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Commodore 64ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Fans of crossword puzzles and other forms of word-play will love Nord and Bert. Those of us with a disposition for exploration and discovery may find their patience sorely tried.
MacintoshAll Game Guide
If you enjoy English, or even just puns and sayings, you will enjoy this game very much.
The real strength of the game is in its Writing and Atmosphere. The mood created is delightfully surreal, and the constant clever descriptions and responses make this one of the best "reading" text games ever produced.
Text game players like to argue that well-written text produces more evocative images than graphic games do. Nord and Bert goes beyond this, not merely doing things BETTER than a graphics game could, but doing things that a graphics game could never do at all.
Full marks to Infocom for branching out with something highly original, and extremely cleverly put together. But do not play Nord and Bert expecting anything like any other Infocom you have ever played. You won’t get it, and you will be disappointed. Do not play Nord and Bert if English is not your native tongue. Nord and Bert is a game of American wit. Do play it with a group of friends, perhaps over a few drinks.
Atari STASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
An Nord and Bert sollte sich nur jemand heranwagen, der es im Englischen so richtig drauf hat. Es sind nämlich nur demjenigen Erfolgserlebnisse beschieden, der die vielfältigen Idioms und "puns" der englischen Sprache beherrscht. Dann allerdings können die acht Episoden sehr amüsant sein.