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Nobunaga's Ambition: Lord of Darkness

MobyRank MobyScore
NES
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4.0
MSX
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PC-98
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4.0
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Description

Lord of Darkness, known in Japan as Bushō Fūun Roku, is the fourth game in the Nobunaga series (but only the third one to have been localized in English). The story of Nobunaga takes place during the Japanese civil war of the 16th century. In a wartime strategy game, 15 different warlords are represented across several territories.

One to eight human players can play, controlling different leaders and factions. Gameplay is done in one of two scenarios; the beginning of the civil war in 1555 or Nobunaga surrounded by his enemies in 1571. Management of population, supplies and military are the gameplay and successful manipulation of these numbers in the right combination to attack and defend against hostile intentions is what will bring your forces to victory.

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Nobunaga's Ambition: Lord of Darkness NES Explaining the other warlords.
Nobunaga's Ambition: Lord of Darkness Genesis Sub menu
Nobunaga's Ambition: Lord of Darkness PC-98 What? I just conquered this city, killing all its inhabitants. And now some stupid warlord is going to conquer ME?! No justice in this world!..
Nobunaga's Ambition: Lord of Darkness Genesis Choosing what to develop

Alternate Titles

  • "信長の野望 武将風雲録" -- Japanese spelling (NES, Genesis, TurboGrafx)
  • "スーパー信長の野望 武将風雲録" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Super Nobunaga no Yabō: Bushō Fūun Roku" -- Japanese title

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