User Reviews

Mega fun wordplay DOS Tony Van (2665)
Funny, punny text adventure DOS Terrence Bosky (5224)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
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Atari ST Awaiting 5 votes...
Commodore 64 Awaiting 5 votes...
DOS 19 3.9
Macintosh Awaiting 5 votes...
Combined User Score 19 3.9


Critic Reviews

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90
Commodore 64Commodore Computing International (Jan, 1988)
I loved it! More please Mr. Berez.
90
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. Since puzzle magazines are the best-selling category of publication in the UK, the Pilg can only conclude that adventuring has spawned a new category of computer entertainment with tremendous potential. I suggest we call them 'pootles', the players 'pootlers', and look forward to hearing what readers think of this new art form.
90
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. Since puzzle magazines are the best-selling category of publication in the UK, the Pilg can only conclude that adventuring has spawned a new category of computer entertainment with tremendous potential. I suggest we call them "pootles", the players "pootlers", and look forward to hearing what readers think of this new art form.
90
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.
71
Atari STASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Dec, 1987)
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.
70
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG) (Dec, 1987)
Treat Nord and Bert as a parlour game, play it in a group and you'll get a lot of fun out of it, even if you do speak English. It's nice to see Infocom branching out with new ideas.
70
MacintoshAll Game Guide (1998)
If you enjoy English, or even just puns and sayings, you will enjoy this game very much.
61
DOSSPAG (Mar 02, 1995)
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.
60
AmigaCommodore User (Dec, 1987)
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.
57
Commodore 64Zzap! (Jan, 1987)
Nord is not funny, not clever, not inspirational and very easy to switch off. What are they playing at?
53
Commodore 64Your Commodore (Feb, 1988)
This is a departure from the normal Infocom style of games so much as it is eight short stories rather than one long one. The idea is superb, the execution somewhat less so.
41
DOSThe Games Machine (UK) (Dec, 1987)
I didn't enjoy this game, no atmosphere no excitement just lots of experimenting with words, very dull. Its links with the adventuring world are very tenuous indeed and I hope Infocom don't make Nord and Bert a precedent... I shan't vote for either of them.
41
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK) (Dec, 1987)
I didn't enjoy this game, no atmosphere no excitement just lots of experimenting with words, very dull. Its links with the adventuring world are very tenuous indeed and I hope Infocom don't make Nord and Bert a precedent... I shan't vote for either of them.
41
Atari STThe Games Machine (UK) (Dec, 1987)
I didn't enjoy this game, no atmosphere no excitement just lots of experimenting with words, very dull. Its links with the adventuring world are very tenuous indeed and I hope Infocom don't make Nord and Bert a precedent... I shan't vote for either of them.