Nobunaga's Ambition 2

a game by Koei
Genre: Strategy/War
Platform: NESNES
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Nobunaga's Ambition 2
Nobunaga's Ambition 2
Nobunaga's Ambition 2
Nobunaga's Ambition 2

KOEI Double Dares You!

In this enhanced sequel, test your mettle and your strength as you play a Daimyo warlord fighting for control of Japan! To assist you in your conquest, samurai will advise you and ninja assassins will try to disrupt your adversaries! In battle, lead your troops on a surprise night attack or force your enemy to retreat behind his castle walls! Warriors, weapons and the world are at your disposal, use them well and become master of Japan!

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NES

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Game Reviews

In this enhanced sequel, test your mettle and your strength as you play a Daimyo warlord lighting for control of Japan! To assist you in your conquest, samurai will advise you and ninja assassins will try to disrupt your adversaries! In battle, lead your troops on a surprise night attack or force your enemy to retreat behind his castle walls! Warriors, weapons and the world are at your disposal, use them well and become master of Japan!

Features:

  1. 400 characters, 2 scenarios, 5 skill levels
  2. 3 meg game with battery back-up save feature
  3. Nintendo's new MMC-5 chip for fantastic graphics and detail

KOEI is working on a sequel to it's original 1989 military simulation. In Nobunaga's Ambition 2 you must embark on a quest to unify Japan in the 16th century. Command armies, attack fortresses, negotiate alliances and plan attacks on the enemy while defending yourself from his forces! With two scenarios, 5 game levels and a 70 page manual Nobu-naga 2 promises to be the most detailed war simulation yet for the NES!

Journey back in time to a land of beauty and savagery, a land of wealth and poverty, a land of power and greed. Your mission is to unite the feudal lords of ancient Japan into one nation with one ruler-YOU.

To accomplish this, you start by building up your fiefdom. The building process starts by clearing land for farmers to work and merchants to build on. Expand the town boundaries on the newly cleared land,this keeps the town folk and the merchants happy. This also allows you to raise taxes, providing you with much needed revenue to help recruit new soldiers and samurai warriors. You will also want to fortify your castle to protect you from outside attacks. One important note is to maintain a high level of flood control. You never know when a monsoon rain will hit.

Maintain diplomatic relations with some fiefdoms while you are attacking others. This will allow you to take control of some land while protecting you from attack from close neighbors. GOOD LUCK!

When Koei in-troduced the computer version of Nobuna-ga's Ambition in 1988, it caused a sensation. It was a game of unprecedented depth, and it really brought medieval Japanese history to life. Nobunaga quickly became a bestseller.

The Nintendo version which followed later got mixed reviews, however. Some people thought the game looked uncomfortably "squeezed down" to fit the NES, and the scrolling on the battlefield screens was terribly jerky and slow. But each following Koei title that was translated from computers to Nintendo got better, until finally NES players were getting virtually the same game for their money as computer gamers. Now comes Nobunaga's Ambition II. Is the sequel new and exciting enough to make it worth trying?

Definitely! Koei's game designers have become quite comfortable with Nintendo, and everything now "fits" and looks great to boot. And in terms of graphics, Nobunaga II is crisper, more vivid, and considerably richer in detail than the original Nobunaga.

The basic game remains essentially the same: As a 16th-century Japanese warlord, you strive to become the sole ruler of Japan. By means of diplomatic, economic, and military strategies, you must strengthen your own fiefdom while absorbing those of your rival warlords.

One interesting new feature of Nobunaga II is that you can issue several commands per turn. Each command costs energy to carry out, however, and when a samurai becomes too weary to work, he must rest and recuperate. This is a good reason to acquire as many trusted henchmen as you can, so you can avoid any down time. Another new addition is the elaborate siege warfare-both offensive and defensive. In terms of looks, playability, and sophistication, Nobunaga II is almost a whole new game. Players who already know and love its honored ancestor may purchase this sequel in confidence: You will be getting your money's worth.

If you haven't played the original Nobunaga, fear not. Nobunaga II is an ideal introduction to Koei's lineup of truly distinguished historical simulations.

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