK, wasted is the wrong word, but... yeah.

A Wise Old Man 2013-02-19 1 point DOS version

...Sword of the Samurai was far more fun, tho.

Kurt 2012-12-25 2 points DOS version

Oops, looks like Sogo was #40. But, he was the one I used. Also being on an island helped keep the attackers down to just a couple. Kono would attack on the 1st turn every time.

Kurt 2012-12-25 1 point DOS version

On SNES, I beat this game on the hardest level using SOGO #42. He starts the game at age 6 and using game mechanics in battles, I could get an attacking armies whole army if I was able to get their Daimyo to retreat from a battle. At age 6, I could outlast some of the older Daimyos and buy their land in the middle game. Assassination against weaker ones worked as well.

I don't know if I could reproduce those results now, but it was fun at the time.

Jamie 2012-05-07 2 points DOS version

Haha i paid £70 for this game back in 88 got it on import great game brings back happy memorys

Skoll 2009-08-26 3 points DOS version

This was an awesome strategy game back on the SNES. Most I could get was half of Japan back then :)

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